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Pura Taman Ayun

Pura Taman Ayun

Don't miss one of the top temples on Bali, a serene place of enveloping calm. The huge royal water temple of Pura Taman Ayun, surrounded by a wide, elegant moat, was the main temple of the Mengwi kingdom, which...

Hindu Temple in Jembrana Coast

Pura Rambut Siwi

Picturesquely situated on a clifftop overlooking a long, wide stretch of black-sand beach, this superb temple shaded by flowering frangipani trees is one of the important sea temples of west Bali. Like Pura Tanah...

Cultural Centre in South of Tabanan

Joshua District

Joshua District

Set amid rice fields near the iconic temple of Tanah Lot, Joshua District is a creative complex – coffee shop, gallery, fashion concept store and a number of villas – made out of shipping containers. With the...

Hindu Temple in West Bali

Pura Tanah Lot

Pura Tanah Lot

Pura Tanah Lot is a hugely popular tourist destination. It does have cultural significance to the Balinese, but this can be hard to discern amid the crowds, clamour and chaos – especially for the overhyped...

Monument in Marga


Bali's role in Indonesia's independence struggle is commemorated at the Margarana, northwest of Marga village. Tourists seldom visit, but every Balinese schoolchild comes here at least once, and a ceremony is...

Museum in Tabanan

Mandala Mathika Subak

You'll find this museum within a large complex devoted to Tabanan's subak organisations. It has displays about the irrigation and cultivation of rice, and the intricate social systems that govern these. Staff...

Hindu Temple in Cemagi

Pura Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus

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...

Museum in West Bali

Museum Manusa Yadnya

Museum Manusa Yadnya

Established in 1974, this off-the-beaten path museum documents the numerous Hindu rituals involved during a Balinese person’s life, starting from six months after conception to death. The museum is in the Taman...

Museum in Gilimanuk

Museum Manusia Purbakala Gilimanuk

This part of Bali has been occupied for thousands of years. The Museum Manusia Purbakala Gilimanuk is centred on a family of skeletons, thought to be 4000 years old, which were found locally in 2004. The bare...

Palace in South of Tabanan

Puri Anyar Kerambitan

This modest old palace is currently undergoing renovation, but it's still possible to visit. There are cultural events and performances, and members of the royal family love to share stories of old Bali within...