Bali at a Glance - A Province of Indonesia
|Name of the country||Republic of Indonesia||Major Religion||Hinduism|
|Languages||Indonesian (official) |
|Currency||Indonesian rupiah (Rp) (IDR)|
|Airport||Ngurah Rai International Airport(DPS) ||Time zone||UTC+7 to +9 (various)|
|Cost of arm||Mother Mountain||Mount Agung|
|UNESCO World Heritage Sites||Subak |
Komodo National Park
|Temperature||30 °C (86 °F)|
|Traditional festivals||Hindu New Year |
Cremation or odalan (temple festival)
Best Time to Visit Bali
Bali experiences only two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. Therefore you can expect a tropical, warm and humid climate all year around. Throughout the year, daytime temperatures hovered between 14℃ (57℉) and 25℃ (77℉).
Dry season is the best time to visit Bali, which is normally starts from May to October. During these months, you don't need to worry about the sudden rain destroying your outdoor activities. And the humidity is low through the whole summer.
However, the best months also means to more expensive flights and hotel, even more in advance booking. If you don't mind, come to Bali during April, May, June and September, just before and after peak season. So that you're able to avoid the crowd, enjoy 30-50% lower prices while still slightly less humid.
Most Popular Things to do in Bali
If you haven't scuba dived before or just looking for some nice water then you have to come to this famous diving destination. The seven diving sites can be easily reached by a short boat trip. You can also get PADI certified here.
There are also good opportunities to see coral reef, turtles, sharks and other sea animals.
Get to Know Bali Culture
Are you interested in the Balinese culture? Balinese culture perhaps most known for its dance, drama and sculpture. You can feel Bali's culture everywhere; from museums, to hotel lobbies, to sacred temples.
Grand Bali musical performances and traditional dance performances have also become one of the necessary things to do in Bali, for a lot good reasons.
Visit a Hindu Temple
Unique Balinese temples is famous for its strictly-built architecture and classically elegant profile. Traditional region is an important part in local life. Those must-see temples include Luhur Batukaru Temple, Saraswati Temple Ubud, Pura Tanah Lot and Pura Besakih, etc.
Bali's hotels and resorts offer incredible comfort and value, beach and view, all deserve every minute of your travel. For most visitors, The Tuban, Kuta and Legian area owns the most resort options because it is the most developed part of Bali. These three areas attracts the most visitors by far.
Places to Visit in Bali
Kuta Beach - watch sunset
Ulun Danu Temple - one of the quietest and most serene temple
Tanah Lot Temple - a Hindu temple that sits atop a large and scenic rock formation.
Ubud Palace - cultural heartland of Bali
Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang - see the Gates of Heaven
Paddy fields of Tabanan - lush rich paddies
Monkey Forest - a Hindu temple complex in Ubud where you will see over 500 monkeys
Tirta Empul - The waters here are said to be sacred.
Bali Zoo day/night safari - tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, and a range of colorful birds
Uluwatu Temple - on the side of a cliff overlooking the sea from 70 meters above
Mount Batur - trekked up a volcano!
Ayung River - the most exciting white-water rafting
Jalan Legian - the main nightlife hub of Bali
Waterbom water park - a great place for families
Menjangan National Marine Park - a good place to discover underwater delights and sea creatures
Bali Marine and Safari Park - a collection of the best flora and fauna in Indonesia
Batubulan village - see the prettiest stone carvings in Bali
Sekumpul Waterfall - a stunning waterfall hidden in a lush valley
The Turtle Conservation and Education Centre - learn to know how to rescue turtles
Bali Provincial State Museum - the oldest museum in Bali with over 10,000 exhibits
Pasar Badung - a four-floors shopping complex on the scenic banks of the Badung River
How Many Days to Stay & Sample Itinerary
Bali Visa requirement is based on your passport/nationality. More than 160 countries do not require visas, including United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, etc. See list in Bali Visa article.
You have to pack a sarong for temple visiting. Those temples in Bali have strict clothing manner. Briefly, both men and women must wear a long-sleeve shirt, long pants or just cover a local sarong around you, so that covering the legs and arms
You can't drink tap water. Drink only bottled water in Bali. Bali's tap water can only drink after being boiled. It is best not to add ice to your drink unless in a reputable hotel, restaurant or bar.