Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, given the plethora of interesting places to see, which can keep your holiday diaries filled for weeks. A country rich in culture and tradition as well as the wonders of the natural world, Bali is indeed the place to indulge in your perfect holiday experience.
Many temples in Bali beckon you to admire the splendour of the Balinese culture expressed in their ancient and wonderful structures. The Besakih Temple, which is often called the ‘Mother Temple’ of Bali, is located in Mount Agung and is the largest temple in Bali. The Tanah Lot Temple, that sits upon a massive rock, with the waves of the ocean forever battling upon its feet, is dedicated to the guardian spirits of the sea, and is one of the most beautiful temples of Bali. Amber hued sunsets of mesmerizing loveliness can be witnessed upon the Uluwatu Temple, which calmly breathes out tranquillity and peace, perched precariously on the edge of a cliff. The culture that shaped the lifestyles of the Balinese are not only expressed in the temples of Bali as displayed in the Garuda Wisnu Kencana or the GWK as commonly referred, which is yet another interesting location to visit, where the unfinished monument of the Hindu god Vishnu with his garuda bird, which he, it is said has ridden, stands tall.
Kintamani, on the North West of Bali, is a place of absolute natural loveliness where the Mount Bahur, an active volcano that releases its horrendous fury from time to time, is located. Each time the volcano erupts, the landscape beneath it changes, making this a place of great interest to be witnessed in Bali.
Ubud is yet another popular place frequented by many tourists to behold the Tegallalang rice terraces. Seemingly endless stretches of lush green paddy fields create the picture perfect vista to feast your eyes on for hours at a stretch.
For those who love the flora and fauna of this tropical country, the Bali Safari and Marine Park as well as the Bali Botanical Garden will certainly be places of high appeal. If you wish to get up close and have a personal experience with the mighty beings of this land, the Elephant Safari Park of Desa Taro is the place for you, where you get to ride these creatures of sublime grace into the heart of forests.
The beaches of Bali are undoubtedly appealing to many; hence the Kuta Beach where the party never ends is quite popular all through the year. Relax and unwind upon these magical shores, where dancers sway to the rhythm of the endless beats, under the scintillating charm of a star lit sky, and experience the best party ever.
Luxury to be found in Bali resorts such as Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa, one of the leading Uluwatu hotels makes your ultimate getaway even better with the star class service facilities, crafting your holiday experience in Bali, a little beyond perfection.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry. Google+