In the movie “Eat Pray Love,” Julia Roberts cycled her way through the rice fields of Bali – and triggered somewhat of a Bali-boom in the process. This unbelievable island enchants millions of travellers each year. Today, we’ll tell you our favorite places on the island of the gods.
Surfing and relaxing in Canggu
It’s no secret that Bali is known worldwide as one of the most popular destinations for surfers. But where on Bali will you find the perfect waves? One thing is for sure: around the tiny village of Canggu you’ll find plenty of great surfing spots – both for beginners and experienced surfers. Canggu has another advantage: it’s a terrific spot to relax! How about a round of yoga surrounded by mother nature?
Temples, temples and more temples
There’s a reason why Bali is known as the “island of a thousand temples” – there are more temples here than you can count. Some say the number is as high as 20,000. Of course, that makes it difficult to pick a favorite. Among the most visited is the Pura Tanah Lot, magestically enthroned on a rock formation in the south of Bali and accessible only at low tide. One of the most important temples on the island is the gigantic Pura Besakih, also considered the “mother temple” of all Balinese temples.
A visit to the water temple Tirta Gangga in the country’s interior is a very special experience. The Balinese come here to take a refreshing dip in the sacred springs. And visitors can take a plunge in the cool water as well. Don’t forget your swimsuits and bikinis! Read More »