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Seven Must-Visit Wonders in Bali in 2022

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Listed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world with magical sceneries, stunning landscapes and exotic culture, no wonder Bali is one of the most highly-sought holiday destinations by people around the world. Here are the seven wonders in Bali you must visit in 2022 – from the oldest temple, white sandy beaches to the hidden waterfalls! 

Pura Lempuyang 

Pura Lempuyang, also known as Lempuyang Temple is one of the oldest temples and most sacred on the island, perched 1,175 meters above sea level. This Insta-worthy destination is very popular with tourists from around the world, offering breathtaking views and is often referred to as “The Gates of Heaven”. 

Visiting this temple whenever you’re in Bali is definitely not one to miss – get your camera ready and take some cool content for your Instagram! 

Sacred Monkey Forest 

To explore Bali’s enchanting wildlife, be sure to visit this amazing natural sanctuary – the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud. When visiting this forest, you can see the long-tailed macaques in their natural habitat, playing with each other as well as eating bananas. Additionally, this forest has several ancient temples including the 14th-century Dalem Agung Padangtegal temple as well as the Prajapati temple and is surrounded by over 100-year-old Banyan trees. 

Make sure you put this destination on your bucket list and as a tip, keep an eye on your belongings as some of the monkeys might try and steal items from visitors – but overall, just have fun there! 

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Tukad Cepung 

When it comes to waterfalls, Bali has so many magnificent waterfalls that you must visit and one of them is Tukad Cepung Waterfall in Bangli – it’s only 1.5 hours’ drive from Mamaka by Ovolo to visit this magical destination. 

This photogenic waterfall is very unique and famous for its sun rays that shine straight at the top of the falls. Here’s a tip: the best time to visit this waterfall is around 8 am so you can see the perfect sunlight shine through between the cliffs. 

A waterfall in a cave

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Jatiluwih Rice Terrace 

With a breathtaking view and architectural shape of nature, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is worth visiting when you’re in Bali and take some snapshots for your content. Protected as a UNESCO Heritage Site, Jatiluwih has always been known as the best region in Bali that produces high-quality rice. 

Situated in the highland, specifically 700 meters above sea levels, Jatiluwih offers incredible scenery that spans more than 53,000 hectares of rice terraces which have been developed on the island since the 11th century. 

Diamond Beach, Nusa Penida 

Let’s explore Bali’s neighbouring island of Nusa Penida, only 45 minutes away by speedboat from Bali, Nusa Penida Island has lots of beautiful white sandy beaches that you can’t miss. 

The most stunning beach here is Diamond Beach – a hidden beach with soft white sand, crystal clear blue water and palm trees, Diamond beach is a true paradise that creates a dream. When you’re here, just turn off your phone and chill til’ the sunset. 

Tirta Empul 

Located in Tampaksiring, not far from Ubud, Tirta Empul is very famous for its tourist attraction where the holy water is believed to purify you from bad things. Tirta means ‘Holy’, therefore, visitors come to this place to cleanse their soul and mind. 

Worth visiting whenever you’re on the island! 

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Trunyan Village 

Situated in the most isolated place, Trunyan Village is located at the edge of Lake Batur and is one of the most bizarre and out of the ordinary destinations you can experience in Bali. This village is where the locals leave the dead bodies and bones in the open. This village is also known as the ‘Skull Island of Bali’. 

If you are brave enough to witness this rare experience, make sure you put this destination on your list!