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Bali, Indonesia

I visited Bali in July 2022.  I had a fantastic time there, going all around the country, either by car or moped.  The US dollar went very far there.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Around Bali

While I was out sightseeing, I kept taking pictures of the different streets and buildings and all the cars and mopeds on the road.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Bali ATV Ride

This was a crazy and fun ATV course.  They also took us down the road, through rice fields and villages. 

Bali Provincial Public State Museum

Museum is located on the east side of Puputan Square Denpasar. This place has several exhibition halls, each showcasing different varieties of historical data from the Mesolithic Age to the modern era. You will find vast collections of displays from paintings, artefacts and statues along with inscriptions. There are also weapons used in the bronze age of Bali, some religious relics and musical instruments.  Many mock-ups of life on Bali including when they were attacked.

Bali Traditional Village

Open-air museum with replicas of typical houses from various Indonesian tribes, plus arts & crafts. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Bali Zoo

Large zoo featuring orangutans, elephants & African lions, plus interactive encounters & shows. It was really good as far as zoo's go.

Blanco Renaissance Museum

Blanco Renaissance Museum is the home gallery and studio of the late Don Antonio Blanco. The Philippine-born maestro was known for his lithographic artworks of nude Balinese women. Located on a hilltop overlooking the lush valley of Campuhan, it houses paintings, collages and illustrated poetry by Blanco and his son Mario.

Campuhan Ridge Walk

This is a beautiful paved walk along the Campuhan Ridge. This walk showcases the natural side to Ubud. Many trees and hills and has the scenery of a jungle or forest rather than that of rice terraces and fields. There are rice fields to see further along the walk near Karsa Kafe.


Canggu is a resort village on the south coast of the Indonesian island of Bali. It's surrounded by terraced rice paddies and known for beaches like Canggu and Echo, with strong surf. The nearby Seminyak resort area has high-end shops and restaurants. Just south of Seminyak, the beachside town of Kuta is known for its nightlife. North of Canggu, Tanah Lot is a Hindu temple that sits just offshore on a rocky outcrop. The last pictures are of the beautiful monument to those that died in the 2004 nightclub bombings.

Luwak Coffee Plantation

I am not a coffee drinker, but the tour was interesting and learning the the worlds most expensive coffee is made from the poop of a cat-like animal

Elephant Cave

The Pura Goa Gajah temple is an old 9th century Hindu cave temple in Ubud, Bali. Its name means ‘elephant cave.  There is not much to it.  On the inside is some preayer offerings with incense burning causing it to appear smoky.  Nice stop while in Ubud.

GWK Gerdawisnu Kencana Cultural Park

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, or GWK, is a tourist destination and attraction located at Ungasan, Badung, about 10–15 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is devoted to the Hindu god Vishnu, and his mount, Garuda, the mythical bird who became his companion.

Leke Leke Waterfall

The Leke Leke Waterfall is located in the Tabanan Regency located around  one hour north of the cities of Canggu and Ubud.  The road to the Leke Leke Waterfall will pass through a combination of busy streets and lush empty roads with views over green rice fields. If you arrive in a car, there are guys waiting with Mopeds to bring you to the trailhead which is a couple miles down the road.  They don't want cars going through the village.  On a Moped yourself is okay.  It was only one dollar U.S. to get the roundtrip ride I believe.

Lempuyang Temple aka Heavens Gate

This is a Balinese Hindu temple or Pura located in the slope of Mount Agung in Tista Village. It is part of a complex of temples surrounding Mount Lempuyang, one of the highly regarded temples of Bali. This temple has many interesting spots to take a picture, one of which is in the Gate to Heaveni. The gate has a height of about four meters with Mount Agung in the background.  Get there early as the picture queue is very long and it took me waiting around 2 -3 hours for my turn.  Locals take the pictures using your phone with a camera trick to make it look like a reflection in the water.  There is no water in front of the gate however.

Monkee Forest

The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex in Ubud.  The Monkey Forest is situated within the village of Padangtegal, and the village of Padangtegal own it. Locals view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational and conservation center for the village.

Nung Nung Waterfall

Nungnung Waterfall is one of the biggest and most powerful falls in Bali.  You have to hike down a green tropical gorge to get to it, but the views are awesome and it's definitely worth the short hike.  It is less visited by tourists which makes it a really nice hidden gem.

Pengempu Waterfall

The Pengempu Waterfall is located Northwest from Ubud near the village of Sangeh. You will pass through streets filled with shops and quiet roads that pass through rice fields making for a beautiful ride. The waterfall seems to be one of the least visited waterfalls in Bali, It is a short 5 to 10 min walk down the stairs through the  jungle to get to the falls which are about 60 feet high.

People of Bali

Pictures of local folks going about their day

Religious Celebrations

They have one on New Moon, Full Moon and also for a death.  Thats the few I learned about.

Saraswati Temple

Saraswati Temple is located right at the centre of Ubud. This beautiful temple is dedicated to Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and learning. It was built in 1951 and the design of the temple was based on Tri Mandala philosophy, which divide the temple area into three areas: Nista MMandala, Madya mandala, and Utama Mandala.

Silver Factory

Factory and Gallery where they handcraft silver jewelry onsite and display in beautiful gallery setting

Taman Beji Griya Waterfall

This was a nice waterfall, but beware it is a tourist trap. First, they charge you 100,000 rupiah, which is twice the standard entrance fee for most things, then you are not allowed up front access to the falls.  You have to go on a path to the right of the falls where you can not get too close.... that is, unless you want to pay an additional 200,000 rupiah to go through a small tunnel in front of the falls and do a healing ritual which takes about 45 minutes.

Taman Ujung aka Kings Water Palace

Ujung Water Palace is a former palace in Karangasem Regency, Bali. Now, this palace also known as Ujung Park or Sukasada Park. It is located approximately 5 kilometres from Amlapura. In the Dutch East Indies era, this place known by the name Waterpaleis. The palace has three large pools

Tegalalange Rice Terrace

Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the famous tourist objects in Bali situated in Tegalalang Village north of Ubud Bali with an amazing rice terrace set on a cliff. 

Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls in Bali, located in the village of Kemenuh, Sukawati Gianyar. The location is  about 10 kilometers from Ubud.  On your way to the falls, you will pass some souvenir shops as well as restaurants before you come to a sign  “Welcome to Tegenungan Waterfall”.  About a 5 minute walk down about 100 stairs  you will reach a viewpoint where you can see the waterfall from a distance. 

Tibumana Waterfall

Tibumana Waterfall , also called Air Terjun Tibumana is one of the most beautiful hidden waterfalls in Bali.  It is a true hidden gem with beautiful scenery.  Tibumana derived from the word ‘tibu’, which means a deep riverbed or plunge pool. The trail up to the waterfall itself is a short ten minute walk over bamboo bridges and is mainly flat and well maintained.

Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification.

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tukad Cepung Waterfall (often called Cepung by the Balinese) is one of the most photogenic of all the waterfalls in Bali. Tukad means river in Balinese, and Cepung means flow, so 'Tukad Cepung Waterfall' means the Cepung River-flow. There are actually three waterfalls.  A big one to the left when you get to the bottom, and one big and one small to the right.

Turtle Conservation Center

The Turtle Conservation and Education Center is a rescue center and hatchery to support the rehabilitation and release of turtles in Bali. There are a number of large pools where you will see large turtles swimming around. There is also a small sandpit for the hatchery, so if the timing is just right, you may be lucky enough to see some turtles hatch! There is no entry fee, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

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