For a few years now, Bali is a very popular tourist destination in Indonesia. The Island of the Gods is known for its heavenly beaches, breathtaking views, surprisingly rich and varied culture, and delicious cuisine.

Temple in Bali (detail) - Photo : Internet

What to see on the island of the Gods

Some of the most popular sites to visit in Bali include:
•  Temples: Bali is an island steeped in strong spirituality, where its temples are important places of worship and ceremony. The most famous religious sites in Bali are Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, Besakih, and Ulun Danu Bratan.
• Rice fields: The spectacular rice fields of Bali are not foreign to the reputation of the island. You will find the most beautiful in the regions of Ubud, Munduk, and Jatiluwih.
• Beaches: Perhaps the very first reason why Bali has become a must-see destination in Southeast Asia: its many idyllic, picture-perfect beaches. The most popular beaches are Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, and Nusa Dua.
• Waterfalls: Bali is home to many waterfalls, some of which make great hiking destinations. The most popular waterfalls are Sekumpul, Tegenungan, and Munduk.
• Monkey Forest: The Ubud Monkey Forest is a unique place to see monkeys in their natural habitat.

Bali Dances - Photo : Internet

What to do in Bali
Here are some things to do in Bali:
• Surfing: Bali is a world-class surfing destination. The best surf spots are on the east coast of the island.
• Yoga: Bali is also known for its yoga retreats. There are many yoga studios and retreat centers all over the island.
•  Market: The Bali markets are a great place to dive into local life while unearthing souvenirs, clothing and handicrafts. The most popular markets are Ubud, Kuta, and Seminyak.
• Hiking: Bali offers many hiking opportunities, for any type of walker, whether beginner or experienced. The regions of Ubud, Munduk and Batur offer some of the most beautiful hiking trails.

What to eat on the island of Bali

Balinese cuisine is a rich and varied cuisine, influenced by Indonesian, Chinese, and Indian cuisine. The most popular Balinese dishes are nasi goreng (fried rice), sate (meat skewers), lawar (minced meat salad), and gado-gado (vegetable salad).

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