Who doesn’t want a refreshing Instagram feed that is visually pleasing and shows your great adventures all at once? Well for those who are planning a holiday trip to Bali, these 15 destinations will guarantee to make your pictures amazing!
1 | Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Not as well-known and frequently visited as other waterfalls in Bali, Banyumala Twin Waterfall still maintains its pure natural beauty. This stunning waterfall is on the crater rim road between Munduk and the main highway from Singaraja to Denpasar. The definition of “nothing worth having comes easy”, as it is not an easy hike or even an easy waterfall to find, but definitely worth the walk. Your whole journey will be surrounded by lush trees, rocks, a river you’ll come across and the beautiful waterfall itself. Visit Banyumala Twin Waterfall for a relaxing time, which would be perfect to unwind during your holiday!
2 | Campuhan Ridge Walk
Aside from the killer waves, people from all over the world have come to love, Bali is also popular for their breathtaking natural attractions. One that you definitely should visit is the Campuhan Ridge Walk. Situated in a busy and fairly modern Ubud, this scenic mountain valley hiking trail is surely a great retreat to take a breath of fresh air. Along the nine-kilometer hill track journey, you will be accompanied by the most remarkable hillside sceneries and the lush valley of Sungai Wos River. If you’re lucky and the weather’s extra good, you will even get to see Mount Agung standing tall and proud along the way. Truly a beautiful Bali experience!
3 | Gunung Kawi Temple
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One of Bali’s most unique archaeological sites, Gunung Kawi Temple comprises a collection of ancient shrine reliefs carved into the face of a rock cliff. Visiting the main site itself can show you the amazing view of the Pakerisan River and a temple courtyard highlighting old Hindu shrines with a modern twist. The temple is easily located and is a great stop to add to your itinerary in Bali. Before entering the site, after a flight of stairs, you are offered an earthen vase filled with holy water where you would sprinkle onto yourself before your entrance. An exotic experience which deserves a spot in your bucket list! So what are you waiting for? Check that box on your list and travel to Bali!
4 | GWK Cultural Park
Looking for a trip filled with rich culture, a majestic historical monument, exotic traditional dances and adrenaline-pumped events in one stop? Well, a visit to GWK Cultural Park is the right choice for your next holiday trip. Witness with your very own eyes the beautiful dances like the haunting Kecak, the dance for a royalty of Legong dance and so many other unforgettable experiences rich in a culture right here in GWK Bali. Don’t forget to chill at the Lotus Pond of GWK while looking at the new majestic statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana proudly standing 120 meters high after 28 years of its completion. An exciting trip like this surely belongs to your unforgettable holiday.
5 | Handara Golf Course Gate
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The iconic gate to a pathway to serenity has also become one of the hottest spots for Instagram posts. With its beautiful green scenery and peaceful ambiance, it is no wonder people visiting Bali would squeeze this into their itinerary. Aside from the already gigantic exotic traditional Balinese gate, pamper your eyes and decorate your pictures with an amazing green surrounding and the silhouettes of green hills as your backdrop. Amaze your friends with taking a couple of shots right here in Handara Golf Course gate and join the hype!
6 | Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida
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Bali has its fair share of stunning beaches and is even popular around the world because of these natural beauties. Kelingking Beach, however, brings it all up to a whole new level. As Bali’s most breathtaking places to visit, Kelingking Beach definitely deserves a spot on your must-do-list in Bali. How can it not with cliffs forming a shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in a secret point of the already hidden paradise. The cliffs are steep and lack of maximum safety, but it is still a safe hike if you are careful of your steps. The sceneries on the viewpoint are out of this world with a view looking down to the clear blue waters and the obvious shape of the cliffs as a T-Rex. You can also view the hidden beach of Kelingking in between these cliffs and only accessible through this climb then continuing down a short yet very steep descend through some stairs provided.
7 | Pura Luhur Lempuyang
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Another favorite Instagram spot of the people, Lempuyang Temple is an ancient mountain temple situated in the East of Bali. This temple is believed to predate the majority of Hindu temples on the island and lies at 1,175m above sea level. The height is reachable with the provided staircase, steep and reaches over 1,700 steps with plenty of attractions along the way, including several smaller temples. Those who are adventure seekers would love this mixture of a mountain hike with an exotic archaeological site. But don’t worry! Those who are not keen on hiking could enjoy the stunning view from the foot of the mountain. Such an exotic, traditional, historical and stunning view, perfect for your unforgettable holiday!
8 | Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
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A famous picturesque landmark and historical temple complex, the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is a popular attraction among both tourists and locals. It is strategically located, connecting Bali’s north and south. This iconic temple is surrounded by a smooth and reflective surface giving out an impression of a floating temple. This has been a favorite picture spot for many people over the years ranging from polaroids, digital camera to the now Instagram era. Although the main attraction is this floating temple, the whole complex itself creates this historical and relaxing ambiance that you sure would not like to miss.
9 | Tanah Lot
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One of Bali’s most important landmarks, Tanah Lot is an exotic ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves. Famous for its unique offshore setting and stunning spots to see the sunsets. This is simply an iconic place that you should certainly visit for a true Bali experience. Since it is also one of the most popular attractions for tourists, the onshore site of Tanah Lot offers you all kind of Bali’s own culture. From cultural masks, traditional bags and many other souvenirs, you can pick a few and bring a part of Bali back home with you!
10 | Tegalalang Rice Terraces
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Located strategically in the busy and popular Ubud, Tegalalang Rice Terraces offers their beautiful scenes of rice paddies. The terraces alone offer such a scenic outlook to those who visit them, showing the beautiful rice paddies on the slopes across the valley. The scenery and lush trees are perfect for those of you who are eager for an adventure or those who are keen to relax and take a breath of fresh air away from your daily lives at home. Definitely a place worth to make making memories!
11 | The Bali Swing
The Bali Swing is getting all the hype nowadays with people visiting just for the Instagrammable spots. Several different swings varying heights overlook a beautiful palm tree valley with a river. This gives out the real Balinese jungle ambiance that’ll capture your hearts. Be sure to visit at the right time because the hype with this spot and the stunning view attracts many visitors. It is also best to check on the weather and best to go in the golden hours of the evening or early mornings with the soft light for the best picture effect. Happy snapping!
12 | Tirta Empul
Located in the village of Manukaya in a central part of Bali, this eye-pleasing temple complex and holy mountain spring is a national cultural heritage site that serves as a legendary setting of a traditional tale about good versus evil. Tirta Empul, meaning ‘holy water spring’ is actually the name of a water source located within the temple. The spring feeds various purification baths, pools and fish ponds surrounding the outer perimeter, which all flow to the Tukad Pakerisan River. Those who are interested in history, myths, and legends surrounding Bali are welcomed to capture all the moments, including the breathtaking ceremonial process.
13 | Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Famous for its lavish water garden, Tirta Gangga has become one of the destinations that attract many aesthetic enthusiasts to come and take pictures in. Like its sister royal bathing complex, it consists of tropical gardens, wading pools, fish ponds, and fountains surrounded by neatly cut lawns adorned with stepping stones, ornate statues, and tropical gardens. It is located in the village of Ababi, an approximate 75 km east of Denpasar. The mystical ambiance of serenity from the traditional Balinese architecture will surely make a good look on your Instagram feed.
14 | Uluwatu Temple
Originally named as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, this place is one of six key temples that are believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars. Uluwatu Temple is also renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 meters above sea level. It is hard not to admit that Uluwatu Temple is definitely one of the top places on the island to go to for sunset delights, with a direct view overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean and daily Kecak dance performances. The stunningly amazing view will make a perfect picture to make your Instagram feed more appealing, so coming here before sunset is recommended. Do not forget to bring your camera!
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15 | Wanagiri Hidden Hills Lookout
In the northern part of Bali, this place lately has been appearing on everyone’s Instagram feed. That is why people often refer to Wanagiri Hidden Hills Lookout as a ‘selfie peak region’. One of the most popular attractions at this place is the giant bird’s nest, as well as the swings and lookouts overlooking the lake. There are various nests and swings to choose from, so be sure to get a lot of pretty photos for Instagram. It is roughly a one and a half-hour drive without traffic from Canggu. Ride to this place before sunset and you will be guaranteed a spectacular view of the sunset from the top of the hill.
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You don’t have to worry about searching for a stunning picture spot during your trip to Bali. Bali itself is already filled with plenty of amazing areas for you to pose and take as many photos as you like. Be sure to book a trip to Bali now!