Aptly named the Island of the Gods, Bali is home to picturesque powdery beaches and lush green forests set against blue tinged volcanic mountains in the distance making it a wonderful place to visit in search of a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
To maximize the relaxation to be derived from your holiday in Bali, vary your activities to include a sightseeing expedition as well for Bali is home to some of the most unique monuments and temples thanks to its rich history.
The Pura Taman Ayun is said to be one of the most attractive temples in Bali and is well worth the visit for it is situated in the middle of a beautiful park complete with sprawling areas of grass and a number of ponds. Located close to the village of Mengwi, the temple was built by the Raja of Mengwi as a special family temple to honour the ancestors of the Raja Dynasty.
The temple and its surrounding gardens are encircled by canals. Therefore, it can be accessed only through a bridge leading to an ornamental gate. From the gate one will find themselves on a straight footpath which leads directly to a water fountain designed as a tribute to the nine gods in Balinese Hinduism called Dewa Naga Sanga. From here, the footpath continues onto the temple itself whose ancient Balinese architecture makes it a very beautiful and majestic sight. Subsequent to perusing the grounds of the temple, one can opt to enjoy the serene surroundings by opting to read under the shade of a tree or simply ponder on life’s mysteries whilst the fountains found in the gardens trickle in the background.
When visiting the area, varied accommodation is available to the traveller ranging from hotel accommodation to apartments and condos but to experience true luxury, opt for Bali resorts with a reputation for elegance and comfort. Set against the hillside with a breathtaking view of the ocean, Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is an ideal place to stay in for they provide you with world class dining and amazing spa treatments coupled with the best services Uluwatu hotels can offer.