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Written by Preetha Manivelan on July 1, 2021 Share on

What’s In Bali Beyond The Temples? – Experiencing The Real Fun!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name – Bali? Temples? Serenity? Friendly people? Then you must know how to adventure in Bali. Though Bali stands as home to many picturesque temples that offer serenity at its best, the destination offers much more than that. If you are someone who wants to travel from the USA and discover the best of Bali, don’t just stop with the temples, even if it’s a family Bali vacation. There are many exciting things to do in this beautiful city that would make you realize Bali is so much more than just the beautifully carved temples. Looking for suggestions on what to do? That’s what this entire article is about.

Things to do in Bali besides visiting temples

To your question of what’s in Bali beyond the temples, we gave the answer and have listed them below. In no particular order, as every place in Bali is worth visiting in its own way. Make your trip a little more exciting with all these places on the itinerary, no matter if it is a Bali honeymoon vacation or a family vacation or even a friends’ trip.

  1. Discovering the Green Bali
  2. Shop souvenirs
  3. Spend some time harvesting
  4. A day in the Celuk
  5. Taste Bali’s best chocolates
  6. Take a relaxing spa
  7. A must-see Kecak dance
  8. Visit the Menjangan Island
 

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1. Discovering the Green Bali

Bali is known for its lush greeneries and one such example is Tegallalang Rice Terrace. While visiting Bali, this is one place that you must and discover how green this island can be. On your vacation to Bali, visiting this will be such a peaceful time. Other than just looking at the beauty, you can take pictures at the ‘I love Bali’ sign, sip a cup of Bali’s best coffee and explore the nearby villages.

Tehallalang Rice Terrace
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2. Shop souvenirs

Shopping and collecting souvneirs is the best part about any trip and the perfect way to have those memories fresh. So, if you are someone who has plans to shop in Bali, take a trip to Pasar Badung. Being located in Denpasar, this market is over four floors. Here, you can buy fruits and vegetables, spices, handicrafts, unique local items, and more. There are even a few tours to explore this place.

Shopping in Bali
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3. Spend some time harvesting

If you want to know the cuture of Bali and be a Balinese for a day, then harvesting never goes off the list. Take a trip to Tabanan where you there will be many rice fields where you can harvest with help of the sweetest Bali people. Amidst the beautiful rice fields, you get to not only see the locals doing their work to bring out the food staple but also work with them.

4. A day in the Celuk

Have some time on your Bali trip to visit Celuk, one of the beautiful villages in Ubud. It is well known for making jewelleries of gold and silver. It is well worthy of a visit to see their fine work with jewels, especially silver. You get to meet a lot of silversmiths, have a look at their work, speak to them, understand and even shop some jewelleries home. Just walking through the stores selling such handicrafts is a good pass time.

5. Taste Bali’s best chocolates

Who would say no to chocolates? No one, right? Even if you are some one who don’t love chocolates, you must try chocolates in Bali. There is a chocolate factory in Bali where you can visit, see how it’s being processed and taste the delicious chocolates. There are many tours available which you can take to see how cocoa is made into such finest chocolates with mouth-watering taste. One quick tip. There is also a gift shop nearby where you can buy souvneirs.

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Chocolates in Bali
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6. Take a relaxing spa

This comes as no surprise as Bali is well known for their massages. When you had a tiring day sightseeing or enjoying some adventurous activities, then this is the first thing that you should do to rejuvenate your body and soul. Take a massage amidst a beautiful location and trust me, you will feel amazing and relaxed. This is the perfect way to get yourself ready for the next adventure in Bali.

 

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7. A must-see Kecak dance

What’s in Bali beyond the temples? Yup, there are many but this is something that’s quite connected to temples and one of the traditional and cultural things to see in Bali. People narrate the story of Ramayana through Kecak dance. While you are there, plan some time to witness this amazing dance of theirs if you are someone interested in Balinese culture.

Kecak dance in Bali
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8. Visit the Menjangan Island

Visiting the Menjangan island is one of the must-visit things to do on your Bali holiday. It is located 5 miles to the northwest of the island of Bali where you can have some quality time to yourself. The name ‘Menjangan’ translates to ‘deer’, which is enough to explain the wildlife that you can find on this island. There is also Menjangan National Park here which is a large forest where you can take safaris and witness the wild’s life. Apart from this, you can also go scuba diving here and discover the deep existing corals or just have beach-side dining.

Also read: 4 Best Day Trips From Bali 2021 To Book Right Away

Menjangan Island
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Woah! That’s amazing, isn’t it? With such places in Bali, would you still plan your itinerary with only temples on each day? I am sure it’s a ‘No’. Each of the above mentioned things is not just restricted to any specific type of vacation hence every traveler to Bali must visit them and try each one out. For you to plan such a wholesome vacation, we have many exciting Bali travel packages and Bali honeymoon tour packages on the Pickyourtrail website. Head out and pick yours. Would you like to modify it a bit? We are here to help you create the best personalised itinerary. Once you do that, you are all set.

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