9. The cultural scene isn’t to be overlooked
Bali is teeming with temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the famous Eat, Sleep, Pray book partly set in Bali said, “Religious ceremonies are of paramount importance in Bali (an island, don’t forget, with seven unpredictable volcanoes on it – you would pray, too)”.
The Besakih Temple in East Bali, also known as the Mother Temple is a must-see, situated on the slopes of Mount Agung. Or, take a trip to the Taman Ayun Temple, a historical UNESCO site steeped in the history of the past Balinese royal dynasty.
Don’t forget – covering up with a sarong or sash is mandatory for all temple visits, whether male or female.