Bali is a wonderful island and province in Indonesia. Those who visit this island will experience a combination of fascinating structures and culture, salty air, great beaches, religious beliefs, and friendly people.
When travelling to Bali, consider these wonderful attractions aside from swimming on the beach:
Monkey Forest Ubud
Visiting the Ubud monkey forest in Bali is a must on all Bali itineraries. The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is located in the town of Ubud. The monkey forest is home to some long-tail macaques. A stay at the hotel may even lead you to experience breakfast with them. A word of caution though, monkeys are territorial, so be careful where you sit on or step into.
Uluwatu Temple or Pura Luhur Uluwatu is a famous Balinese temple, overlooking the climactic coastline of the Bukit Peninsula.
The temple, built around the 17th century, has three parts: the outer, middle and inner sections. Tourists can take photos around the temple, even when a worshiper is preparing their offerings as this is a way to introduce the Hindu Balinese culture to them. However, taking photos at the inner part of the temple is prohibited since this part is only accessible for worshippers and the part is considered holy.
Kecak Dance in Uluwatu
The Kecak Dance in Uluwatu is mostly done during big temple celebrations. The performance is a dance and musical love story of Rama and Shinta. It is also a holy dance and is performed mostly by men sitting in a circle singing “Cak! Cak! Cak!” for mostly an hour.