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Minimalist Guide to

Bali area reference:

- South Bali: Nusadua, Jimbaran, Tuban, Kuta, Seminyak, Kerobokan, Canggu, Sanur
- Central Bali: Ubud, Bedugul, Kintamani, Tabanan
- North Bali: Singaraja, Lovina
- East Bali: Candi Dasa, Karangasem
- West Bali: Menjangan

This page is intended to help those who are looking for quick references of what you can explore when staying at a hotel in Bali. This list will go over things to do and give a short description of each town.

We highly recommend that you print this page and carrying it around while jumping around. Please give us feedback about how useful this information is after your next trip!

Batubulan: Daily barong dance performance, fine stone
   carvings, furniture, terracotta pots.
Mount Batukau: off the beaten path, virgin rainforests,
   mossy shade of Pura Luhur temple, serenity.
Bedugul: highland retreat by the lake, crater,
   watersports, quality fruits and vegetables.
Besakih Temple: Mother Temple on Mount Agung, huge
   complex of shrines, majestic.
Candi Dasa: quiet newest resort area, snorkeling, diving,
Celuk: silver and gold jewelry.
Denpasar: rebuilt ancient city, art center, museum,
   government offices.
Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave): 8th century archaelogical
   mystery, Buddhist inscriptions and carvings, elephant head at entrance.
Goa Lawah (Bat Cave): One-thousand year old Shiva
   temple, millions of fruit bats cover the ceiling.
Jimbaran: Southwest Bali, fisherman village, beach,
   sunset,offshore reefs.
Kintamani: Mountainous, spectacular view by Lake Batur,
   sunrise at peak of Mount Batur.
Klungkung: Old Palaces, Kertha Gosa Hall of Justice
   (painted ceiling a la Sistine Chapel).
Kuta: surfing, beaches, sunsets, night life, shops of
Lovina: North near Singaraja, still waters, dolphin watch.
Negara: West Bali, water buffalo races (Jul - Oct).
Nusa Dua : luxurious resorts, diving and surfing, beaches,
   golf course, shops
Nusa Lembongan: Bali's sister island, coral and sand
   beaches, crystal clear water, surfing.
Sangeh: Monkey Forest, tall nutmeg trees, aggressive
Sanur: First resort of Bali, beaches, black and white
Singaraja: North Bali, main port during colonial time,
   quiet, culturally distinctive.
Tabanan: mountains, rice field terraces, black sand
   beaches, rain forests.
Tampaksiring: wood carving, Tirta Empul temple and
   sacred spring water, Sukarno's Palace.
Tanah Lot: Dramatic ocean front temple,
   spectacular sunset, snake filled cave.
Tenganan: East Bali, village of Bali Aga, wonderful fabrics
   (Gringsing double-ikat).
Tirta Gangga: East Bali, water palace bathing place.
Trunyan: Lake Batur village, accessible only by boat,
   Bali Aga, the dead by a sacred tree.
Ubud: Haven for the arts, paintings, lush rice fields,
   museums, galleries, dances.
Uluwatu: Spectacular temple on a cliff, real challenging
   surf below.


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