Sep 15, 2007

Most Popular Sight-seeing Tours In Bali

Before traveling to Bali, you might want to know what to do or where to go. Here is most popular tours list that you can consider going in Bali. These tour can be conducted privately by hiring a driver or through your travel agent with professional Bali tour guide.

In Land (Kintamani Tour): You will visit Batubulan Village to watch cultural dance "Barong Dance" in the morning. Next, is Celuk village and Mas village to witness Bali silver artisans and wood carvers at work. Elephant cave temple, the ancient temple, and Kintamani village is your next stop. Kintamani is where you can view Mount Batur. On the way back, you will visit Tegalalang village (the rice terace village) and Seribatu Holy spring temple.

Western Coast (Mengwi Monkey Forest Tanah Lot Tour). Admire the royal temple of Taman Ayun. Stop at Kedaton Monkey Forest to visit my relatives. And finally, wait for the so-called spectacular sun set at Tanah Lot, temple by the sea.

East Coast (Besakih Mother Temple Karang Asem Tour). Head to Klungkung regency to visit ancient Kertha Gosa, the hall of justice. Next, the sacred bat cave temple (Goa Lawah), a unique temple with bats hanging everywhere in the temple compound. Tenganan village is your next mission, that's where you can see the traditional way the Balinese leadFinally, the Besakih temple, the biggest in Bali.

North Coast (Bedugul Singaraja Tour): Bedugul, a fruit and flower market in Tabanan regency, is your first stop. Ulun Danu, a temple by the Lake Bratan is another beautiful spot to visit. Next, you will go to Gitgit waterfall and Lovina beach on the north. On the way back, there are usually two options; you can go back via Munduk village to see the view of Lake Bratan and Lake Tamblingan or via Pupuan village, scenic route with lots of rice fields. Read my other post about this tour: Journey to North Bali

Ubud Tour: Ubud is a popular town. You can spend your time in the Ubud town centre visiting art market, museum, Ubud palace, or Bu Oka's suckling pig food stall.

Those are the most popular sight seeing tours in Bali. So, if you'd like to go tour to Bali but only have short visit there, consider doing those tours. Maybe be the Kintamani Tour and Monkey Forest Tanah Lot will be enough if you have, let say, three days in Bali. See my article about doing one day tour in Bali; Touring Bali in Just One Day

Things to remember: bring your camera, mineral water, sarong to enter temple ( not all temple require this). Bring some Rupiah (local currency) to buy things such as souvenirs or lunch. Remember to bargain on souvenirs. Bear in mind about rules to enter the temple especially for the ladies. You can read about: tips for entering Bali temple here: Tips On Visiting Hindu Temples In Bali and Why Can't A Woman in Period Enter A Temple?

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