Bali is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, and with good reason, as this island which is known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Surrounded by azure seas and edged with golden beaches, Bali is of course a surfer’s paradise, and if you are looking for a beach holiday then there is no better place to find it than this gorgeous island set in the middle of Indonesia.
1. Tegallalang and Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
The Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud are famous for their beautiful rice paddy scenes and their innovative irrigation system. Tegallalang forms the 3 most splendid terraced landscapes in the shared region of Ubud, with the others in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan.
The terraced rice paddies of Tegallalang alone provide a panoramic view that stretches in front of you and up to the far side of the valley. The high roadside location is cool and breezy and is a well-known place for tourists to stop and take photos.
2. Nusa Penida
Nusa penida is a quick boat ride away. Rock formations, caves, and a bird sanctuary are Nusa Penida's top draws, and diving is one of the most popular things to do here, with the chance to see manta rays, sunfish, and turtles. Don't miss the steep hike down to Kelinking Beach, also known as T-Rex Bay, to bask on your own slice of golden sand backed by soaring sea cliffs.
3. Tukad cepung waterfall
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of these places that you might want to consider putting on your travel checklist. The sunlight falls on the glistening waterfall creating a rainbow, which feels as though it is projected right up to you. Tukad Cepung Waterfall is definitely one of the most unique spots in Bali. This place is comparatively cooler and offers an immense sense of peace and tranquillity. This is a rising star among Bali waterfalls. Tourists flock here to take that perfect Instagram shot.
4. Mount Agung
Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a active volcano in Bali. This stratovolcano is the highest point on the island. It dominates the surrounding area influencing the climate.
The clouds come from the west and Agung takes their water so that the west is lush and green and the east dry and barren. From the peak of the mountain, it is possible to see the peak of Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok, although both mountains are frequently covered in cloud.
Ubud isn’t the kind of place where you need a long to-do list. None of the sights or activities are “must-dos”. If all you did during your stay was eat, walk through the rice fields, and perhaps get a massage or take a yoga class, then that’s a successful Ubud visit in my opinion.
Perched on the highlands of Bali, Ubud is an all round destination not to miss when traveling the region. With scenic a landscape, lively art scene, rich cultural atmosphere, and countless lifestyle attractions, there are no limits to the things you can do in this charming town. From yoga to shopping, discover the top things to see in Ubud.