10 Fun Things to do in Bali Indonesia

Bali is an island that should be on everyone’s bucket list as this island, which is known as ‘Island of the Gods’, is one the most popular travel destinations on earth. If you want to fill your holiday with culture, nature, and the spiritual, then there is no better place than this gorgeous island.

Besides sea and beaches, this island set in the middle of Indonesia is the best combination of adventure activities, hidden gems, historical sites, and rich experiences. From the cultural area of Ubud to the northern and eastern coast, you get to see a different glimpse of this paradise island at these exotic places.

Here are the best 10 fun things to do in Bali:

1. Visit Ulun Danu Temple

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The picturesque landmark temple lies at the western edge of Baratan Lake in Bedugul in Bali. The mountain ranges furnish the temple with a hazy and dreamy backdrop, and it is one of the most serene places in Bali.

You must visit all the different shrines as each shrine is dedicated to the other God. The smooth reflecting surface of the lake creates an extraordinary floating impact and photographic moments.

You can also enjoy eating lunch overseeing the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace and the ancient subak irrigation system.

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2. Explore the Kuta Beach

On Bali’s western coast, Kuta spans around 2.5 km of grey and white sands. If you are looking for some gentle waves and want to enjoy the combined features of sun, surf, and sand, then you have to come to the most popular beach that is Kuta beach.

Throughout the day, Its a busy Spot, a group of local vendors looking for your attention, be it to experience the massage, aka ‘spa treatment’ on the sand. You can also enjoy volleyball in the mornings or at sunset besides surfing and swimming. 

3. Tegalalang Rice Terraces

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The Tegalalang Rice Terraces is one of the essential things to do in Ubud. This valley of rice paddies, located at the north of Ubud, has a jaw-dropping scenic outlook that spreads down before you and away to the far side of the valley. 

The Tegalalang Rice Terraces provide a fantastic Bali photo opportunity due to its dramatic view within easy reach. Local visitors who cultivate the land invite the visitors to enjoy their green coconut drinks and purchase the woven hats.

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4. Ubud Monkey Forest

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Monkey Forest of Padangtegal is one of the most popular attractions of Ubud. Besides taking relaxed walks and paved pathways through the forest, you can also watch playful monkeys swinging through canopies and feeding on bananas.

Remember that you must avoid wearing any loose clothing or jewelry as the monkeys may quickly snatch something interesting enough to eat. The forest has several holy temples with many guardian statues that are covered with moss. Women on their period should not enter the ground of sacred temples.

5. Watch a Legong Dance In Bali

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Bali is famous for its dances, and one of these is the Legong dance. The Legong dance is the most alluring royal court performance. This classical piece is renowned for its physically demanding postures and significant flexibility among the younger female performers.

In the village of Saba and Bedulu in the Gianyar regency and Kelandis in the central Bali highlands, there are several variations in the Legong Dance throughout the Bali. You can watch this dance on open stages, including Ubud Royal Palace, Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), the Puri Agung Peliatan palace, and the Taman Saraswati Temple.

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6. Bali Treetop Adventure Park

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Bali Treetop Park was the first Treetop park build in Asia in 2005. This park provides fun activities for all age groups. There are ranges of different circuits like nets, swing, and flying foxes galore located high up in the trees. This circuit allows you to pass through the air and takes jaw-dropping views over the forest canopy.

7. Diving In Padang Bai

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Padang Bai is located in the east of Bali, and it is famous for diving. You can go quickly go diving to three small islands: Mimpang, Gili Biaha, and also Gili Tepekong and also a great opportunity of seeing sharks, turtles, a coral garden, and waving fans. If you want to enjoy diving, as it is one of the coolest things to do in Bali, then you get PADI certified, and you will find a range of underwater critters such as pygmy seashores and blue-ringed octopus.

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8. Enjoy Snorkeling In Amed

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On Bali’s north coast, Amed is a small fishing village. If you are looking for the calmest corner, undisturbed by the crowds of tourists and locals, the Amed is an attractive choice.

Many people prefer this not just because of snorkeling and diving but also due to excellent visibility, and they can pay to dive cheaply comparatively to other parts of Bali.

9. Cooking Class At Bambu Bali

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Bambu Bali is one of the famous restaurants on the island. This restaurant also runs a cooking class, including a morning trip to the local market and a fun introduction to Bali’s exotic ingredients and unique culinary heritage. Then you cook up the spectacular traditional Balinese meal.

This class ends with a communal launch, and after this, you will get a certificate of participation as a souvenir of the course.

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10. Enjoy Drinking From the Water at Goa Gajah

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The Goa Gajah, which translates ‘Elephant Cave’, is the most archaeological site. Although the exact origin of the cave is unknown, it has been built as a place for spiritual meditation. Goa Gajah is famous for its statues in the form of six women that carrying water pots. These water spots are fountains, and you can drink the water from these pots. It has healing properties, and this water will keep you looking beautiful for years to come.