Bali is one of the most popular Indonesian resorts among tourists. Although most come to Bali for a paradise beach vacation, this island conceals many options for rich excursion programs in itself. Against the picturesque sandy beaches, as if descended from an advertising poster, unique temple complexes, palaces, and ancient sanctuaries rise here. There are quite a lot of places worth including in the excursion route; these are historical, cultural and natural attractions. 1001guide recommends visiting the temples with a English-speaking guide. Given the popularity of Bali among English-speaking tourists, there will be no problems finding him. The list of excursion must-haves in Bali includes:
- Besakih Temple complex consisting of more than 80 religious buildings;
- Tirtaganga water palace;
- Tanakh-Lot temple;
- monkey forest;
- Batur volcano;
- Goa Gajah elephant caves;
- Tirta-Erpul temple;
- rice terraces and Gunung Kawi tombs;
- nature park of birds and reptiles.
1001guide recommends culture lovers to visit Ubud, the island's cultural center, or take a English-language excursion to Batubulan Village, a craft and stone carving center, with a local guide. Here you can not only get acquainted with the artisan traditions but also buy carvings made of volcanic tuff for a symbolic price.