Guest post by Ekha
Halo! Is Bali, Indonesia part of your travel bucket list? If not, you might want to add it later after reading this article. Get bewildered with wonderful and breathtaking hot spots on the island. All of which is really good for your feed.
Bali is one of the most prominent holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. It is popular for its beaches, meditation retreats, and cultural immersion. Despite the fact that a huge number of foreign tourists come and go year-by-year on the island, local people strictly preserve their culture and make it richer as time goes by. This is the main reason why travelers keep coming back. So if you want to get connected deeper to unfamiliar places and live like locals, Bali is the place to be.
Stop your worries, if you are not fond of taking Instagrammable photos, it is totally fine. All angles here are beautiful and natural, no need for full-blown filters or presets. Scroll down to see the 8 Instagrammable places to visit in Bali that you should not skip or miss in a lifetime!
Uma Pakel Agro Tourism
Experience the rush of riding in a long swing with a breathtaking view through the very popular Bali swing. There are many places that offer swing ride but Uma Pakel Agro Tourism offers this unique water reflection effect. Also, it is a cheaper version of the official Bali Swing Ubud.
Wearing something off or contrast to the earth colors, like red is highly suggested to highlight yourself in the photo. Take snaps while on the fly to get some action photos. It looks great on the feed.
Tegalallang Rice Terraces
Bali’s Rice Paddies is part of the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province UNESCO World Heritage Site so having some photos in this lush greenery could be more than memorable. Tegalallang Rice Terraces or also known as “Ubud Rice Fields” is 20-minute drive from Ubud Central.
In order to capture more greeneries of rice fields, it is best to visit during the wet season between October to May. The photo above was taken in July and it is during the planting season.
Nonetheless, the perfect color balance of soil and grass looks more natural in photos. They have designated spots where to take beautiful photos. One of the recommended shots is walking in between the terraced rice field.
Looking at something broken can bring a negative impression but this spot in Nusa Penida Island is a kind of broken piece that would still look stunning – the so-called Broken Beach. Its artsy arch or cove-like natural formation and pristine water are perfect for the feed.
Here’s the most popular spot in Nusa Penida Island – the Kelingking Beach or Dinosaur Island. It is also located on the Westside of Nusa Penida Island. It has a T-rex figure from above hence, the name Dinosaur Island.
Whatever angle you snap over the area will look stunning. Definitely, there’s no need for filters and presets. To maximize the view and capture its wonder, they also provided designated spots for easy and swift picture taking.
After a long journey in Nusa Penida, Crystal Bay is usually the last stop. It is located at the Westside of Nusa Penida Island and is very stunning during the sunset.
If you are a Golden Hour lover, this is the best place and spot to get those warm shots. Anywhere by the shoreline is good to pan your camera and take snaps all you want. Yes, there’s no need for the filter.
Handara Golf Resort Bali
This iconic gate situated in the northern part of Bali became famous because it took a highlight spot on Instagram. People are now adding this spot on their list to have a Temple Run photo.
However, due to the number of tourists dropping by to get a snap, the owner imposed a fee which is reasonable since this is their main entrance to the resort and some tourists are blocking the driveway. Inside the resort are other beautiful spots but again, you’ll have to pay a fee.
Wanagiri Hidden Hills
Right after your visit to the Handara Gate, drive up a few minutes to the Wanagiri Hidden Hills. This hidden spot is still located in the northern part of Bali. It has the most breathtaking view since it is overlooking Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan surrounded by trees.
There are times the view could get foggy and you might not appreciate the lake view but it’s the perfect time to get a photo! You’ll look like you’re in the sky which is pretty good too.
Just avoid visiting when it is rainy. They have set up selfie spots and Instagrammable trappings such as a human-sized bird’s nest, a bow of a boat, swing, wooden teacups, tree houses, and many more. All of these are placed with a scenic and natural panoramic view.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
You didn’t go to Bali if you missed visiting any of their temples and have at least one Gram-worthy photo. Ulun Danu Beratan is one of the most amazing Balinese temples because of its unique natural backdrop with a mystical floating effect on the lake. This cultural temple complex is located on Lake Bratan in Bedugul in the highlands of Bali. It’s also inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site!
There are more stunning Instagrammable spots on the island but these top 8 Instagrammable places to visit in Bali will get you the most out of your Bali trip.
Bali is indeed a photogenic island and people on Instagram are always looking out for it. It is a surefire “live-in-the-postcard moment” kind of trip. Bali will definitely give you a picture-perfect anywhere!
About the Author
Ekha is based in Laguna, Philippines, Network Engineer by day and engaged to different businesses on the side. She loves rest days and spend it wisely to try out new things and wander to different places. Her ultimate travel goal is to step into 7 continents within a lifetime and now, she’s halfway of her goal. She just launched her website Love Rest Days to share a part of her life and her adventures.
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