Getting tired of running through the busy streets in your town? Feeling stressed and pressured? Unable to meet deadlines because you forgot the instruction? You need to take a break. You need to unwind so you could relax your mind from thinking too much. Take yourself to a lovely and relaxing place. Take yourself to Bali.
Bali, is an island and province in Indonesia. This breath-taking place will give you a glimpse of paradise. Experience an authentic massage, Balinese’ food dishes, religious temples and their beautiful sunset. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Bali.
1. Nyepi Day
Wanting a day of peace and meditation? You must experience Nyepi Day. Nyepi Day is a Balinese’ “Day of Silence” and New Year in the Balinese Saka Calendar. It is usually celebrated in the month of March. It is a day reserved for reflection, mediation and silence. Every street in Bali is so quiet that no activities are being made. Locals in Bali stay at home. They are not allowed to turn on their lights, to work, and travel. Travelers are also asked not to go out from their hotel.
2. Friendly locals
Who isn’t up for friendly locals? I guess, none. Locals in Bali are very friendly. They offer their service with a smile. Smiling is a standard. This may be the reason why tourists love going back to Bali.
3. Wonderful spas
Stressed out and cannot think anymore? Enjoy a full-day in the spa. Bali is a home for relaxation where traditional techniques and organic ingredients are being used. There are a lot of treatments and massages to try on. With a perfect setting and massage, you’ll leave worry-free.
With an entrance fee of $33 for adults, and $21 for children, you could already visit Asia’s No. 1 Water Park, the Waterbom Bali. This is a perfect getaway for the whole family! Enjoy the rides, the slides, and the water. This is a one-stop attraction – that’s filled with fun. If you’re looking for another kind of adventure, you could also try the Bali Jungle White Water Rafting. This 2-hour water rafting would give you the best adventure you’d ever have! Aside from paddling, enjoy the scenery of Bali’s wildlife. If you’re lucky enough, you will get to see monkeys. After this 2-hour adventure, enjoy a lunch buffet that’s overlooking the Ayung River.
5. Culture and Heritage
Temples are proof of how rich is Bali in terms of culture and heritage. Do not attempt to visit all their temples because for the record, they have over 20,000 of those. One famous temple that you should go is the Uluwatu Temple. This temple is located on a cliff bank, and is one of the 9 temples which is built to protect Bali from evil spirits. Aside from temples, they also have their own colorful festivals, Balinese dance and music, and rituals.
A travel cannot be complete without shopping. Boutiques and stalls are made available to tourists. Never miss a souvenir from Bali – from hand-printed passport holders, to wooden products, t-shirts, and other usual tourist souvenirs. All items are marked at affordable prices.
Try their original food dishes. Bali’s food are inspired from the Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, and South Indian cuisines. This is why their food are very flavorful and worth a try.
8. Ride the waves
Bali is also known to have surfing areas. Learn how to surf in Bali. You can go to Kuta or Seminyak. Beach-side trainers are within reach, that you could bargain them to teach you the basics of surfing and how it’s done.
9. Dine seaside
Enjoy the lovely sunset along the shore. Food carts, cafés, fresh grilled sea foods, and barbecues – all of these are waiting for you. Experience dinner near the beach. You need to reserve and go early so you could have the best spot for sunset-viewing.
10. The Elephant Safari Park
The Elephant Safari Park can give you a once in a lifetime up-close safari experience. The 30-minute elephant ride will take you to some kind of African-themed Panorama journey. Do not forget also to interact with other African mammals like zebras and rhinoceros. This park also offers accommodation, food and drink, spa and an elephant museum.