Bali Travel Guide
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These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Local Culture
- 89%Adventure Travelers
- 77%Luxury Travelers
- 73%Family Travelers
- 69%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (185)
- BaliJul 05, 2012
Bali is a beautiful place! However, the rest of the world already seems to know that, so it is a very touristy place. Prices aren't too expensive, but they are steeper for the tourists than the prices that the locals have to pay. There is no public transportation, but you can hire transportation for the entire day (like a taxi, but the driver usually doubles as a guide for the same fee) at a very reasonable price. The food is delicious and the people are also kind.
- BaliMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jul 05, 2012
Whatever your interests, Bali's got you covered at a reasonable price. For adventurers, beautiful hiking and motorbiking through lush rice paddies and humble villages await. For the classy crowd, Seminyak offers trendy little restaurants and unique little boutiques to spend some rupiah at. Kuta's got your clubbing nightlife covered, divers can discover Tulamben's shipwreck, and hippies can find peace doing yoga and drinking organic detox shakes in Ubud. Bali's diversity of activities and sights can cater to anyone on any budget with any interests.
- BaliJul 04, 2012
Very touristy, as expected. Lived here sporadically as a child, and came back to visit a couple of years ago for business/leisure. Tourist spots would definitely have stuff that are sold for higher prices, but bargaining is definitely encouraged! Would recommend to travel to the outskirts of Bali during the day, and then hit the nightspots at Kuta when the sun has set.
One popular dining spot would be Jimbaran beach - fresh seafood & really good food, right at the beach! Would also recommend going to Ubud - a lot of cultural and animal attractions not to be missed.
- BaliJul 04, 2012
When people complain that Bali is expensive and overrun by tourists, they're right. And I'll admit that many of the cultural sites/events serve the dual-purpose of preserving culture AND making money, but I don't think it cheapens the experience. What makes Bali fascinating is how tradition and culture are always evolving, even with the tourism and westernization.
So go to Bali. Visit the temples of Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Besakih. Party with expats in Kuta. Pay to watch the kecak dance and fire trance. Get your camera stolen by a vicious monkey in the Sangeh Monkey Forest. Eat suckled pig in Ubud. Get serenaded by a host of Balinese musicians over dinner at Jimbaran Beach. Wake up at 3 am to climb Gunung Batur by sunrise, but when you're standing on Gunung Batur over the thin cloud layer and see the sun rise majestically over Lake Batur and the volcano Gunung Agung, and you reflect on your time in Bali, you'll know that heaven is a place on earth, and its name is BALI.
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