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Modern museums, beachside resorts coupled with a mixture of natural and ancient cultural attractions can be found in Bali. Nature sightseeing is a must with Bali’s large forest areas and untouched coastlines that offer spectacular scenery and picturesque photograph opportunities.

Bali’s cultural past dates back hundreds of years and there are still sites to see that date back this far. The amazing Goa Gajah Bedulu's Elephant Cave is thought to have been carved in the 11th century and wasn't discovered until the 1920s by European explorers.

The scenic terraced rice paddies in the west of the island are a popular attraction in Bali and are truly spectacular. The fields are particularly beautiful before harvest toward the end of the year. The Puri Lukisan Museum is the oldest art museum in Bali and provides a great look into early tribal culture and artworks.

Goa Gajah Bedulu's Elephant Cave

Located just outside of Ubud in the town of Bedulu, Goa Gajah Bedulu's Elephant Cave is a fascinating hand tunnelled cave that dates back to the 11th century. The cave was first discovered in 1920 by European explorers who mistakenly thought the carving on the entrance to the cave was of elephants. This tourist’s destination in Bali can be easily explored, with guided tours available each day.

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Puri Lukisan Museum

Founded in the 1930s, the Puri Lukisan Museum is the oldest art gallery in Bali. This landmark is home to a wide array of local works spanning over half a century and has become an important cultural attraction in Bali. There are a number of traditional woodcarvings, Balinese paintings and stonework on display. The museum offers guided tours or you can browse at your leisure, with detailed information and explanations provided for all exhibits.

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Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot is a popular tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia. It is situated approximately eight miles from the capital city of Denpasar, Bali. This spectacular landmark is built in the 15th century on a beautiful rock formation. The popular tourist attraction is a must-see and provides fantastic morning sunrises.

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Gunung Batur

Gunung Batur, also known as Mount Batur, is an active volcano situated in the northeast of Bali and stands at 5,635 feet high. The volcano is respected by traditional Balinese as the second most holy mountain on the island and symbolizes the female partner to the other volcano on the island, Gunung Agung. 

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Terraced rice paddies

Situated in West Bali between Amlapura and Candidasa is the impressive and picturesque rice paddies that have been terraced on the side of mountains. The rice paddies can be visited year round although the months leading up to harvest are the most scenic, with tall green fields visible. 

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