Bali: Sights and Eats (Part 2)
April 6, 2012 § 7 Comments
Bali is more than just being a beach and surfing destination, the whole island is packed with tons of activities from water sports to temple visits. If you want to take a tour of the island, it is advisable to hire a driver than get a cab – cheaper and more flexible.
Activities in Bali
1. Visit the temples
There are quite a number of temples you can visit. Some of them would require you to put on a sari before entering the premises. Some would also have donation boxes at the entrance, while some would require an entrance fee which usually costs around Rp 10,000. The architecture of these temples are really interesting and each temple has a different story and represent a different element.
Taman Ayun Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Witness a commanding view of the Indian Ocean in Tanah Lot.
2. Rice Paddy Fields
One of the most popular rice field in Bali is the Tegallalang Rice Terraces, located just 15-20 minutes from Ubud. Built by the Balinese people using minimal machinery, it was engineered in such a way that the fields would be hydrated all year by the water from the top of the mountain.
3. Mt. Batur in Kintamani
Nestled in the scenic Lake Batur is the Batur Volcano – one of Bali’s active volcanoes. You can either have lunch and have a nice view of the mountain or choose to have a hike at a pathway on the volcano.
4. Kuta Beach
A trip to Bali wouldn’t be complete without surfing the waves of the vibrant Kuta Beach.
The whole stretch of the beach is separated from the main road with a long wall and traditional gates as shown above.
5. Babi Guling
Perhaps, the most popular Balinese dish you could find while in Bali. Babi Guling or suckling pig is cooked with many spices and leaves inside the young pig’s stomach and roasted until the skin turns brown and crisp. Delicious! 🙂
The most famous shop that serves babi guling would be Ibu Oka in Ubud, Bali
6. Ku De Ta
Relax, chill, drink! KuDeTa is your best bet to wine and dine while watching the sunset in Seminyak, Bali. With its wide array of local and international dishes and an extensive beverage list, you’ll fall in love with this place.
So, go eat, pray and love in Bali.
Read the 1st part of my Bali Holiday HERE.