A long stint in kerobokan if you're not careful! almost 7 years agoAnswered by She via WorldNomads.com
Ha ha very funny.
I recently visited Bali and came in by ferry from Java. No sooner after we arrived we met a procession on the road. Turns out someone had died a few days previously & they were bringing something belong to the deceased person to their grave to counteract any bad spirits. This is part of the magic of Bali, the clothes, mannerisms & their holding on to their heritage & customs.
From Lovina Beach we visited the only Buddhist Temple in Bali, some manmade hot springs (though the water looked a bit dodgy so I'd be careful about immersing your head in it). We were also supposed to visit a waterfall but ran out of time. You can do snorkelling over reffs & dolphin watching from Lovina Beach also in small local boats.
There are tonnes of temples. On the way from Lovina Beach to Candidasa we visited Besakih Temple. At Hindu temples in Bali you regularly see pilgrims, perhaps a whole village doing their annual pilgrimage. The Hindu clothes, customs and mannerisms are magical. We passed Balis most famous volcano, Mount Batur. Behind it s another volcano. The temple of Tirta Empul was one of our favoutites because it's where pilgrims come to cleanse themselves in the healing waters.
Ubud, in the heartland of Bali is the artistic centre of Bali. It also has the Monkey Forest full of cheeky, mischievous monkeys. From Ubud you can visit tonnes of temples, wood carvers etc.
Please consult from day 16 onwards of trip I took for info.
In south Bali I just took a Balinese cookery lesson & didn't really explore the region. I stayed on site.
Southern Bali has more temples, one anyway with the Macaque monkeys present, great beaches & watersports. From it's reputation, I'd avoid Kuta if I were you. almost 7 years ago
We were in Bali last Dec and stayed in sanur beach area. We hired a driver for a day and you can tell them what you wish to see. However the guide brought us only to the touristic area. Good for first time travelers. I personally loved going to tanah lot. Beautiful view of the Padi field. Visit the temples, wayang show, batik printing and wood carving. Ubud and Kuta is a great place to shop. However always bargain for it. Kuta is a bit over crowded. It is also inexpensive to have a good massage in Bali. It cost about US$12.00 for 11/2 hr. Hotel usually charged more. Tip for Bali, you have to do lots of bargaining. Enjoy your stay almost 7 years ago