Travel Experiences You Can Only Get In Bali
The awesome Island of Bali is an awesome tourist center, attracting tourists from far and wide for many years.
There is so much to do in Bali if you love adventure, fun and excitement. Here’s a list of some of the things to look forward to in Bali.
1. Explore ancient sites
The ’Elephant Cave’ or ‘Goa Gajah,’ an incredible rock carving dating back to the 11th century, making it one of the historic sites on the island. Learn all about its history as you step into its demon-mouth entrance that is meant to ward off evil. Inside, there is a Ganesha statue too.
2. Indulge in a different kind of bird watching
In a village called Petulu, just outside of Ubud, you can spot thousands of white herons flaunt their glorious wings every day at sunset. This is a treat for nature and bird lovers who can go crazy clicking pictures of this fantastical avian flight! They roost in the Petula trees and sometimes, just because of the sheer number of birds, it looks like the branches are covered in snow.
3. Go on a temple run
Besakih or the ’Mother Temple’ is situated high up on the volcanic Mount Agung, about 3,000 feet above sea level. This is the largest temple complex in Bali and is home to 22 temple structures that are built on parallel ridges. Say a prayer, enjoy the views, click pictures, and learn about its mythological history while you are here.
4. Visit rice fields
You cannot come to Bali and not visit its rice fields. If you stay in a place like Ubud, then most of these rice paddies are just walking distance from you. Two of them are very popular. These are called Tegalalang and Jatiluwih. The latter is a UNESCO site. You may also opt to bike around these rice fields as there are many companies offering tours. It is an easy, downhill bike ride and includes breakfast usually along with a visit to a coffee farm and Balinese village.
5. Soak in the spices
There are spices all around the world, but have you ever heard of a spice massage? There are a few places in Bali where you can get wrapped in spices like pepper, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger during a therapeutic spa treatment. Employing Indonesian massage techniques, this is one spicy massage you will love.
Whatever you do, ensure that your holiday package includes a visit to these places.