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10 dingen die je moet doen als je op Bali bent

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Bezoek de Tanah Lot tempel

De Tanah Lot tempel is een van Bali’s meest belangrijke trekpleisters. Het staat bekend om zijn unieke ligging en schitterende zonsondergangen. De Tanah Lot tempel ligt een stuk in zee, door de stroming slaan de golven tegen de rotsen en dat zorgt het voor een unieke sfeer. Om de tempel heen staat een winkelcentrum met allemaal marktkraampjes, leuk voor souvenirs voor het thuisfront. De tempel ligt 20 km ten noordweste van Kuta in het plaatsje Beraban.

 

3 Explore the paddy fields of Tabanan

hose looking for something a little different in Bali can head to the area of Tabanan which is covered in lush rich paddies that sparkle with an emerald hue under the sun.

The big draw here is that in addition to checking out the scenery you can also get involved and learn how rice is grown and harvested in Bali.

If you are feeling adventurous you can get knee deep in mud in a paddy and pick some of your own.

4 Spend time with the monkeys at Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest is a Hindu temple complex in Ubud and also one of its main attractions.

The complex is full of over 500 monkeys and the three temples that still stand here date from the 14th century.

The entire area is a nature reserve and you can walk around and take in the scenery as well as take photographs of the monkeys.

You can buy bananas to feed the primates from the main entrance but beware, if you have anything else on you like sunglasses or water bottles the monkeys have been known to grab what they can from visitors.

Ga wildwater raften op de Ayung rivier

Bali has a huge range of water sports and one of the most exciting is a trip down the Ayung River on a raft.

The river is covered with white water rapids that make for a wild ride and as you float down the Ayung you will pass little local villages and lush forests that let you take in the beautiful vistas here from a completely different vantage point.

6 Enjoy some luxury in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is known for being one of the most expensive parts of the island but if your budget allows for a little luxury then make your way to this upscale enclave.

Here you will find a dedicated tourist area with manicured lawns and private beaches and all of the big name resorts like the Marriott are located here.

It’s a great place to relax for a few days away from the crowds and you can spend time sunbathing or enjoying a spa treatment.

7 Go wreck diving at Tulamben

You can dive all around the island of Bali but if you want to try wreck diving then you will need to come to Tulamben.

Here you will find the wreck of the USAT Liberty which was sunk here in the Second World War and this is one of the most famous wrecks in the world.

You can expect to find a huge number of underwater creatures here as well as colorful fans and there is also a larger coral garden that lies close to the USAT Liberty so that you can check out both spots at the same time.

8 Have dinner in Jimbaran

Jimbaran used to be a fishing village although now it is most well known for its seafood restaurants.

Jimbaran sits on the coast and is flanked with a long stretch of golden sandy beach and you can come here and pick from any of the beachside restaurants which will let you sit with your feet in the sand and will serve you up a delicious traditional seafood barbecue.

You order the seafood according to weight and can pick from the freshest catch of the day according to what looks best when you visit.

The fish is cooked to order and served with rice and some simple side dishes.

9 Tuck into some Babi Guling

Babi Guling is the most famous food on the island and is a dish made of suckling pig which has been spit-roasted over coals.

The pig is rubbed in a blend of local spices and herbs and then slowly roasted over several hours, and you can get this dish at a range of restaurants all over Bali.

The most famous of these however is Babi Guling Pak Malen which sits on Sunset Road, one of the main roads near Kuta, and they have been serving up this dish for years.

If you want a plate of some of the most authentic Babi Guling in Bali then make sure to make a trip here.

10 Spot the dolphins in Lovina

Bali is covered in beaches but one that stands out the most is Lovina as the sand is black thanks to its high mineral content and volcanic ash.

The main reason why many people visit Lovina is to see some of its resident dolphins that swim in the waters here and you can take a boat trip out in the early morning when you will have the best chance of spotting them.

For many visitors this is a highlight of a trip here and it is well worth getting up early in the morning to get a chance to spot these graceful creatures in their natural environment.

Ga surfen in Kuta

If you haven’t surfed before or are just looking for some gentle waves then you have to come to the most famous beach in Bali which is Kuta Beach.

The beach sits across from a sand bar which means it has rolling surf that is free of any sharp reefs and you can rent a board here and sign up for a surf lesson, or rent a body board if you want to try something a little less strenuous.

Locals and visitors alike come here to watch the sunset and you can relax on the sand with a cold beer and drink in the atmosphere.

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