Are you planning a trip to the magical island of Bali? Want to get to know its true character? This picturesque place is full of charm and beauty. From peaceful beaches and coral reefs to iconic temples and forests, it’s easy to have a culture-rich experience in Bali.
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Visit Areas of Natural Beauty
First up on this list of ways to have a culture-rich experience in Bali is all about its environment. There’s no shortage of natural beauty in Bali – so you won’t have to venture far to see it. Whether you’re a beach baby or feel at one in the forest, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. Those in search of soft shores and sea will enjoy the beautiful beaches here, that boast stretches of white sand and gentle waves perfect for swimming. Travellers seeking more active adventure can trek in the mountains to enjoy panoramic views or cycle around emerald green rice paddies.
Enjoy an Authentic Yoga Session
Thanks to its authentic spiritual culture, Bali has become one of the most popular places in the world to practice yoga. There are hundreds of retreats on the island, each offering their own health and wellness programmes. Whether you’re an experienced yogi or completely new to the practice, this is a great place to immerse yourself in the world of yoga. You could try an hour-long class on the beach or a week-long retreat in the jungle – the choice is yours.
Explore Cultural/Historic Sites
There are some amazing cultural places to visit in Bali that are sure to amaze and inspire. During your trip you’ll notice many temples sprinkled across the island – each one is completely unique, and many are centuries old so steeped in history. Some of the most popular temples include Uluwatu, Ulun Danu Beratan and Tanah Lot, but there are plenty of others to explore too. Animal lovers will adore the temple complex of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, where you can get up close to native long-tailed monkeys.
Sample the Local Cuisine
If you want the truest Bali experience, you must try the traditional cuisine. You’ll find plenty of satay dishes in Bali, which are grilled slices of marinated meat served on sticks. Another favourite is Nasi Jinggo which can be found throughout Indonesia. It’s a cost-effective meal for those on a tight budget. It typically consists of rice and vegetables, served with chicken or egg and a whole host of spices. You can also indulge in Bubur Mengguh – a traditional porridge-like dish served with peanuts and shredded meat.
Why not book your trip today to immerse yourself in Balinese culture?