Top Choice Hindu Temple in West Bali

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 surv…
Hindu Temple in Jembrana Coast

Pura Rambu 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 Lo…
Cultural Centre in South of Tabanan

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 motto …
Hindu Temple in West Bali

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 sunsets. …
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 held a…
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 will s…
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 of…
Museum in West Bali

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 Ayun…
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 bones,…
Palace in South of Tabanan

Puri Anyar Kerambitan

The current prince, Anak Agung, is enjoying his retirement at this modest old palace and loves sharing stories of old Bali within the vast shambolic antique-filled compound. Stop by to see if he's around.