You may have heard about Bali but you probably don’t know much about it. It’s probably somewhere you’d like to go but don’t even know where it is yet. Bali is Indonesia’s gem as it combines temples, beautiful sandy beaches, luxurious places, rice fields, and more of the beauty of nature. When you decide you’ve had enough relaxation time on the beach you can go inwards experiencing the jungle, approaching the volcano, or paying respect to one of the temples. If peace and relaxation is your thing you’ll also find the perfect yoga retreats for you.
When at Bali you have to go to Goa Gajah. There you can drink from the fountain of youth. Yes, you read that right. At Goa Gajah you can drink out of the 6 statues of women who have water streaming out of a pot held at their stomachs. There used to be 7 statues but one of them collapsed unfortunately during an earthquake. Goa Gajah which is also known as Elephant Cave was built in the 9th century. It used to serve as a school back in the day so it’s no surprise that the elephant is a symbol of education there. There you’ll find tour guides who can talk to you about the history of the place for a small fee. Also keep in mind that your legs need to be covered to enter the Elephant Cave so if you insist on wearing shorts or a skirt make sure to have something to cover your legs with.
Mount Batur is one of the most beautiful spots to see the sunrise. Wake up early so you reach the top before the sun starts to rise so you don’t miss a thing. Don’t worry about the cold at the top since the effort of climbing will make you warm and you can rent jackets there anyhow. If you’re an animal lover visit Ubud Monkey Forest where monkeys are free to roam and will not hesitate to climb onto your shoulder. It’s completely safe as long as you don’t bother the little guys. Another major attraction is Waterbom Bali (a water park) and more specifically Climax. Climax is one of the best rides you’ll experience at any water park around the world. You’re in a chamber and suddenly the floor is gone from beneath you as you slide down a tube for four whole stories before splashing into the water.
From temples containing fountains of youth to rides called Climax Bali surely has it all.