Bali is widely known as one of the popular tourist attractions spots in Indonesia. If you are a beach enthusiast, Bali will certainly be on your bucket list, right? So, I was minding my own merrily business when a friend asked what’s with all the fuss about Bali? Hence, I had an instant epiphany that maybe, this might be a good entry to address that mystery!
So, what’s with all the fuss with Bali?
Historical Temple Site
Whenever you’re planning your trip from Kuala Lumpur to Bali, you have to have your itinerary ready, right? Well, one thing Bali is known for is its grand and beautiful temple sites. It’s not only historical but the architectural aesthetics is literally everywhere. Among the popular temple including Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple and Besakih Temple. The view is worthwhile too because those temples are right by the sea.
The Magical World of Ubud
Ubud is an Indonesian island (duh, of course!) in Ubud District. The district is canvassed with paddy fields and steep ravines – just the beauty of nature altogether. The district is heavily promoted as the hub of arts and culture that it has been considered as a large tourism industry. In Ubud District, you will find two of the places you should pay a visit to; the Ubud Monkey Forest and the Ubud Art Market. Where else you can see some cute monkeys living the life in the wild and shop till you drop with some art souvenirs for family and friends back home?
Okay, so, maybe when you fly Kuala Lumpur to Bali, seeing monkeys is not in your to-do-list, then the Bali Safari and Marine Park is your replacement destination. It’s right in Gianyar and when I said “living in the wild”, you will definitely feel like you are living in the wild. Don’t worry, you’re not getting thrown in the wild and have to fend for yourself. You’ll be in the comfort of the tour bus that will take you around the area and witness over 60 species of animals roaming around about their day in freedom. The park is so closely built mimicking their natural habitat that you feel like you’re in their world instead.
Well, this is minus the dust and danger normal archaeological expedition entails. The Elephant Cave or the locals called it Goa Gajah is not what you think it is. Yeah, you’re thinking that it is a cave filled with elephants, aren’t you? I don’t blame you. Naming can be a tricky business. Anyways, this is a cave, but it’s not filled with elephants inside it. The place is actually built back in the 11th century as the main meditation ground. You will found carving walls and fountains with history and culture written all over it. The Elephant Cave is about six kilometres out of central Ubud.
Conquer the Sky
Mount Batur Volcano in Kintanami is another highlight in your trip to Bali. This three-hour hike up to the top of the mountain will present to you the best of views one could ever hope for. They say the best views are between the hours of 10 AM to 3 PM. Did I mention the volcano is still active? It is, hence, if you are a hiker or planning to hike this big baby, you need to be on the alert of its volcanic activity alert. Apart from the hiking, the mountain itself is surrounded by Batur caldera lake that spreads over a 13-square kilometre. If you travel further in you can find quite collections of hot springs to dip in for the day.
All in all, Bali really hold to its name as one of the largest tourist attractions sites in Indonesia. People from all over the world go there for fun and relaxation. Funny stuff, I notice Traveloka offering deals for any overseas destination. Maybe I can plan mine anytime soon.
Pics taken and to be credited to www.bali.com