When in Bali, do things the Balinese way! Blessed with sea temples, volcanic mountains, coral reefs, gorgeous beaches, and verdant rice fields, Bali is a mesmerizing Indonesian island that every traveler aims to explore. Get to know the top instagrammable spots on this magnificent island, and up your insta-game.
Here is a list of the most instagrammable spots in Bali you should definitely visit:
1. Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Located in Ubud, Tegalalang Rice Terraces offers a scenic view of the beautiful rice paddies on the slopes across the valley. The soothing scenery and lush green trees are perfect for those who are eager for an adventure or who are keen to relax and take a breath of fresh air. If you’re bored of the beaches here, make sure you visit these stunning rice gardens to click an Insta-worthy picture of yourself with the background of the peeking sun rays and the paddy fields.
2. Broken Beach
On the West Coast of Nusa Penida is an incredible little cove called Broken Beach. The arch formed over many, many years and is now a true spectacle that wraps around the bay allowing water to flow in and out from the ocean. Can anything be broken more beautifully? With soothing greenery and blue waters, this spectacular backdrop makes for some amazing shots! Won’t you agree?
3. Bali Swing
The Bali Swing is getting all the hype nowadays with lush greenery in the background and you swaying with dangling feet and flying hair for that perfect photo. The best time to go is in the golden hours of the evening or early mornings with the soft light for the best picture effect.
4. Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is an exotic ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves, offering a unique offshore setting and the most iconic sunset, traditional architecture, solid sculptures, striking waves, and tangerine sun, in its pure divinity. Capture the astonishing temple standing on this single rock and surrounded by the clear blue waters for that perfect Insta-worthy capture. Being one of the most popular attractions for tourists, the temple offers you a taste of Bali’s culture and souvenirs, to bring back a part of Bali home with you!
5. Mt. Batur Volcano
Mount Batur is an active volcano in the central highlands of Bali that looks nothing less than a tangerine paradise at sunset. The sky seems to have fallen on earth as the clouds set in at the foot of the volcano and you'll be on top of the world, most literally! And when that's not the case, view the tiny isolated villages hidden in the rice fields below. You can’t see enough of this! Capture the beautiful panoramic views of the skies for a daunting Instagram feed.
6. Tukad Cepung Waterfall
This hidden waterfall cupped by rocks is everything you need to feel like you're in heaven. And just wait for the sun's rays to fall in this hidden waterfall to make a rainbow! You’ll find yourself in the company of a tiny spectrum of colors in the brown of these majestic rocks that make for a fascinating background for pictures!
7. Uluwatu Temple
Originally named Pura Luhur Uluwatu and known for its magnificent location perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 meters above sea level, this place is one of six key temples that are believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars. It is definitely one of the top places on the island to go to for sunset delights, with a direct view overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean and daily Kecak dance performances.
8. Blue Lagoon Beach
Located in East Bali, Blue Lagoon is a beautiful white sand beach in a green cove with crystal clear water. The bluest of waters and the most exotic of panoramas, the beach is available not only for sunbathing or swimming but also for snorkeling. Blue Lagoon Beach is a perfectly fascinating sight waiting to be photographed.
9. Kelingking Beach
With cliffs forming a shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in a secret point of the already hidden paradise, Kelingking Beach at Nusa Penida definitely deserves a spot on your list waiting to be photographed. With blue waters, sparkly sands, and a breathtaking view that gets better when the sun sets. So, wait it out and experience this spectacle when you visit Bali.
10. Gateway to Heaven
Another favorite Instagram spot of the people, Lempuyang Temple is an ancient mountain temple situated in the east of Bali and lies at 1,175m above sea level. The temple, besides being the abode of Gods, also hosts the famous gates of heaven- two symmetrical structures with Balinese architecture constructed parallel so as to form a gate standing right above a pool of water. Adventure seekers would love this mixture of a mountain hike with an exotic archaeological site and scenic beauty.
11. Tegenungan Waterfall
Nestled amidst a lush tropical jungle, Bali's Tegenungan Waterfall is the destination to go to if you're looking for a spot to rejuvenate your mind and body. Perfect for wildlife photographers, this hidden spot is sure to leave you speechless with a crystal cascade we could only dream of. A swing has been installed here in the midst of the verdant surroundings to allow visitors to take advantage of the natural beauty and capture the perfect photograph.
12. Ubud Art Market
Ubud Art Market is a famous, local market that sells exquisite artifacts, created by Balinese artists. The market also houses a plethora of traditional Balinese crafts from jute bags to kites, to jewelry to hand-painted silks. And besides being the ultimate shopping destination in Bali, it also happens to be quite the artsy backdrop to a few scenes from Julia Roberts’ Eat Pray Love, so if Julia’s doing it, we have no doubt it's insta-worthy!
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below. Join us on our upcoming trip to Bali this new years' and experience the beauty of the city yourself.