Bali will always have a special place in everyone's hearts who have visited. Famous for its natural beauty, culture and people, Bali is also a place that will forever be missed.
Bali is incomplete without its exceptional natural destinations and amazing views. If you are a traveller or have a hobby in photography, here we have selected 5 destinations that can be a great photo spot that will make you #SUKABALI even more!
1. Handara Gate
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Bali is identic with its Candi Bentar Gate, symbolizing a "welcome" gesture to tourists coming back to visit the island of Bali. The gate itself is also an iconic place used widely for taking pictures whenever visitors visiting Bali. One of the gates tourists are fighting for to take photos with is the Handara Gate. Being the Handara Golf & Resort entrance, this gate presents green vegetation and fog views on a fascinating highland.
The view itself makes this area an iconic photo spot when visiting Bali. It takes about 2 hours’ drive from the city centre, and you only need to spend up to IDR 30,000 to take pictures at the Handara Gate.
2. Sekumpul Waterfall
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After an iconic photo session at the Handara Gate, resume your journey up north and stop by to the one and only Sekumpul Waterfall. With only 50 minutes ride from Handara Gate, this waterfall is named after Sekumpul for its collection of waterfalls in one place. Having a height of about 100 m, Sekumpul is said to have seven waterfalls located close together and some far apart.
It takes extra energy to reach Sekumpul Waterfall. People have to go through several steps of stairs to go down the hills. You will also need to pass a bridge with a refreshing river view underneath. The journey continues by passing through a small forest until finally arriving at the main waterfall. It only takes IDR 5,000 to pay for the entrance ticket to Sekumpul Waterfall, and best to visit early in the morning.
3. Ulun Danu Tamblingan Temple
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Your holiday is incomplete without visiting the island most iconic temple, Tamblingan Temple. Tamblingan Temple is located on a plateau with a volcanic caldera about 1200 meters above sea level. Many people believe that the water from the lake of Pura Tamblingan is an effective remedy to treat various diseases. Tamblingan Temple comes from the word "Tamba", which means medicine and "Elingang", which means spiritual ability.
Until now, Tamblingan Temple still maintains its beauty for being a place to hold prayers. This area is also often used as a pre-wedding place because of the beautiful fog view in the morning. Entrance tickets to the Tamblingan Temple area are priced at IDR 10,000. Besides taking pictures with the background of the temple, you can also go around Tamblingan lake by renting a boat for IDR 350,000. Feel the sensation of being on the island of the Gods in the past from walking around Ulun Danu Tamblingan Temple.
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Bali is not only about its mesmerizing beach view. Jatiluwih is a must-visit to all tourists visiting Bali. While it still using the traditional irrigation system called Subak. Jatiluwih has an area of more than 400 hectares and is managed by 1200 farmers. Apart from being a water system that is considered the most-fair, Subak describes the life of the Balinese people who are peaceful, harmonious and mutually cooperative.
Subak Jatiluwih has also been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage since 2012. The entry ticket price is only IDR 15,000, and you can walk around the trail with stunning views of the rice terraces. You can also see the view of Mount Batukaru when passing through the Jatiluwih rice fields.
5. Mengening Beach
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Bali is not only famous for its white sandy beaches. The island also has a unique black sand beach that looks as exotic. The beach is named after Mengening, which comes from the word "silence" because it is an area away from the bustling crowd even though it is located in an urban area. Mengening Beach presents a view of the temple on a black coral reef.
At high tide, you can see the waves crashing against the rocks around the temple. This area can also be the perfect place for fishing and best to visit during the afternoon delivering a stunning sunset view. There is no entrance ticket at Mengening Beach, and the site is open for everyone!
And that was the end of our picked destinations for all of you photo hunters out there. We wish you by visiting these destinations will make you feel #SUKABALI even more and have the urge to come back soon.
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