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The Most Instagrammable Spots in Bali
Bali is a photogenic paradise made up of beautiful beaches, natural landscapes, vibrant boutiques, and incredible temples. For those planning a trip to this tiny island, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best Instagram-worthy sights.
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1. Bali Swings
Swings have become some of the most photographed and popular attractions in Bali. This Instagram craze overlooking lush jungles and rivers will capture your heart and make for adventurous photos. Check out this guide for the lowdown of all the various swings throughout the island.
2. Tegalalang Rice Terraces
The Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is a UNESCO world heritage site where you can explore the scenic outlooks, drink fresh coconut water, and meet local farmers. This is the most popular rice terrace in Bali, but there are several other options if you’re looking for less crowds. Professional and amateur photographers alike will appreciate the sweeping views.
3. “I Love Bali” Sign
This photo-op is right at the start of the Tegalalang rice fields and has become one of the top Bali Instagram spots. Memorialize your vacation by snapping a picture in front of this colorful sign!
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4. Wanagiri Hidden Hills Lookout
There’s a reason this gem in the northern mountainous region of Bali is often referred to as the ‘selfie peak region’. The giant bird’s nest is the most popular location, but there are plenty of other photogenic spots, including a swing, wooden teacups, wooden stars, tree houses, an Indonesian version of the Eiffel Tower and much more.
5. Gates of Heaven
Pura Lempuyang Temple is one of the oldest and most sacred temples in Bali. This popular spot sees large crowds however, so plan on getting there early! Make sure to wear a sarong as well as bare knees and shoulders should not be visible.
6. Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is the prime spot to watch the sunset in Bali. Although only Balinese people can enter the temple as it’s still used for religious ceremonies today, tourists can still enjoy the panoramic cliff side views perched amidst crashing waves. It’s a great place to pick up souvenirs or shop for traditional clothes too!
For more info check out this guide on Ithaka Travel
7. Mount Batur
Adventure lovers can capture spectacular sunrise pictures on top of this active volcano. The two-hour hike isn’t too difficult for fairly active people, and the photos don’t even do it justice. Although you’ll have to wake up in the middle of the night to get there before the sun rises, the breathtaking views overlooking the clouds are definitely worth it.
Read what it's really like to climb Mount Batur on Intrepid Travel
8. Ubud Monkey Forest
Also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, this popular wildlife reserve is home to over 700 grey long-tailed macaques. A selfie with a monkey is on the bucket list of many Bali tourists. Keep your belongings close to you, as these mischievous primates are known for stealing items right before your eyes. You can plan on spending up to two hours walking through the exotic pathways of this forest.
Learn more about things to know before you go on Almost Landing Bali