Memories of Bali – Part Two

The sights, attractions or land marks in Bali are far from each other, consecutive days of moving within the island made me exhausted. I stayed in Ubud and visiting the sights will take 9-12hrs a day. There are few sights that I wasn’t able to visit and there are days that I prefer to stay at the resort/ villa.

Another day in Bali, we (with my tour guide/driver) visited the some temples, sanctuaries and beaches.

The Monkey Forest – which is a few miles away from the resort. It is a sanctuary and a temple complex with more than 500 monkeys located in Padangtegal Village in Ubud. Some monkeys grabbed bags and other stuff of tourist. As of now the entrance few is 50,000 Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) or 4$. To check more about the sanctuary please click here.

Ubud Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest

Temple at monkey santuary

Statue at Ubud Monkey Forest

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Temple Complex at Ubud Monkey Forest

The Elephant Safari Park Lodge. I bought the Park Day Tour, with an elephant named Cindy, from Borneo. I was so amazed that Cindy can play harmonica. The tour cost 90$. You can check for special packages here.

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Elephant Safari Park

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Elephant Safari Park

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Elephant Safari Park

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Elephant Safari Park

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Elephant Cindy playing a harmonica

Ubud Rice Paddies, looks familiar to you if you have watched the Eat, Pray, Love movie, where Julia Roberts rode a bicycle. Check here for the film location.

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Ubud Rice Paddies

Bali Experience

Bali Experience

Dreamland Beach is a beautiful beach. It’s pristine blue water is very inviting but this is a treacherous beach. This is a surfer’s haven. There are bars, hostels and cafes around but a red warning flag says ” Swimming Prohibited”.

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Dreamland Beach

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Swimming Prohibited at Dreamland Beach


Dreamland Beach


Surfing at Dreamland Beach

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Bali Beaches

Padang -Padang Beach is another location for the movie Eat Pray Love movie. Simple and secluded. Not a secret beach anymore.

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Padang -Padang Beach

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Padang -Padang Beach

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Padang -Padang Beach

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You can see Padang Padang Beach from this bridge

Nusa Dua is where you can fin the luxurious hotels and the area is very touristy with bars and cafes around.

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Nusa Dua Beach

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Parasailing at Nusa Dua Beach

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Nusa Dua Beach

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Nusa Dua Beach

Uluwatu Temple is a cliff side temple with magnificent view and a good place to watch the sunset. There are many monkeys around, so be careful with your belongings. Entrance fee is 3-4$.

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Uluwatu Temple

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Uluwatu Temple

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Tourists at Uluwatu Temple

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Uluwatu Temple

At the end of the day, my guide took me to Jimbaran Beach for dinner. As always, I ordered sea foods.

Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran Beach

Dinner by the Sea

Jimbaran Beach

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Dinner at Jimbaran Beach

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Bali is definitely a paradise. They have the best infinity pools, cottages in an astonishing places, intricate designs of walls or houses, huge marble stone statues, an open shower, good cuisine, great pubs and cafes, and luxurious villas or resorts in the middle of the rice fields, forest or at the hilltop.

When in Bali don’t forget to visit, Tanah Lot Temple.

If your are interested to know about my driver and guide Mr. Agung, let me know.

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