Located in South Bali, the city of Seminyak has only recently received the accolade of being a truly must visit destination when visiting Indonesia. Considered a small village a mere ten years ago, the area has been subjected to immense development over the past decade and now hosts numerous attractions. Therefore, tourists residing in a Seminyak hotel in Bali can visit attractions such as Pura Petitenget, a Balinese temple, the famous Seminyak Beach and Santo Mikael Church known for its gothic architecture. However, most travellers prefer to use Seminyak as a base to visit nearby areas and a popular decision is to opt for private tours to see the Royal Mengwi Temple, Tanah Lot and the Monkey Forest. While hotels such asAnantara Seminyak Bali Resort will assist you by offering a variety of choices and even booking the tour on your behalf, numerous tours can also be booked online. Since the excursion involves visiting three iconic attractions in Bali, it is bound to be a full day tour.
An excursion will commence with a visit to the Taman Ayun Temple, a temple that honours one’s ancestors. Also known as the Royal Mengwi Temple, this attraction is considered to be quite beautiful with its staggering architecture, paved footpaths, well maintained gardens and ponds. A visit to the Royal Mengwi Temple will be succeeded by a visit to a natural reserve, the Kedaton Monkey Forest. This particular forest is haven for Macaque Monkeys and the walk through the forest alone is an experience worth having. Tourists can also visit the Holy Spring Bathing Temple while visiting the Monkey Forest.
The Tour will reach its memorable conclusion at a Pilgrimage Temple where patrons can enjoy a colourful sunset from a vantage point. Known as Tanah Lot, the Temple is located on an elevated rock and thus, is privy to panoramic views.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.