Where else in the world can you find a place that offers the same combination of surfing, spirituality and sun-kissed lavish pleasure as Bali? On the Island of the Gods, there certainly are some iconic attractions that every tourist needs to check out– the Ulun Danu Temple complex, Legian Beach in the south, and the Rice paddies in the East. And there are also offbeat places in Bali just waiting for you to discover.
Traveling is not always about visiting the most famous spots but also about exploring the unexplored and trying the uncommon for an experience to remember.
So, get your pen and notebook and start writing these 5 offbeat places in Bali that you probably don’t know about!
1. The Sacred and Secret Canyon: Sukawati
This Hidden Canyon – located in Pura Beji Guwang – is an artist’s dream come true. The natural rock formations and serene beauty that lies within are like something off of a painter’s canvas. Go here to have an incredible ‘off-the-beaten-path’ experience, which few others even know about.
2. The High Cliff: Melasti Beach
Traveling and sharing your experience with those back home is one of the best things about documenting your trip. So why not do it in style? The high Cliff is an instant Instagram hit! It offers a view like no other. It’s also surprisingly hidden considering it’s right out in the open! No wonder this is one of the best offbeat places in Bali.
3. The Bali Ghost Town: Taman Festival Bali
This abandoned location is home to a host of ghost stories and superstitious beliefs by locals (including fear of “Balinese Vampires”). The area itself is an abandoned amusement park that never quite made it to fruition. A combination of bad luck and seemingly poor management left the entertainment venue hidden, alone and abandoned. Not many know of the place, but luckily for you, we know it’s located near Padanggalak Beach (quite a distance from the population hub of Sanur).
4. Pinggan Village Views: Mount Batur
Mount Batur might be one of the most visited attractions on the island, but Pinggan village isn’t. And Pinggan village is where true beauty lies. Head this way to catch an incredible sunset across the volcanic landscape. The view is truly stunning. It looks photoshopped, but it’s not. This destination isn’t hidden, but it’s certainly largely unknown about.
5. The Deaf Village: Bengkala
This village is a truly unique and incredible place. Here, hidden in the district of Kubutambahan, is home to many of Bali’s congenitally deaf population. Their rituals are different than those of the other native Balians. They have even created their own form of sign language and operate separately from most of the rest of Bali. You’ll find a whole separate culture submerged within Bali.
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