Tibumana Waterfall, A Hidden Gem near Ubud

Tibumana Waterfall is scenic, but not overly spectacular, what makes the trip here worthwhile is, well, the journey. Passing charming villages, the roads narrow and the picturesque landscape changes to green and more green. Rice fields, coconut palms, banana trees and temples. From the car park near the Pura Dalem, a cement path leads on an enjoyable short trek down to the river peppered with flowers, bamboo groves, birds and butterflies. The path splits–take the path to the left toRead more

Goa Gajah Temple, A Beautiful Historical Site

Goa Gajah is a significant Hindu archaeological site located in Bedulu, just 10 minutes outside of Ubud in Bali. Thought to date back to at least the 11th century, was excavated in 1922. The centerpiece here is a cave, the entrance to which is an ornately carved demon’s mouth. Inside of the 15 meters long cave there are Ganesha statue, fragmentary lingam and yoni. A giant carved guards stand around pools near the entrance, and a little path leads toRead more

Jatiluwih, A Truly Marvelous Rice Terraces in Bali

Jatiluwih rice terraces are the biggest and most picturesque rice paddies in Bali and potentially all of Indonesia. The vast expanses of terraced, green rice paddies are stepped along an entire mountain, from its peak to where its foot meets the sea. The view from the mountain village takes in the whole of southern Bali. It named a UNESCO Cultural Landscape. The landscapes around the Jatiluwih Unesco Cultural Site are both dramatic and exotic. The temperature is much cooler andRead more

Monkey Forest Ubud, A Sacred Sactuary

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is located in the central Ubud, inhabited more than 700 monkeys populate the forest along with 186 species of trees in this 12.5-hectare forest. It is a symbol of harmonious coexistence of humans with nature. There are three temples within the Monkey Forest: Pura Dalem, the shrine to Lord Shiva, the Holy Water Temple, and the Cremation Temple. In the forest, visitors can also find sculptures, symbolizing the energies supporting the powers of the three temples.Read more

The Top 8 Most Beautiful Temples in Bali

Balinese are blessed with an abundance of natural wonders with enough lakes, mountains and rivers to explore for a lifetime. We’ve also got some of the most jaw-dropping beautiful temples in Bali. Here are top 8 of the best to check out. 1. Tanah Lot Temple Tanah Lot is dramatically located on the Tabanan coast. Built on a promontory only accessible at low tide, this temple is one of the most important in Bali. It means “Sea Temple of theRead more

The 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Bali

Balinese are blessed with an abundance of natural wonders with enough temple, rice terraces, lakes, mountains and rivers to explore for a lifetime. We’ve also got some of the most jaw-dropping waterfalls on Earth. Here are ten of the best to check out. 1. Sekumpul Waterfall at Lemukih Village, Buleleng, North Bali Hidden in the dense jungles of Northern Bali lies Sekumpul Waterfall, a collection of seven picturesque waterfalls often cited as the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls in BaliRead more

Ubud Traditional Art Market for The Balinese Theme Gifts

Explore the winding stalls of Ubud Traditional Art Market, a feast for the eyes with stalls brimming with colorful produce, handmade goods and vibrant art. It is open early morning for daily groceries needs for local Balinese and than transformed to be The Art Market after 9 am. There are many local artists displaying their work and loads of merchandise for sale. You can find both traditional and modern crafts, like mats, clothes, paintings and many more. You might haveRead more

Kanto Lampo Waterfall, A Hidden Gem Near Ubud

Kanto Lampo is one of the famous instagramable waterfall located in Beng Village in Gianyar. Walking down to get a full view of the waterfall is easy access. All you have to do is climb down the eight-meter rocky cliff. They have a safe railing, so you can hold on to that. While Kanto Lampo is not the biggest, nor the tallest or the most mind-blowing, it’s still unique in its own right. The water flows through multi-tiered rocky steps,Read more

Campuhan Ridge Walk, A Serenity in The Heart of Ubud

Campuhan Ridge Walk is a popular trekking path along the narrow spine between the eastern and western branches of Ubud’s Wos Rivers. It is an easily accessible opportunity not only to stretch your legs and get away from the traffic-clogged streets, it offers stunning vistas and a glimpse of village life. Campuhan in Balinese means the confluence of two rivers, spiritually significant to Balinese Hindus as energy centers, and the river junction here marks Ubud’s beginnings when in the eighthRead more

Saraswati Temple Ubud in Red Lotus Garden

Taman Kemuda Saraswati Temple is located right in the heart of Ubud honors Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, literature and art. It is set within a beautiful water garden with thousands of red lotus flowers. It does indeed make a pretty backdrop for a selfie, but it’s worth getting a little closer to admire the impressive entrance gate. Evening sees the temple lit up as the venue transforms to a stage for regular dance and music performances. To viewRead more

Tukad Cepung, The Unique Waterfall in Bali

Tukad Cepung Waterfall still remains as the best virgin waterfall of Bali. Located 30 kilometers north-west of Ubud, you will witness a rare view of a waterfall that should not be missed. The sunlight falls on the glistering waterfall creating a rainbow, which feels as though it is projected right up to you. This place is comparatively cooler and offers an immense sense of peace and tranquility. Tukad Cepung is one of the best Instagram spot you should not missRead more

Gunung Kawi, A 1000 Years Old Temple

Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple in Tampaksiring that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut shrines that are carved into 7-meter-high. Sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face. Carved by hand into the hillside rocks a thousand years ago, this temple showcased the worshipers’ determination in ancient time. There are four groups of buildings sculptured, three temples and a Buddhist temple on the Gunung Kawi. This is presumed to be the burial complexRead more

Ubud Palace, A Historical Site in The Heart of Ubud

Located in the heart of Ubud, Puri Saren Agung Ubud Palace was the palace of the kings of Ubud until the 1940s. It is now inhabited by the last king’s descendants. Some parts of the complex are off-limits to the public, but entry to the rest area is free. You can wander around most of the large compound exploring the traditional and not excessively ornate buildings. You will see the real Bali architecture still maintained around this palace. Take timeRead more

Goa Garba, A Mystical Historical Site

Goa Garba is located in Pejeng Kelod village, Tampaksiring about 3 km from central Ubud. It lies under the Pengukur-Ukuran Temple, above the Pakerisan River. It is built in the 12th century during the reign of King Jaya Pangus. Goa Garba is believed to be the meditation site of the giant Kebo Iwa, an ancient Balinese Hindu military leader. Kebo Iwa came here to meditate and acquire power when he aspired to be the military leader of the ancient kingdomRead more

Hidden Canyon Guwang, An Amazing Place to Explore

Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang may be hidden, but it’s definitely no secret. This rugged and deep rocky gorge along a section of the Oos River between Ubud and Sanur makes for an adventurous two to three hour trek. This place is perfect for those who love the real adventure. You will get many spots for Instagram photo opportunity while exploring the beauty of natural wonder along the canyon. Hidden Canyon Guwang has been listed in Best 100 Destinations in BaliRead more

Tegenungan Waterfall, A Beautiful Gem near Ubud

Bali is home to countless waterfalls with beautiful scenery and a calming atmosphere. One of the island’s most beautiful waterfalls is Tegenungan in Kemenuh village, Sukawati, Gianyar. The waterfall is isolated but has become a popular attraction to explore and relax. It is one of the few waterfalls in Bali that is not located in highlands or mountainous area. The amount and clarity of the water at the site depends on rainfall but it contains beautiful green surroundings with freshRead more

Taman Mumbul, A Serenity Temple near Monkey Forest

The water temple, lake, bathing pools and surrounds at picturesque Tirta Taman Mumbul Sangeh. It is an idyllic and serene spot to take a break and maybe partake in a ritual water cleanse. Not far from Sangeh Monkey Forest, 250 meters down a short steep road from Jalan Raya Sangeh, the area was mostly only visited by locals prior to early 2016, when it was developed as a tourist attraction. Huge trees, shading an expansive clear green pool, more akinRead more