Pura Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus

West Bali

Amid a growing number of villas, there is a dramatic outcrop of black lava rock jutting out into the pounding waves. Perched on top is the photogenic Pura Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus, which has all the classic elements of a Balinese temple and looks like a mini version of Tanah Lot, which is a further 3km northwest.

Of course, this temple lacks crowds, although the isthmus has new stone walkways and a few bashful canoodling local teens.