Widely renowned for its beaches, coral reefs, and forested mountains, Bali is a small Indonesian island that is nothing less than a paradise. The scenic beauty and rich culture of this island make it one of the most popular holiday destinations among people of the world. Bali Tourism has a lot to offer to its guests.
When its winter here, Bali faces a wet season with temperatures ranging from 25-27 degrees. This allows you to indulge in a number of experiences which makes winter the best time to visit Bali.
Here are some of the best places to visit in Bali this winter:
- Tanah Lot Temple:
Located on a craggy rock in the sea, Tanah Lot temple is a striking oceanic landmark. It is one of the most sacred temples of the island and is considered to be a source of holy water. During evening, a huge number of tourists gather here to look at the amazing view of the sunset.
- Ubud Monkey Forest:
Officially known as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, this luscious forest his home o many macaque monkeys. Ancient sacred temples and sculptures are scattered throughout the forest. The path leading to the forest is covered with an array of flora and fauna.
- Mount Batur:
Located in the Kintamani district of Bali, Mount Batur is a sacred active volcano which is about an hour-long drive away from Ubud. Travelers from all over the world hike to the 1700 m summit of Mount Batur to watch the sunrise above the lush caldera below.
- Besakih Temple:
Also known as the Mother Temple, Besakih is the largest and the most sacred Hindu temple in Bali. This magnificent temple sits on the slope of volcanic mount Agung. The complex of Besakih Temple contains various shrines with a wealth of interesting architecture. As many as 70 religious festivals take place in this temple every year.
- Nusa Islands:
Nusa Islands are located far away from the traffic, crowds and tourist touts of Bali. It consists of 3 islands and you can reach these islands via speedboat. These islands are home to popular beaches such as the Dream Beach and offer a plethora of water-based activities like surfing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking,
Seminyak is a popular shopping destination in Bali. You can find the best examples of Balinese design along the busy streets of Seminyak. From cutting edge designer clothes and accessories to blingy jewelry, you can find everything here.
- Sidemen Valley:
The emerald-hued Sideman Valley is located to the north-east of Ubud and represents Bali before it was thronged by Bali Tourism. A cloud-capped Mount Agung looms in the back with rice terraces all around.