Bali is considered as one of the most loved destinations for a perfect vacation. This exotic island has a lot to offer for sightseeing which is some of the Historical places to visit in Bali. The charm of the city lies in the enchanting temples with its distinctive architecture and the emerald landscapes. Let make it easier for you as we bring you the list of Historical places to visit in Bali Island Indonesia.hereby some historical places do not miss it:
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
No one can go to Bali and not take time off to visit the magnificent Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, the iconic temple depicted on the Balinese currency notes. This important Hindu budhist temple commonly called as Bali temple on the lake or Bali temple on the water because it looks like floating on the water when the water level in the lake is rising.This breathtaking beautiful temple has become a famous tourist spot and as a traveller, you will find numerous souvenir shops to take back a memory.Located on the edge of the Bratan Lake in the Bedugul area.
This exciting destination is an active volcano providing tourists with beauty and the promise of an adventure. Mount Batur welcomes trekkers and tourists from everywhere to marvel at an unforgettable sunrise from atop the volcano. Mount Batur is most famous for this sunrise trek where you scour the mountain all the way to the top to get rewarded by a magical sunset after which you make your way back down and visit famous coffee plantations on the way.Mount batur trek is a stellar example of Bali’s natural beauty set amidst clouds this mountain is literally alive. Once you get to the top and wait for the sunrise you will witness small street vendors who will sell you hot drinks and famously fried bananas.
Pura Luhur Uluwatu
Dramatically perched atop a steep cliff, the Pura Luhur Uluwatu one of six key temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars. Famously visited and known for its magnificent location and a stunning view of the sea this temple has a breathtaking sunset background that is almost magical.You can marvel at the daily Kecak dance performances and the stunning Balinese architecture that make up this sea temple.This temple is situated 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean making it an ideal spot for catching stunning sunset views. This temple is the worship place of a Balinese-Hindu deity and only a true Hindu follower can enter the second smaller temple inside.
Tanah Lot Temple
Your Bali tour would not be complete without a visit tanah lot temple, With a majestic setting of the unique shoreline and the sunset backdrops this temple attracts a lot of tourist across the globe. Parched at the top at an outcrop with the waves crashing on the shore this temple is located in the Beraban village of the Tabanan regency. Be it for witnessing the stunning sunset or just the admiring the temple with its astonishing architecture, Tanah Lot is the perfect place for you.The hightlight Another interesting feature of the temple is that one can also visit the cultural park and enjoy the traditional dance performances. As this temple was built as a part of the Balinese mythology it is believed that this temple is guarded by venomous snakes from evil spirits.The temple is located in the Beraban village of the Tabanan regency.
Alongside the grandiose beaches, Bali is also very well known for its temple. One such temple is the Uluwatu temple. Offering the spectacular view of the sunset, overlooking the Indian Ocean this temple is another most visited site in Bali. This temple is one of the nine directional temples in Bali. There are several archaeological remains found here which proves the temple to be of megalithic origin.The others Highlight Another of the Bali uluwatu is also known for its architectural significance. One can also find a small forest in front of the temple where hundreds of monkeys are seen playing. It is said that the temple is guarded by these monkeys. There is a serpentine pathway to the temple fortified with a concrete wall.location Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Goa Gajah Gianyar
Located around 27 km from Denpasar is the Goa Gajah which serves as a position of worship for the people in Bali. Goa Gajah complex comprises of two primary parts, specifically the complex of the northern part of the legacy of the lessons of Shiva, with proof of Trilingga and Ganesha statue in the buckle, a position of Hindus do adore.Goa is engraved on the hard shakes that extended out the extent those 5.75 meters from the stone divider, measuring 6.75 meters high and 8.6 meters wide.Highlights: The surface of the cave is brightened with leaf theme foliage, rocks, raksaasa, gorillas and pigs. In the midst of these reliefs mouth of the surrender, there is a help to the measure of a width of 1 meter and 2 meters high. Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, is located on the island of Bali near Ubud, in Indonesia
On the base of the lush green river valley lies the oldest and even the largest ancient monuments of Bali, Mount Kawi which is also known as Gunung Kawi..Mount Kawi comprises of 10 candi or shrines i.e. memorials that have been carved out of the face of the rock in the imitation of actual statues. With an awe inspiring height of 8 meter, Mount Kawi protects the niches that are cut into the sheer cliff face. Towards the northern peripheries of the town, the view is magnificent as you take a stroll through the ancient terraced rice fields which are just as flawless as any other in Bali. To reach the top of the monument, you’ll have to climb over 270 steps. Mount Kawi is located in Tampaksiring, north east of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia.
Tirta Gangga Temple
On completion of the lost masterpiece at the Ujung, the water-loving rajah of the Amlapura, was up with another go at building – the water palace of his dreams in the year 1948. He succeeded with the Taman Tirta Gangga which was a beautiful crescent of rice-¬terrace-lined hills for a backdrop. Highlights: Tirta Gangga is a multi-level fantasy that is very well equipped with two swimming ponds which are a drawcard on the weekends. The ornamental water of the ponds features a huge lotus and koi blossoms that are an aromatic reminder of the old days of the Balinese rajahs. Do check out the 11-tiered meru fountain here. Tirta Gangga is located in eastern Bali. It lies about 5 kilometers away from Karangasem.
Gunung Kawi (Temple)
Immersed in spiritual beauty, the Gunung Kawi Temple situated at the bottom of a lush green river valley is Bali’s oldest and one of the most ancient temples in Bali.This temple is one of the least visited by tourists and hence maintains it’s natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere. It features luxuriant gardens around ponds filled with carp and blooming lotuses and ancient shrines bordered by crystal vibrant pools nourished by natural springs.At the centre of the temple, you will encounter a glistening water pool where you can feed the carp with fish food bought at the temple grounds.Location: Tampaksiring, Indonesia
Besakih Temple ( Mother temple)
There is no doubt in that Bali is one of the most sought destinations by all. With the increasing tourist, a lot of new attraction has been introduced to the people. Besakih Temple is one such attraction which is a must visit for all. Also known as the Mother Temple this temple is located on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung. This temple is one of the holiest and the biggest temple of the island’s temple.Highlights: Beautifully built on a terraced slope this temple has six levels. The entrance of the temple is marked by a candi bentar (split gateway). Another interesting thing about the temple is its architecture which makes it one of a kind. Not just admire the architecture of the place but also soak in the amazing beauty of the surroundings.Location: The temple is located at Desa Besakih, Rendang, Besakih, Rendang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali.
Lake Beratan is a hollow lake that has a caldera of about 1231 meters above the sea level. It is located at Bedugul and is an important attraction of Bali. Highlights: Lake Beratan has a width of 3.8 km square and a depth of up to 22 meters. The water volume of the lake is approximately 0,049 km3, so it is actually a closed lake. Tourists can access the lake via the dock which is desisted or provided around the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Visitors can also carry out an array of activities for recreation such as parasailing, water skiing, riding on the motorbike to circle the whole of lake, fishing, banana boating and canoeing with the traditional boat. Lake Beratan is located at Jl. Bedugul Singaraja, Candikuning, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
Ujung Water Palace
Taman Ujung ‘water palace’ with its official and complete designation of the Taman Sukasada Ujung, is the sister site of the Tirta Gangga that was also built by the late Raja of Karangasem.Ujung Water Palace complex has a number of large pools that are alluring in every way. Amidst the pool, there is a principal building Gili Bale that is connected to the pool via a bridge. Further, its historic structures that are set against the eastern shoreline and overlooked by the Mount Agung is a delight for all history lovers.During the volcanic eruption of the Mount Agung in 1963, the site suffered massive devastation by the hot ash that came from these volcanoes. It has also weathered an earthquake in the year 1979. Restoration efforts have been undertaken throughout the decades and this very well justifies the current splendour of the palace which continues to appeal both visitors and locals. Location: Ujung Water Palace is located in the Tumbu Village of Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia.