The centre of Balinese painting, Ubud's Museum "Purl Lukisan" has a permanent collection of modern works of Balinese art dating from the turn of the century. There are also several art galleries and homes of famous artists here, including that of Dutchborn Hans Snel and American Antonio Blanco. Ubud has several small hotels. Located on a higher altitude with a pleasant climate.
The Nusa Dua tourist resort is part of the Bukit Peninsula in southern Bali. Some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels are found here. The resort is known for its clean white beaches and clear waters. The surf is gentle along the northern side of the peninsula, bigger along the south. The most convenient form of transportation to and from Nusa Dua is by taxi.
Stone figures on the roadside mark the village of Batubulan. Divinities and demons are carved from sandstone for ornaments of houses and temples. Workshop can be visited to watch artists at work.
Known as the "mother Temple of Bali, the sanctuary of Besakih on the slopes of Mt. Agung is the biggest and holiest of all Balinese temples. Over a thousand years old, steps ascend through split gates to the main courtyard where the Trinity shrines are wrapped in cloth and decorated with flower offerings.Around the three main temples dedicated to the Trinity: Shiva, Brahma and Wisnu, are 18 separate sanctuaries belonging to different regencies and caste groups.To the Balinese, a visit to the temples sanctuaries is a special pilgrimage. Each has its own anniversary celebration or "Odalan". The sight of the temple against the background of the mountain is impressive and during festivals, coloured banners add a touch of gaiety.
Pura Kehen is the religious heart of Bangli's many temples. One of the largest religious complexes in Bali, its origins can be traced back to the beginning of the eleventh century. A huge banyan tree shades the first courtyard.
Kuta is now a thriving tourist resort, popular mainly among the young. It is a popular beach for surfing although currents make it less suitable for swimming. Coast guards, however, are on constant duty during the day. Kuta faces toward the west offering beautiful sunsets.
One of Bali's most important sea temples, the temple sanctuary at Tanah Lot is built atop a huge rock which is surrounded by the sea.Built by one of the last priests to come to Bali from Java in the 16th century, its rituals include the paying of homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. Poisonous sea snakes found at the base of the rocky island are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruder.The best time to see Tanah Lot is in the late afternoon when the temple is in silhouette.
Once the capital of one of Bali's more powerful kingdoms, the town of Gianyar is today a centre of the textile industry. The specialty here is the ikat weaving the Balinese use in traditional wear. A number of factories hold informal tours.
The still-active Gunung Batur volcano is revered by the Balinese as the sec-ond-holiest mountain on the island and symbolises the female element next to Agung's male.
A cast of hundreds of the world's rarest and most beautiful birds greet you as you stroll through tropical gardens; highly endangered endemic Bali Starlings, South American Macaws and Australian Cockatoos in their kaleidoscopic plumage, stately African Crowned Cranes and Tanzanian Flamingos milling serenely by the waters edge and Pelicans floating quietly in shimmering lotus ponds, are just some of the marvelous sights you will experience. Birds aren't the only exciting creatures at the park. Rare Komodo Dragons also make their home here. gardens the BALI BIRD PARK offers more than just a glorious myriad of bird life; a backdrop of ponds and waterfalls creates a perfect environment for, not only our birds, but also a Lotus and Wafer Lily collection.
Terraced rice paddies
Whether it is bright and sunny or rainy and gloomy, the trip through the landscape of terraced rice paddies between Candidasa and Amlapura is one of remarkable scenic beauty.
Denpasar City (Approx 15 Kms from Bali)
This is an unique visit to Denpasar town, Some places of interest are Bali Traditional Market, Jagatnata Temple, Bali Museum and Bajra Sandhi Monument. It is one of short destination in Bali which takes around 4 – 5 hours. Visit the unique places like Bali traditional market where you can see the local society with their activities in the market.