8 Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in Bali
When the time comes to choosing their next holiday destination, millions of Aussies are drawn to Bali's stunning beaches, bustling nightlife, and vibrant culture. But let's not lie to ourselves, one of this Indonesian island paradise's biggest draw-cards is its seemingly endless Instagram opportunities.
Speaking of which, here are eight of the most picture-perfect places to add to your Bali bucket list.
1. Wanagiri Hidden Hill
Located in Munduk, a quiet mountain village about two hours from Ubud, Wanagiri Hidden Hill's giant swing and human birds' nest were reportedly built by the locals to attract Insta-obsessed tourists in mid-2017, and judging by the thousands of photos snapped there, we reckon it's been pretty successful!
2. Banyumala Twin Waterfalls
We love TLC as much as the next person, but it's time to ignore their advice and start chasing those waterfalls - namely, the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls. With its pristine pools and stunning natural beauty, Banyumala is a favourite of photographers and influencers. It's not the easiest spot to find, but trust us - it's worth the effort.
3. “Gates of Heaven” at Pura Lempuyang
The candi bentar (or split gate) is an iconic feature of Balinese architecture, and in recent years, gates all over the Indonesian island have become photography hot spots. But the "Gates of Heaven" at Pura Lempuyang, which perfectly frames Mount Agung, is undoubtedly the most popular (and beautiful) of them all.
4. Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Chances are, if you've looked up pics of Bali while daydreaming at work on Instagram, you would undoubtedly be acquainted with Ubud's rice paddies. Ranked the second-best thing to do in Ubud on TripAdvisor (just behind the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary), the Tegalalang Rice Terrace is truly a sight to behold.
5. Tanah Lot Temple
Perched atop a unique offshore rock formation, this ancient Hindu pilgrimage temple is a must-visit not only for lovers of Balinese culture, but budding photographers, too. Yes, it's a bit touristy, and yes, you can get a more authentic temple experience elsewhere, but the scenery alone makes up for the crowds.
6. Tibumana Waterfall
If the Banyumala Twin Waterfalls leave you wanting more, be sure to check out the Tibumana Waterfall, one of Bali's best-kept secrets. It's just as beautiful as the ultra-popular Tegenungan Waterfall, but way quieter and with arguably even better photo ops. Definitely one to visit before it becomes the new tourist hot spot!
7. Gili Trawangan Swings
If you're lucky enough to be staying in the Gili Islands during your Balinese sojourn, you can't miss the opportunity for a totally Insta-worthy snap on one of the swings belonging to the neighbouring resorts. The best part? In most cases, you don't even have to be staying at the hotel to nab a pic on their swing.
8. Nusa Penida
If swings are too gimmicky for your liking, may we suggest Nusa Penida? This spectacular, unspoilt island makes for the perfect day trip from Lembongan, offering quiet, picture-perfect beaches, world-class snorkelling, rugged cliffs, and so much more. Go quick before everyone else catches on!
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