The white and black sand that line each beach is as iconic as the waves that crash into them. Each beach has its own perks, and visitors of all types can find one to fall in love with. Surfers travel from all over the world to get in on the action while challenging their skills. For die-hards, Balangan Beach's waters can get so rough that non-surfers are often advised to stay near the shore. The nearby cliffs offer a breathtaking view.No matter your preference, Bali is stocked with wonderful beaches. Their sheer beauty will give anyone reason to add the island to the ultimate.
The best beach resorts in Bali have something for every type of traveler. They immerse culture buffs in art and designs inspired by the beautiful local surroundings, impress foodies with feasts fit for royalty and pamper wellness-seekers from head to toe. Plus, they offer access to the most pristine beaches away from the crowds on this popular Indonesian island. White sand beaches are beautiful, but there’s something extra-glamorous about the sparkling volcanic black sand beach at the Soori Bali. The all-villa and residences beach resort in southwest Bali features elegant, earthy aesthetics that complement the surrounding rice fields.
Bali is known the world over the palm-lined beaches and a tropical haven for holidaymakers. Yet the fun doesn't stop as the shore ends—it just begins where the ocean starts. Hold your breath and submerge under the gleaming blue sea. Watch as the seabed explode with colors and rich marine life. The ocean is alive with vibrant corals stand proudly as shimmering rays of lights fall slenderly into the bumpy reefs and sandy grounds. Schools of tropical fishes roam around the crystal clear water with their own business, presents a dynamic and endless amusement.
Balinese foods include lawar (chopped coconut, garlic, chilli, with pork or chicken meat and blood), Bebek betutu, Balinese sate known as sate lilit made from spiced mince pressed onto skewers which are often lemongrass sticks, Babi guling also known as celeng guling. In Bali, the mixed rice is called nasi campur Bali or simply nasi Bali. The Balinese nasi campur version of mixed rice may have grilled tuna, fried tofu, cucumber, spinach, tempe, beef cubes, vegetable curry, corn, chili sauce on the bed of rice. Mixed rice is often sold by street vendors, wrapped in a banana leaf.
No visit to Bali would be complete without a trip to see at least one of Bali's temples. There are over 20,000 Pura (Balinese for temple) in Bali at last count, a widespread marker of Bali's exuberant culture; you don't have to make an effort to see all of them, but you do have to see at least a few of the temples listed below. Some temples can be seen in a single trip; others may need a little more advance planning. In any case, the effort to see any of these Bali temples is effort well spent.
The Ubud Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal, which owns it. The village's residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village. In Ubud, you can also visit the Ubud Monkey Forest, a nature reserve and sacred area with temples. It’s very touristy, and a lot of people break the rules and feed the monkeys, which teaches them bad habits so don’t do that! Still, it’s exciting to watch all of the long-tailed macaques running around and playing with each other. Admission is 80,000 IDR ($5.50 USD) for adults.
Bali Swing, a newly opened giant playground in Ubud that boasts giant swings, will awaken your inner child. These swings aren’t your usual playground ones – they’re huge, and many are tied to sturdy palm trees. Thanks to Bali Swing’s location on the face of a hill, you’ll be getting spectacular views of the forest and coursing river opposite as you swing. While the main stars are obviously the swings, which ascend from 10m to 78m above ground, there are also giant “nests” modelled after bird nests that you can sit and admire the view in.
Balinese culture is a mix of Balinese Hindu-Buddhist religion and Balinese customs. It is perhaps most known for its dance, drama and sculpture. The island is also known for its Wayang kulit or Shadow play theatre. Even in rural and neglected villages, beautiful temples are a common sight; and so are skillful gamelan players and talented actors. Even layered pieces of palm leaf and neat fruit arrangements made as offerings by Balinese women have an artistic side to them .The culture is noted for its use of the gamelan in music and in various traditional events of Balinese society.
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