Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Denpasar

Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali

Think of this as the British Museum or the Smithsonian of Balinese culture. It's all here, but unlike those world-class institutions, you have to work at sorting it out – the museum could use a dose of curatorial en…
Top Choice Monument in Tampaksiring

Gunung Kawi

At the bottom of a lush green river valley lies one of Bali's oldest and largest ancient monuments. Gunung Kawi consists of 10 candi (shrines) – memorials cut out of the rock face in imitation of actual statues. The…
Top Choice Cave in Bedulu

Goa Gajah

Some 2km southeast of Ubud on the road to Bedulu, Goa Gajah is carved into a rock face and you enter through the cavernous mouth of a demon. Inside the T-shaped cave you can see fragmentary remains of the lingam, th…
Top Choice Gallery in Ubud

Neka Art Museum

The creation of Suteja Neka, a private collector and dealer in Balinese art, Neka Art Museum has an excellent and diverse collection. It's a good place to learn about the development of painting in Bali. You can get…
Top Choice Palace in Amlapura

Puri Agung Karangasem

Outside the orderly Puri Agung Karangasem, there are beautifully sculpted panels and an impressive multitiered entry gate. After passing through the entry courtyard (all entrances point towards the rising sun in the…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Ulu Watu & Around

Pura Luhur Ulu Watu

This important temple is perched precipitously on the southwestern tip of the peninsula, atop sheer cliffs that drop straight into the ceaseless surf. You enter through an unusual arched gateway flanked by statues o…
Top Choice Museum in Sanur

Museum Le Mayeur

Artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres (1880–1958) arrived in Bali in 1932, and married the beautiful Legong dancer Ni Polok three years later, when she was just 15. They lived in this compound back when Sanur was …
Top Choice Museum in Ubud

Museum Puri Lukisan

It was in Ubud that the modern Balinese art movement started, when artists first began to abandon purely religious themes and court subjects for scenes of everyday life. This museum displays fine examples of all sch…
Top Choice Park in Ubud

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

This cool and dense swath of jungle, officially called Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana, houses three holy temples. The sanctuary is inhabited by a band of over 600 grey-haired and greedy long-tailed Balinese macaques who…
Top Choice Gallery in Ubud

Agung Rai Museum of Art

Founded by Agung Rai as a museum, gallery and cultural centre, the impressive ARMA is the only place in Bali to see haunting works by influential German artist Walter Spies, alongside many more masterpieces. The mus…