Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Building in Semarapura (Klungkung)

Klungkung Palace

When the Dewa Agung dynasty moved here in 1710, the Semara Pura was established. The palace was laid out as a large square, believed to be in the form of a mandala, with courtyards, gardens, pavilions and moats. The…
Top Choice Market in Gianyar

Night Market

The sound of hundreds of cooking pots and the glare of bright lights add a frenetic and festive clamour to Gianyar's delicious night market, which any local will tell you has some of the best food in Bali. Scores of…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Bangli

Pura Kehen

The state temple of the Bangli kingdom, Pura Kehen is one of the finest temples in eastern Bali; it is a miniature version of Pura Besakih, Bali's most important temple. It's terraced up the hillside, with a flight …
Top Choice Museum in Tihingan

Nyoman Gunarsa Museum

Dedicated to classical and contemporary Balinese painting, this slightly melancholy museum complex was established by Nyoman Gunarsa, one of the most respected and successful modern artists in Indonesia. A vast thre…
Top Choice Cafe in Padangbai

Topi Inn

Juices, shakes and good coffees are served up throughout the day. Breakfasts are big, and whatever is landed by the fishing boats outside the front door during the day is grilled by night. Refill your water bottle h…
Top Choice International in Candidasa


One of east Bali's classiest restaurants, Vincent's has several distinct open-air rooms, and a large and lovely rear garden with rattan furniture. The bar is an oasis of jazz. The menu combines excellent and inventi…
Top Choice Palace in Amlapura

Puri Agung Karangasem

Outside the orderly Puri Agung Karangasem there are beautifully sculpted panels and an impressive multi-tiered entry gate. After you pass through the entry courtyard (all entrances point you towards the rising sun i…
Top Choice Palace in Tirta Gangga & Around

Taman Tirta Gangga

Amlapura's water-loving rajah, after completing his lost masterpiece at Ujung, had another go at building the water palace of his dreams in 1948. He succeeded at Taman Tirta Gangga, which has a stunning crescent of …
Top Choice Balinese in Amed & the Far East Coast

Warung Enak

Black rice pudding and other less-common local treats are the specialities of this dead-simple and supertasty little eatery. Also does a fresh catch of the day and homemade ice-cream.
International in Padangbai

Ozone Café

This popular travellers' gathering spot has low tables with pillows for lounging. It also has pizza and live music, sometimes by patrons.