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27 things to do in Bali

#1Go rafting down Telaga Waja mountain river in BaliGo rafting down Telaga Waja mountain riverВера Архипова

Find out how to go rafting independently and what to expect from the adventure.

#2Take an elephant ride in BaliTake an elephant rideАнна Пшеченко

Take an exciting ride on a 5-tonne elephant in a big zoo-kind park where animals walk slowly and lazily in their natural habitat.

Bali safari and Marine Park
#3Go surfing in BaliGo surfingLIFEisGOOD

You'll find everything for exciting surfing on beaches in Canggu area - lots of surfing spots, board rental, surfing classes and camps.

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#4Greet the dawn at the volcano's top in BaliGreet the dawn at the volcano's topoddviser

When the sun is rising the fog is thickening at the bottom of the volcano hill; and at its top you can see Mount Agung.

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#5Take a pic next to the huge statue of Vishnu in BaliTake a pic next to the huge statue of Vishnuoddviser

The bust, Vishnu's arms and Garuda's head all are the parts of the 150-meter sculpture-to-be in Garuda Wisnu Kencana park.

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#6Take a swim in hot springs at the bottom of volcano in BaliTake a swim in hot springs at the bottom of volcanooddviser

Complex of pools with water temperature from 20 to 50°C is situated near Kintamani village.

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#7Have diner at the bottom of volcano in BaliHave diner at the bottom of volcanoScale

The terrace of Madu Sari Restaurant overlooks Mount Batur. You can drink coffee and have dinner any day from 8am till 4pm.

Mount Batur
#8Feed monkeys in BaliFeed monkeysoddviser

Take some bananas or bread and don't take your personal stuff - the monkeys can grab it as well. The park is open from 8:30am till 6pm.

Rp50000Monkey Forest
#9Take a swim under 40-meter-high waterfall in BaliTake a swim under 40-meter-high waterfalloddviser

The lake at the Gitgit waterfall is placed 500 meters from the main road leading to Singaraja town.

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#10Play basketball with elephants in BaliPlay basketball with elephantsoddviser

Come in the park any day from 8am till 6pm and wait for the elephants to appear on the basketball court.

Rp270000Elephant Safari Park Lodge Bali
#11Try the most expensive coffee in the world in BaliTry the most expensive coffee in the worldoddviser

A cup of kopi luwak costs Rp 50000 in cafes of Ubud town, in Europe and America it will cost you $50.

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#12Watch a fight for girls in BaliWatch a fight for girlsoddviser

Men in Tenganan village fight for brides-to-be with pandan sticks and bamboo shield. The fest takes place in June and lasts for a month.

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#13Watch kissing festival in BaliWatch kissing festivaloddviser

On the first day of Balinese New Year bachelors of Sesetan village try to kiss as many unmarried girls as they can. To add more excitement couples are poured with cold water.

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#14Celebrate the Day of Silence in BaliCelebrate the Day of Silenceoddviser

This day you can't go out, turn on lights and work from 6am to 6am. All public places including airport are closed except for hospitals. This is how the Balinese celebrate New Year.

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#15Watch buffalo races in BaliWatch buffalo racesoddviser

Jockeys of the best buffaloes on the island compete for the Governor’s Cup. The races take place monthly from July to November in Jembrana Regency.

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#16Do yoga at dawn in BaliDo yoga at dawnFelicity

Ubud town is perfect place in Bali to get relaxed and practise meditation. One group yoga class costs about $10, private class at your place - $30-50.

#17Visit "the village of the dead" in BaliVisit "the village of the dead"oddviser

The deceased in Setra Wayah cemetery in Trunyan aren't buried or cremated, they're covered with cloth. Decomposing bodies don't stink as a sacred tree here removes putrid smell.

Trunyan village
#18Dive to underwater temple in BaliDive to underwater templeFelicity

Go diving in Pemuteran Bay to find 25 Buddhist temples at a depth of 15 meters. You need a diver's license to take the activity.

Rp600000Pemuteran temple
#19Walk on the ocean's bottom in BaliWalk on the ocean's bottomoddviser

Go diving into 5-meter depth without an aqualung and diver's license. To arrange the activity come to any diving centre on west coast of Bali.

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#20See a cremation ceremony in BaliSee a cremation ceremonyHarper Fuller

A corpse is placed into a bull-shaped sarcophagus and burn. The ceremony usually takes place early in the morning.

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#21Go mud fighting in BaliGo mud fightingFelicity

Balinese people hold Mepantigan in honour of the Goddess of fertility. There are also separate fights for tourists at the rice terraces in the area of Ubud town.

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#22Walk around rice terraces in BaliWalk around rice terracesoddviser

Special routes with directional signs will walk you around the fields in Tabanan regency. There are also observation platforms, some of them with stools and parking lots.

Rp20000Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
#23Take bioenergetic practice Shake in BaliTake bioenergetic practice Shakeoddviser

Shake Yoga is rhythmic body shaking to a tune of Gayatri mantra.

Rp800000Ashram Ratu Bagus
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