There is much more to Bali than its beaches, temples, culture, bars and parties. Bali is also world renowned for its high cliffs, mountains and panoramic views across the Indian Ocean. Many of Bali’s best viewpoints include attractions such as restaurants and lounges or places of historical, cultural, and religious interest to explore. Here are some of Bali’s most breathtaking viewpoints:
Perched 70 meters above sea level, on top rocky of rocky cliffs, Uluwatu Temple is one of the many beautiful temples to visit in Bali that offers both rich cultural history and a spectacular view. In the forest fringing, Uluwatu live thousands of native monkeys who are said to guard the temple. You can explore the traditional Balinese architecture, view spiritual sculptures and gaze out across the Indian Ocean.
Intrepid travelers will find it worthwhile to climb the 1,700 steps to Lempuyang Temple and take in the incredible views at Bali’s oldest temple. The temple is enormous and majestic, and you can spend hours exploring its intricate architecture. Those who do not want to tackle the staircase can still enjoy views across forested ranges and up to the temple itself.
Kintamani Volcano and Mount Batur
Deep in the inland mountains of Bali are the majestic Kintamani Volcano and Mount Batur Cones. This region offers something for everyone; trekking and hiking, restaurants and bars and grand views across dense, untouched forests and crater lakes. High in the clouds, this is a truly unique part of the world.
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Far from the bars and nightclubs that line the beaches, you can experience a taste of real Bali in the Jatiluwih Terraces. Here, an endless expanse of traditional terraced rice paddies stretches into the distance, and people live mainly in the traditional ways. You can sample local cuisine in one of the small restaurants in the villages.
The Spanish restaurant, El Kabron, perches 50 meters above the ocean on the Uluwatu Cliffs. Aside from the stunning view, the restaurant offers hot and cold tapas, paella, sangria and relaxed DJ music. The club provides comfortable furnishings and beanbags from which to enjoy the breathtaking views. You may also check out our posts on top beach clubs and restaurants in Bali.
Lakeview Restaurant viewpoint
After exploring the volcanic caldera of Mt Batur, you can appreciate a glass of wine and something to eat at the Lakeview Restaurant. In Penelokan Village, right on the crater rim, the restaurant is known for fresh organic meals and its expansive outdoor terraces.
High above the famed surf of Amed Beach, the Jemeluk Viewpoint offers spectacular views in all directions. The vast Indian Ocean, the cone of Mount Agung and the traditional Jukung fishing boats that still serve the area are all visible from the mountain viewpoint, where gazebos provide respite from the Indonesian sun.
Try venture off the beaten tracks and away from the busy beach bars and explore the inland areas, volcanoes, and high viewpoints. A visit to the Islands is not complete without taking in the spectacular views. You may also check out our list of best Bali beaches.
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