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    50 Things to Do in Bali Tourism

    Duniacare - 50 Things to Do in Bali Tourism.Bali tourism most of popular the amazing tourism place in this world.Here we go to find 50 things to do when visit Bali Indonesia.As we know that Bali rich with amazing place,beautiful beach,amazing nature and still so much we can find a things amazing in Bali tourism Indonesia.Trough every country has it's own specialties you must definitely try before you hit and going traveling.Did you know that you can actually find dozens of unique things to do just in Bali? Here below 50 things to do in Bali tourism.Check and find your tourism journey when was in Bali Indonesia.

    Top 50 The Best Thing to Do that Prove Bali is The Craziest Tourism Place
    1.Safari with a difference – Bali Marine and Safari Park
    Bali Marine and Safari Park

    This adventure will guarantee that you are the coolest parents around. Wild animals, fire, and getting to stay up way past their bedtime – it’s every kids’ dream and you won’t be bored either.Bali Safari & Marine Park boasts a mind-blowing array of over 60 species of animals from small to tall and cute to just plain ugly.The freshwater aquarium, feeding displays; and animal and cultural shows will keep everyone entertained and enlightened.Is piranha feeding too dull for you? Surely you aren’t bored of elephants already? Have you already eaten dinner with tigers? Well, how about a night safari? Once darkness descends, you will begin with a guided walk around the park. It might look quiet, but this is when most of the animals really come to life.Watch the komodo dragons roam below you, or visit the bat cave to experience the flurry of night-time activity.After meeting the owls and lemur in the Bali theatre, it’s time for the highlight of the night – the safari! You will be perfectly safe in a cage as you spend 20 minutes journeying through the African Savannah.
    Balinese Fire Dance

    Top off the evening with a traditional Balinese fire-dancing show, and a delicious BBQ in the N’kuchiro Bar & Grill.The only downside? With this much excitement after bedtime, you are going to have some grumpy overtired little monkeys of your own the next day!

    2.Out of this world: Stay at a unique hotel
    Unique Hotels in Bali

    Stake out any website with hotel listings in Bali, and you’ll have to agree that Bali has just about any type of accommodation. And we mean it – anything seems possible!From snazzy budget hotels, majestic villas, to the weirdest themes you can think of, one thing’s for sure – a stay in Bali isn’t going to be boring, at least not if you pick the right places.Animal lovers will fall in love with Mara Safari Lodge, where they can live amongst the animals.If you’re more of a fish person, then these majestic Bali’s water villas will be the perfect choice for you: Villa Seminyak, Villa Laksamana and Bambu Indah.Environmentalists will find the best of both worlds at the Sharma Springs Bamboo House, where environment protection and luxurious comfort come hand in hand.You can even ‘travel to the future’ in one of these futuristic hotels.Or choose to ‘camp’ at the Sandat Glamping Tents.We completely understand if you’d prefer to try them all.

    3.Solidarity at its finest: Dine in the middle of paddy fields
    Paddy Fields Bali Tourism
    All of us have days when we just want to escape from civilisation and enjoy some me-time somewhere.At Pomegranate and Sardine, two of Bali’s most unique dining places, you can do just that.Pomegranate is situated in the middle of stretches of rice paddy fields, while Sardine sits amongst man-made paddy fields that were specially constructed in Petitenget for the ultimate au-naturale experience.There, there’s nothing to bother you – just the occasional firefly or two and greenery that goes on for miles.Feel free to sit back with a cup of fragrant tea, yummy pizza – or a cocktail at Sardine – and think deep thoughts about life, or have a heartfelt conversation with a close friend.Also, the sunset at both establishments are sigh-inducing – life really doesn’t get any better than that.

    4.Heavenly view: Watch the sunset at Uluwatu sea temple
    Uluwatu Temple and Fire Dance Bali Tourism
    Perched high atop a 70-metre cliff, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, the Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s best sea temples you can’t miss during your trip.It’s one of the six key Balinese temples that help to ward off evil, but that’s not its winning point as a prime tourist destination.Every day during sunset, crowds gather at the temple for a breathtaking view of the orange ocean reflecting the setting sun.Along with the Tanah Lot Temple, the Uluwatu Temple is one of the best places to be at during sunset.And at that time, don’t forget to catch the Kecak dance performance at the temple.One of Bali’s most popular traditional dances, the spectacular Kecak dance makes use of fire and dance to present riveting stories to the audience. Sometimes, the performer is in so deep a trance that he can even kick hot charcoal without scalding his feet!

    5.Experience the best infinity pools in the world: Munduk Moding Plantation, Alila Ubud + Uluwatu, Ubud Hanging Gardens Bali
    Hanging Garden Resort Amazing Pools Hotels
    Did you know that Bali has some infinity pools that are lauded as one of the best in the world? If you’re a dreamer, you will fall in love with Munduk Moding Plantation’s “pool among the clouds”.The pool is situated so well that when you lie on its edge, it almost feels as if you are lying amongst the clouds!The infinity pools at Alila Ubud and the Hanging Gardens Ubud are a must-try for the nature and peace lover – they sit nestled within mountain greenery, floating above a river valley and dense forest.Alila Uluwatu also has a great cliff-side infinity pool that showcases a gorgeous panoramic view of the ocean.Imagine a day set aside just for lounging in or beside the pool so how can you miss that?

    6.Take a walk in the sea: Bali Seawalker
    Bali Seawalker
    Scared your oxygen tank will give out on you if you go diving? With the Seawalker helmet, you can now walk on the seabed and observe ocean life like an underwater resident without having to carry all those heavy equipment.It’s so easy that even non-swimmers can do it.And even better yet, the helmet ensures that no water will touch your hair, so let those worries about helmet-head and flattened hair fly out the window and enjoy your little walk in the sea!

    7.Rooftop plane mall: The Gate 88
    The Gate88 Bali Tourism

    We just can’t stop finding planes in Bali.After spotting two abandoned planes in Kuta previously, the latest sighting is of a shopping mall – with half a plane perched on its roof top.The Gate 88 is a relatively new shopping mall with a unique, futuristic design, and the disembodied plane is a main feature – the new “It” spot which can be booked for festivals or private parties.So if you’re roaming the area and spot a plane from far off, you know you’ve found a new hangout for the day!

    8.Hug a honey bear: Pod Chocolate Factory and Cafe
    Chocolate Factory and Cafe Bali Tourism

    Yes, honey bears are predators and it sounds crazy to want to hug them, but this impossible feat is actually possible at the Pod Chocolate Factory and Cafe.The factory was set up by Australian Toby Garritt, in pursuit of the way to create the best chocolate in the world. He’s slowly but surely approaching his goal, considering the raving reviews that his chocolates have received.If you visit the factory, located within an elephant camp, you’ll be brought on a tour detailing how cocoa beans are harvested, and later made into chocolate. If you want to, you can even try making your own chocolate!And yes, you get to hug one of the three honey bears that live on the premises after being rescued from hunters. No, you won’t lose your head, and it only costs US$10.

    9.Fairytale cuisine: Dine with Frankenstein, lions and pirates
    Dine with Frankenstein Lions and Pirates bali Tourism

    Just like its hotels and villas, Bali also has many interestingly themed restaurants – you name it, you get it.If you have a strong stomach and a lot of guts, Frankenstein’s Laboratory allows you to dine with various monstrous creatures, and even Frankenstein himself.Or you can dine with the king of the jungle at the Bali Safari and Marine Park’s Tsavo Lion Restaurant.Captain Jack Sparrow wannabes will enjoy the life of a pirate at The Pirate Bay, while fairytale lovers can have a magical time at the Gardin Bistro.That, or you can cheer for your favourite sports team with fellow sport lovers at Stadium Sports Bar, and time travel to the past in the retrolicious Cosmic Diner.

    10.Party like never before: Get your alcohol fix at these unique bars
    Unique The Bamboo Bar in Bali

    Imagine sipping a cocktail on a floating platform in water, or get yourself more tipsy on a bamboo swing in a bar with a beer in hand.Bali has its very own eccentric collection of bars where you can hang out, go crazy and dance the night away.There is even a pub with a gigantic crocodile at the entrance!You can even party in a futuristic yet Gothic-cathedral-styled bar, with trapeze artistes who swing over you while you go high.How much crazier can it get when you’re not even drunk yet?

    11.Find hidden beauty: Chill out at unknown beaches
    Beautiful Beach In Bali

    As an island, Bali is naturally known for its beach life and activities.But with the influx of tourists, mainstream beaches such as the Kuta beach are already overflowing with people.So if you’re after a bit of peace and quiet, it’s time to head on to Bali’s various hidden beaches that, thankfully, have yet to gain the notice of many.If you’re fond of shell collecting at beaches, Gunung payung is one hidden beach in Nusa Dua that will cater to your needs.The Amed beach, on the other hand, is perfect for the hipsters, due to volcanic deposits painting the grains of sand a sooty black.And if you’re looking for something even more out of this world, head to Green Bowl beach, where you can find hundreds of bats sleeping in the many beachside caves.

    12.Find the half-submerged house in the middle of a lake
    House in the middle of Lake Batur Bali

    If you’re planning to go to Bali for your honeymoon, or simply want to have a romantic trip with your significant other, why not bring him/her to Lake Batur? The crater lake, situated on the active volcano Mount Batur, not only has clear, reflective waters that you can gaze at for ages, but it’s also home to one of the best views in Bali.

    13.Visit Asia’s best waterpark: Waterbom
    The Best Waterpark Bali Tourism

    Voted as Asia’s best waterpark by Tripadvisor, Waterbom is a must-go for any Bali traveller who’s also a theme park fan.From extreme water slides like the snake-themed Constrictor to gentle lazy rivers, both the young and old can spend a fun day at this water park.So what if theme park ride aren’t really your thing? You can always sneak off for the park’s reflexology session, fish spa therapy, or go for a mani-pedi session.

    14.Drive (or no) through a hole in a tree: Bunut Bolong Tree
    Bunut Bolong in Bali Tourism

    In the Manggissari village, located in the western part of Bali, stands yet another majestic tree that’s renowned for its supernatural powers.But unlike the giant banyan tree that supposedly grants wishes, the Bunut Bolong Tree (meaning “tree with a hole in it”) has a far more ominous history.The tree has roots on either side of a stretch of road, forming an archway that visitors can drive through. Brides and grooms are advised to refrain from passing through this way, though – legend has it that those who do will end up separated.To protect people from the power of the tree, another road has been constructed next to it for believers to pass through.But regardless of your belief in the legend, there’s nothing like a bit of risk to pique the adventurer’s interest, isn’t it?

    15.Visit a Pearl Farm: Atlas Pearl Farm
    Atlas Pearl Farm Bali Tourism

    Have you ever marvelled at the smooth beauty of pearls and wondered how your grandma’s favourite pearl necklace was made? At the Atlas Pearl Farm in Pemuteran, you can watch the whole pearl farming process, from the seeding of a pearl to achieve a certain shape and harvesting, to the evaluation and pricing of each pearl.After this trip, no one’s going to be able to hoodwink you with manmade pearls ever again.

    16.Witness a bird invasion: Petulu
    Patulu bali Tourism

    When the sun sets every day, thousands of herons from all over Bali fly to the village of Petulu, creating a beautiful vision of white for those who are there to witness it.The birds are believed to be the guardians that watch over the villagers and protect them from harm.The story goes like this: In the 1960s, members of the Indonesian Communist Party were caught in a massacre, and many bodies were left unfound. After rites were held to rid the village of any evil that might have remained, the birds started to appear in Petulu, causing people to believe that they are inhabited by the souls of the dead.Regardless of whether the story is true, the birds are certainly a sight to behold – during the peak period (around 5pm – 6pm), up to 20,000 herons can be seen roosting in the trees of Petulu, watching the people from above.Best place to watch? To the south of the village there’s a look-out point ideal for bird watching. Next to the road, you’ll see a sign that reads “the best place to see the herons”.And here’s where it points to – a small wooden house in the middle of a rice-field owned by an old lady selling cold drinks. So at the right time, you can see the flocks of herons arrive.The best part – you just need to sit back and enjoy the whole phenomenon with a drink in hand.

    17.Go ghost-hunting in Bali’s abandoned places
    Abandoned Place Bali Tourism

    When the Balinese culture is so chock-full of its own phantoms and spooks, how can you possibly curb the desire to explore its secrets? If you’re a budding paranormal investigator or an amateur ghost buster, a trip to Bali’s various abandoned places should surely not be missed.Check out this abandoned plane wedged in between houses in the small town of Kuta.Or these infamous spooky areas such as the defunct amusement park Taman Festival, which was closed down for inconclusive reasons.If you don’t find what you’re looking for at these places, fear not, for Bali has its own supply of spooky attractions.Drop by the uncompleted hotel, Taman Rekreasi Bedugul, or explore a desolate temple in the Karangasem regency.Who knows, you might stumble across a new place with an untold story during your journey.

    18.Experience life underground: Gala-Gala underground house
    You’ve seen the intricately carved temples, beautifully constructed villas, and all the architectural wonders that Bali has to offer, but you haven’t seen the most amazing one amongst them yet.Located in Nusa Lembongan is a unique underground house hand-dug by a 70-year-old local man, Made Byasa, with nothing but a crowbar.It took him a hefty 15 years to complete the structure, which is just like a fully functioning house above ground – it has bedrooms, a kitchen, and even a sitting area!

    19.Watch your own jewellery being made: John Hardy Workshop and Showroom
    Have you always wanted to watch your own jewellery being crafted in front of your very eyes? You can do so at the John Hardy workshop, where local artisans conceive and create the pieces of traditional luxury jewelry for you.Take the opportunity to explore the organic farm and visit Kapal Bambu – a majestic bamboo structure in the middle of race paddy fields – where you’ll be able to see and purchase from beautiful displays of handcrafted jewelry.You’re even welcome to join the John Hardy team for a delicious, traditional Balinese lunch served under the shade of a Banyan tree and prepared by their five-star chef.

    20.Experience one day as a Balinese Rice Farmer: Four Seasons Sayan
    Beautiful Balinese Rice Farmer

    Our mothers have always told us to cherish the rice in our bowls, because of the immense effort it takes to plant and harvest them.But have you ever truly understood what goes behind each miniscule grain of rice? Now, you can – by being a rice farmer for a day!As part of Four Season Sayan’s Extraordinary Experiences Initiative, guests can sign up for the complete rice farmer experience, from a scenic meal amongst rice paddies, planting seeds to transplanting little shoots.After your hard work, you’ll even get to try out the traditional Balinese bathing ritual and lay back for a soothing massage.If you’ve got a rice-hating child, now’s the time to drum the love of grains into their minds!

    21.Come face-to-face with the dead: Trunyan island
    Trunyan Isalnd Bali Tourism

    Not easily spooked by ghost stories? Try testing the true extent of your courage at Bali’s very own island of the dead: Trunyan Island.The people there don’t bury and cremate their dead, so if you’re brave enough to make a trip there, you’ll find skeletons from ages long past, staring straight at you with their eyeball-less eye sockets.Interestingly, you won’t smell the stench of rotting bodies on this island, as the perfumed scent from a huge Taru Menyan tree masks it perfectly.How to get there: You can get to Trunyan island via boat from the jetty at Lake Batur. Getting to Lake Batur takes around two hours drive to the northeast of Denpasar along the main road to Buleleng and through Bangli Regency. The boat ride takes around half an hour across the calm waters and you will have to pay an entrance fee of US$0.80 to enter the island.Tip: You can always negotiate with the boat men, but take note to ask them if that’s the final price, sometimes if you negotiate too low, the boat men will raise the price in the middle of the lake and threaten to leave you if you do not agree to his new price. Prepare some small change since most of the villagers like to ask for money from tourists.If you are looking for someone to guide you into Trunyan village,  you can look for Putu Dalia at +6287860645395. He is a local guide who introduces the story of Trunyan village to visitors. Although he speaks a little english but he is friendly enough. He charges IDR 750,000 (57 USD) for 5 people or IDR 200,000 (15 USD) per person.

    22.Climb down a waterfall: Canyon in Bali
    Canyon in Bali

    If you’re a daredevil who sees extreme sports like surfing and parasailing as child’s play, why not test your limit with canyoning? Canyoning in Bali will take you through thrilling caves, gorges and even give you a chance to abseil through plunging waterfalls.Besides testing your endurance, you’ll even get to enjoy the sheer beauty of Bali’s wilderness and nature – now that’s an experience you’ll never forget.How to go canyoning: You can sign up for canyoning experiences with Adventure & Spirit, which offers different courses for various fitness levels.If you’re a beginner at canyoning, you can opt for the beginners’ Kali Kecil course, while veterans can try out the more demanding Kirana and Triple K courses. Prices start from US$110.

    23.Be a mahout for a Day: Bali Zoo
    Have you ever looked at an elephant and imagined yourself with one of those gentle giants as your friend and pet? At the Bali Zoo, you can actually come close to fulfilling your fantasy – make some precious memories with an elephant friend of your own!The zoo’s Mahout (person who cares for an elephant) for a Day programme offers visitors the chance to learn how to command, care and play with their resident elephants.Other than a whole day’s time to feed, ride, bathe and go for swims with your giant friend, you’ll also get to interact with other zoo animals such as the lions, crocodiles and pythons.So if you’re out to make everlasting memories, this is the place to do it – an elephant never forgets.

    24.Test your courage: Trek for wild snakes in the dark
    A Bali trip can’t be complete without going on a trek to discover the secrets that lie within the island’s natural environment.But have you ever tried to trek in the dark? If you’re game for shedding your fear of the dark and the creatures that live in it, sign up for a night tour with Bali Reptile Rescue, a volunteer group that specialises in the removal and rescue of reptiles.The tour, which starts early evening and ends at 1am, includes an introduction to all the reptiles that have been rescued, and a trek that leads you into many unknown night creatures reside.

    25.Make your own perfume: L’atelier Parfums et Creations
    Did you know that high-end brands such as Yves Saint Laurent use Indonesian essences in their perfumes? Yes, those are what makes you smell like a flower all day long.We’ve all had trouble finding the perfect scent for ourselves – some are too flowery, buttery, others are simply a turn-off – but you will never have to worry about that again, for you can create your own scent right here in Bali!L’atelier Parfums et Creations offer 90-minute and 3-hour long workshops that will teach you how to create your own unique scent, and you’ll get to bring back a diploma and 30ml bottle of your very own perfume.You might still not be Victoria or David Beckham, but we reckon having your own perfume will make you feel one step closer to becoming a star.

    26.Buffalo is the new black: Attend a buffalo race
    You’ve seen a horse race, but have you seen a water buffalo race? Buffalo is the new black in Bali, where the city of Negara is famous for the buffalo races that are organized to celebrate the rice harvest.Brightly-dressed jockeys and their buffalos are paraded in front of a large crowd before fighting for first place on rough dirt track.During the competitions, locals are stirred into a frenzy of cheering and betting – it’s even possible to commission a race!Although races are only held from July to late October or early November, special courses for tourists are available all-year round, on every second Thursday.How to watch a buffalo race:Two major competitions, the Governors Cup and Regent Cup, are held annually between July to early November. These races take place at approximately seven different circuits, which include the Sangyang Cerik, Delod Berawah, Kaliakah, Pangkung Dalem, Merta Sari, Tuwed and Awen circuits.They begin in the early morning, from 7.30am to 8am, and last for five hours.Year-round races are also held every second Thursday of the month at 3pm at a special track near Perancak, 10-km south of Negara. These competitions are usually only an hour long.

    27.Embrace Balinese culture: Enjoy the hype leading up to Nyepi Day
    Are you up for kissing 100 strangers or participating in a Monsters Parade? Bali has its fair share of celebrations, but nothing beats those leading up to Nyepi Day (Balinese “Day of Silence”).Every year, during the Balinese New Year celebration, the locals will observe a day of silence on this day – there are no activities available, no traffic, and even lights are not turned on at night.Tourists will be allowed to continue using their hotel/villa’s facilities, but are forced to stay confined within their accommodations because there’s nothing to do even if they step out.So though most people will advise you to avoid Nyepi when you travel to Bali, the celebrations before that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience – with many exciting highlights such as traditional Balinese processions, ogoh-ogoh parades, and even a kissing festival.It’s the only time of the year when you’ll come across such majestic processions and showcases of Bali’s unique culture – how can you possibly miss it?

    28.Be a saviour: Adopt a turtle family
    Fancy being a Dad or Mom to a baby turtle? Head down to the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre in Pulau Serangan, where it’s possible for you to “adopt” a baby turtle before setting it free back into the sea.Not only is it a pretty romantic thing to do with your partner, it also helps to save the lives of the baby turtles, who may become territorial as they grow up and end up attacking each other.This initiative aims to combat plummeting turtle numbers, and is now an extremely popular activity amongst tourists.Turtle adoption is also available at the Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary, on the neighbouring island of Gili Meno, so if your first turtle-freeing experience was memorable for you, why not do it again? Turtle Conservation and Education Centre : Location: Jl. Tukad Punggawa, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80229,Cost: No entrance fee, $10 per baby turtle adoption,Phone: +62 813 3849 0357.

    29.Underwater prayer: Pay a visit to Pemuteran hidden underwater temple

    Underwater prayer: Pay a visit to Pemuteran hidden underwater temple? This temple in Pemuteran lies hidden under the sweeping waves of the sea.Although it was initially constructed as part of an underwater conservation programme, it has become a popular attraction for diving enthusiasts.Little sea critters have also set up their homes in the area, creating a beautiful harmony between man and nature.How to get there: The underwater temple can be found off the coast of Pemuteran Bay. You can book a diving trip with Pemuteran-based Reef Seen Divers Resort.It is recommended to get to the village of Pemuteran by car. Rides from major towns such as Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua will take around four hours. It is 20-minutes away from the Lovina Beach.Location: Desa Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Singaraja 81155, Bali,Contact: +62 (0) 362 93001/+62 (0) 812 389 4051,Cost: From US$42.60/person.

    30.Sink into the deep: Ride a submarine
    Even if you’re not an outdoors person and walking amongst fish isn’t really your cup of tea, surely you can’t refuse the idea of observing them from the absolute safety of a ship.Better yet, in a submarine.While riding a submarine used to be a pipe dream for normal folks (unless you’re in the Navy), it’s now possible to enjoy underwater life from within the Odyssey, an air-conditioned submarine that can take as many as 36 people to a depth as great as 150 feet.The submarine will take you on a 45-minute trip, setting off from Amuk Bay and diving into the colourful world of coral reefs and underwater life.Now you’ll be able to have your cake and eat it too – enjoying the life of a sporty kid without having to give up on your comfort.Location: Jl. Raya Kuta No. 9X Kuta Bali 80361,Cost: US$85 (Adult), US$60 (Child under 12 years),Phone: +62 361 759777, +62 361 759888.

    31.Be a rockstar: Release an album at the Hard Rock Hotel
    If it’s your dream to release a record, you can now do it at the Hard Rock Hotel.The hotel’s Boom Box Recording Studio has karaoke rooms available for the budding artiste.There’s even a studio equipped with state-of-the-art sound recording systems and even a sound engineer, so if you feel like your voice is in a good shape, feel free to whip up an album and bring it home to show off to your friends and families.Now they can’t laugh at you for a “dream that will never come true.”Location: Jl. Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali,Cost: US$42 (90-minute recording session; 2 songs), US$34 (1-hour karaoke session),Phone: +62 361 761 869.

    32.Go on a musical temple tour: Pura Maduwe Karang
    Are monotonous tour guides a turn-off for you when you visit cultural sites? If you make a trip to the Pura Maduwe Karang temple, you’ll get the unlikeliest tour guides who will give you a whole different temple experience.Your guides will be a group of children at the temple, who will give you information about the temple’s most famous carving – a man on a bike – through song!Not only are these adorable kids good singers, they’re apparently quadrilingual too.So regardless of whether you speak English, French, German or Dutch, rest assured – there’s a song especially for you.

    Location: Jl. Pelabuhan Sangsit, Buleleng, Bali,Cost: A donation is requested for before you enter the temple. Tipping can be done at your own discretion.Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 5pm.

    33.Visit the Spirit Queen: Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel
    Bali is a place where legends and myths run rampant, and Room 327 of the Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel holds one of those strange tales.In 1933, the hotel caught on fire, but amazingly, a single room on the third floor remained untouched by the blaze.Rumor has it that the Javanese spirit queen had protected the room because Sukarno, the first Indonesian president, had always stayed in that room and he was very fond of the spirit queen.Aside from Room 327, Room 2401 is also reserved for the spirit Queen.Tourists can now still visit that room if they request for it, although certain restrictions will be imposed on visitors.Who knows, you might be able to glean some blessings from the spirit queen as well!
    Location: Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur Bali, P.O.Box 3275, Denpasar 80032, Bali.Phone: +62-361-288511.

    34.Enjoy the world’s biggest percussion orchestras: Balinese Gamelan
    Touted as the world’s biggest percussion orchestras, the Balinese Gamelan plays a huge part in the music and dance-centric Balinese culture.A typical gamelan performance consists of bronze percussion instruments such as gongs and cymbals, and some varieties also include string instruments.Gamelan orchestras are actually extremely common in Bali, and can be found in any village who can afford it – so you can watch it anywhere!Performances are also held during traditional ceremonies, festivals, and at most hotels in order to cater to tourists.So next time you’re driving through a Balinese village, be sure to drop by one of these music clubs’ rehearsals!How can you watch a gamelan performance? You can drop in on rehearsals and performances in villages at zero charge. The village of Peliatan, which is right next door from central Ubud, is particularly well-known for its gamelan and dance performances. Performances are held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 7.30 pm, at the Balerung Stage.Location: Jalan Peliatan (Br.Teruna Peliatan-Ubud), Gianyar, Bali 80571.You can also watch performances at the Puri Saren (Ubud) Palace at 7.30 pm every day. Street vendors begin selling tickets ( approximately $6) in the early afternoon, but if you go early, you might be able to get them at a better price!
    Location: Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Bali.

    35.Bask in an untouched piece of nature: Blahmantung waterfall
    Among the many hidden waterfalls is the Blahmantung waterfall (or Blemantung waterfall).Although it’s the tallest waterfall in Bali at 110m, it has always been overshadowed by the popular tourist hotspot, Gitgit waterfall.Because of that, visitors to the Blahmantung waterfall get to enjoy relative peace and quiet, along with the simple beauty of nature.Just the drive to the waterfall alone is a pleasurable undertaking – you drive through a large rice farming area, which is incredibly scenic.After a 800m trek to the waterfall from the parking lot, all that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the unspoiled nature around you.How to get there: Head towards Tabanan, and turn right at Antosari, towards the direction of Pupuan and Seririt. There is a sign saying ‘Tourist Object’ that is located on a narrow street just south of Pupuan, after which a 40-min hike is required to get to the waterfall.

    36.Go dolphin-watching: Lovina Resort
    No more peering at dolphins through the glass at aquariums; at the Lovina Resort, you’ll get the chance to watch this lovely creature roam free in the deep blue sea.Many dolphins have been sighted right before the beach in front of the resort – the hotel even has a special dolphin tour, where lucky tourists have seen up to 100 dolphins at one go!Staying at Lovina Resort.
    Location: Jl. Mas Lovina, Bali 80226, Indonesia.Opening Hours: (Kapal Bambu): 5:30am – 6:00am,Phone: +62 362 3435 800.

    37.Get married in the coolest way possible: Karma Kandara + Ayana Bali, Cruise ship, Diamond Bali, Safari Park, underwater wedding
    Many couples travel all the way to Bali from all over the world each year to make their sacred vows.And it’s certainly not surprising, as Bali is one of the places where you can make your wedding a once-in-a-lifetime experience.Not only does Bali have plenty of prime locations for you to have an amazing pre-wedding photoshoot, there are so many choices for your wedding that you’ll be spoilt for choice.You can choose to marry your significant other in the Diamond Bali, the most beautiful chapel in the world, ride off into the sunset on an elephant, or step into the next phase of your life on a transparent floating platform on a cliff-top.hat’s not all – you can even sail off with your new husband on a luxury cruise ship, just like a true Disney princess.If that’s still not special enough for you, why not hold an underwater wedding in one of Bali’s most scenic waters?

    38.Go on a pilgrimage: Climb Mount Agung
    While we’re at the topic of mountains, we can’t miss what is probably the most well-known mountain in Bali: Mount Agung.It’s the 5th tallest volcano in Indonesia, and the tallest mountain in Bali itself. Although it’s an active volcano, its last eruption occurred in 1964.Tourists often hike up the 3000-metre tall mountain for an unrivalled bird’s eye view of Bali, while the local Balinese consider the trek a pilgrimage, and most do it at least once in their lifetime.Whether you’re here just for the view or a more holy purpose, this is one hiking trip you definitely have to take in Bali.How to trek at Mount Agung:There are two routes to trek up Mount Agung.Besakih Temple Route: Trek from the nearby Besakih Temple, going through the jungle. This steep route leads to the very top of the mountain and will take 6 to 7 hours to complete.Pasar Agung Route: This is a slightly less challenging route via the Pasar Agung Temple. The hike will take 3 to 4 hours to complete, and ends 100m below the actual mountain peak.

    39.Learn about seaweed farming: Nusa Lembongan or Geger Beach (Nusa Dua)
    Before kimchi, there was seaweed. Haven’t you wondered about the origins of your favourite Tao Kae Noi seaweed snack? If you decide to go for a bike ride in Lembongan, be sure to look out for the seaweed farm, where you can observe the rare sight of the local farmers caring for their crops and heaps and heaps of seaweed laid out to dry.You’ll even get to take a boat ride through the mangroves into the seaweed farm itself! The awesome taste of freshly harvested seaweed certainly can’t be found anywhere else.Although Nusa Lembongan houses the largest seaweed farm in Bali, if you want to stay on the main island and get a taste seaweed farming as well, you can head on to Nusa Dua’s Geger Beach, a hidden beach paradise in Bali.The plants are actually harvested to produce cosmetics too!How to get to Nusa Lembongan: You can get to Nusa Lembongan via boats from Sanur Beach or Benoa Harbour. Seaweed farmers can often be spotted harvesting and drying seaweed at the Jungut Batu beach area. Tourists may be charged US$0.30 for biking around the farms.How to get to Geger Beach: Driving from Kuta approximately about 30 minutes, Geger beach is near Nikko Bali, and you can reach there via an alley. Best time to watch farming: The local villagers usually collect twice a day in every morning and afternoon.

    40.Get into a mud fight: Mepantigan Balinese Mud Games
    Mepantingan Balinese Mud Games

    Craving for some mud fights? And no, this isn’t just for kids!Mepantigan is one of the Balinese cultural games you can play in the rice fields, and get very dirty and muddy.Other traditional local games you can enjoy include Eel/frog Catching, Mud Horse Riding, Love and kiss duck, Mud Tug of War, Mud Pillow Fight, Kecak Body Painting, Mud Gamelan and dance, and Massage in the mud.Have we tempted your inner child enough? Mepantigan Balinese Mud Games.
    Location: Ubud,Cost: $41,Includes: Shower, Towel, Holy necklaces souvenir, Bamboo Car Transport (with additional charges), Lunch/dinner Balinese Mud Rice/Nasi Lumpur after activity (with additional charges), Welcome Balinese drink and snacks.

    41.No haggle, no hassle: 100% genuine fake shop

    When we shop overseas, we’re always plagued with the fear of running into dishonest shopkeepers who pass off counterfeit products as genuine ones.But at this shop in Kuta Badung, you won’t ever have to haggle or worry about the true worth of the things you buy – everything in this shop is genuinely fake, and they’re not afraid to admit it.Some “brands” available include Vans, Dior, and Jimmy Choo.If you fancy a day of relaxed shopping (and don’t particularly care for brands), this is the place to go.100% genuine fake shop.
    Location: Jl. Legian number 375 Kuta Badung Bali, Badung, Bali,Cost: From US$2 Phone: +62 812 3802 603.

    42.Dine at a live volcano: Madu Sari Mountain Restaurant
    The Madu Sari mountain Restaurant Bali Tourism

    What can be more heart-stopping than dining atop a live volcano? The Madu Sari Mountain Restaurant is located on the edge of a crater on Mount Batur, an active volcano – yes, we’re not kidding! You might be questioning why anyone in their right mind would be in the mood to eat while perched on a volcano, but here’s the catch – you get gorgeous scenery of the beautiful crater-lake Lake Batur (though splattered with residue lava from previous eruptions), and the surroundings are actually romantic enough for a date or two.Food – both local and European – is served as a buffet, with yummy options such as beef stroganoff, fried chicken, and pancakes.It might sound little scary, but it’s completely worth it.Madu Sari Mountain Restaurant .
    Location: Jl. Penelokan, Kintamani, Bangli, Gianyar,Cost: From US$20 (for two),Opening Hours: Breakfast and lunch only,Phone: +62 366 51801.

    43.From shit to swell: Kopi Luwak
    Enjoy kopi Luwak Bali

    Just like America is home to the popular Starbucks brand of coffee, Indonesia is known for the exotic Kopi Luwak (civet coffee).This type of coffee is made from coffee beans that are harvested from the faeces of civets, who consume coffee berries beforehand.Kopi Luwak plantations such as the Bali Pulina Agro Tourism are available all over Bali, and you can get a tour through the premises, meet live civets and even buy coffee at a cheaper price.Bali Pulina Agro Tourism has a beautiful chillax space overlooking a beautiful rice paddy field while you sip your coffee.A complimentary tray of different types of coffee, tea & cocoa will be served.Before the lurid details regarding its production turns you off, get this – Kopi Luwak, starting at US$100 per kilogram, is easily the most expensive form of coffee in the world.So how could you miss trying it? Bali Pulina Agro Tourism .
    Location: Jl. Raya Ceking Br. Pujung Kelod Ubud Gianyar, Tegalalang, Bali, Indonesia,Cost: Everything is complimentary, unless you would like to try a cup of Kopi Luwak at Rp 50,000 (4 USD). They will also bring you around for tours to show you the process of making Kopi Luwak, the different type of plants and herbs, etc.Contact: +62 878-6224-0233.

    44.Into the blue: Take a photoshoot at the Tulamben shipwreck
    Think an underwater photoshoot, with the melancholic Tulamben shipwreck as your backdrop, and schools of tiny fish accentuating the beauty of your photos.Doesn’t it sound like the best thing ever? If you choose to do your wedding photoshoot here, you’ll get gorgeous photos, a unique experience, and avoid having the exact same backdrop as your neighbour.It’s time to build up your lung capacity and go for the plunge!
    Getting There: The USAT Liberty wreck is located off the coast of Tulamben, which is a 2-hour drive from Kuta. Diving trips can be booked with the Tulamben Wreck Divers.

    45.Paparazzi 101: Stalk a celeb getting hitched
    We can’t have been the only ones noticing an increasing number of celebrities picking Bali as their wedding destination, and how extravagant and beautiful these weddings are.If you can’t fulfill your dream of becoming a star, the least you can do is marry like one, right? ou can have a small, intimate gathering with friends and family, just like how Chinese actress Yang Mi and Hong Kong actor Hawick Lau liked it, or marry in a traditional Balinese ceremony the way singer-songwriter Mick Jagger did.One thing’s for sure – whether you choose to say your vows in a scenic cliff-side chapel overlooking the ocean just like Hong Kong stars Sammi Cheng and Andy Hui, or prefer Malaysian model Amber Chia’s laidback beach wedding, we know it’s going to be an unforgettable experience.Or you can just hang out at wedding hotspots and hope for a glimpse of your favourite idol.

    46.When in Rome: Go for a Balinese cooking class
    Not all Balinese food may fit your tastebud, but it’s doubtless that this tiny island houses some of the greatest food out there, and its tropical dishes are increasingly popular.And since you’re visiting, why not add some of these exotic dishes to your cooking repertoire? You can sign up for cooking classes with Bumbu Bali, an award-winning Balinese restaurant and cooking school. Classes are helmed by Heinz von Holzen, a famed chef and cookbook author.You’ll be introduced to the exotic history behind traditional Balinese dishes, shop for ingredients yourself, and even get to make popular dishes such as fried rice, grilled chicken and lamb stew.By the time the lesson is over, you’ll be able to return to your home country with your Balinese Master Chef certificate.
    Location: Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua,Contact: +62 (0)361 771 256,Cost: From US$80.

    47.Exotic healing: Visit a traditional healer
    If you’re suffering from some illness or simply want to refresh your body a little, a trip to the balian’s (a Balinese healer) is definitely in order.Where else but in Bali can you improve your health through ancient magic? Most hotels have recommendations for local balians. A consultation with a balian will easily reveal the problems with your health, after which suggestions for purification and balancing will be given to you, such as holy baths and meditations.Do keep an open mind, though, if you’re planning to go for some traditional healing – some of the practices, such as spitting and body painting, might come across as weird.Recommendations: If you’re interested in getting the Eat, Pray, Love experience, you can pay a visit to Ketut Liyer, the popular healer from the book, in Ubud. Just make sure you arrive early and have more money to spare, as Ketut Liyer only sees 25 people per day and charges a higher consultation fee than most balians.Or you can request for your hotel to make an appointment with a Bali for you. There are certain rules that visitors have to abide by, such as not passing money to the balian directly, so it’s probably better to read up a little before making the trip!Prices usually wavers between US$8 – US$15, unless you need more complicated treatment.Ketut Liyer’s Home .
    Location: Banjar Kaja Pengosekan, Ubud,Gianyar, Bali.Cost: From US$28.

    48.Discover new horizons: Visit an exotic island around Bali
    Have you been to Bali so many times that you’ve already done almost everything? Before you check off Bali on your “to go” list, make sure you explore the exotic islands surrounding it first!A short distance away from Bali lie the more secluded islands of Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Penida, Gili Meno, Gili Gede and the Menjangan islands.These islands offer a much more laidback lifestyle than Bali, and offer activities and attractions such as mangrove forests, turtle freeing, snorkelling and others – all without the hassle of fighting with the crowd.

    49.Porky heaven: Babi Guling
    You can’t say you’ve travelled to Bali if you haven’t eaten Babi Guling (Balinese roast pork).This dish is one of the most popular and famous dishes in Bali, so much that it can be considered as a landmark dish.The crispiness of the pork skin and chunks of juicy pork meat certainly have won over the hearts – and stomachs – of many a tourist.While there are plenty of restaurants serving Babi Guling, the establishments with some of the best Babi Guling are Ibu Oka in Ubud, and Warung Babi Guling in Sanur.Be sure to grab a taste of this raved-about dish!Ibu Oka .
    Location: Jalan Suweta No.2, Ubud, Bali.Contact: +62 361 2077490,Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 6pm,Cost: From US$3.

    50.Special mention: Super cool future marine project
    This beautiful building might not exist just yet, but it’s already a must-go in our list.The futuristic infrastructure was proposed by architecture and design studio Solus 4 as Bali’s future Marine Research Centre.Not only will it be floating on the waters along Kuta beach, but the centre will also house cool facilities such as an aquatic garden, bar, auditorium and a pool terrace.Can’t imagine the awesomeness? Check out this youtube video for more mind-blowing details!The best thing is – certain areas of the building will be open to the public. Aren’t you excited? We’re definitely checking this out when it opens!
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