The 14 best Instagram spots in Bali

The island in the Java Sea attracts many tourists from all over the world every year. Bali is also known as the island of a thousand temples, but offers much more to discover and photograph.

We have summarized the 14 most popular Instagram spots on the island for you below:

1. Handara Gate Bali

Handara Gate is a particularly popular destination for photos in Bali. No wonder, you can admire the Balinese architecture and the lush greenery in the background.

Tip: It is best to visit the gate at sunrise. The atmosphere is unique and the chance that you are still the only ones is much higher at this time of day.

2. Tegalalang Rice Terrace

The rice terraces offer trekking trails as well as cafes with an impressive view over the beautiful rice fields. Especially the back part of the rice fields is not quite as touristy. Perfect starting point for a visit is the town of Ubud.

3. Love Bali Sign

The “Love Bali” sign is located right at the entrance of the Tegalalang rice terraces and is one of the most popular Instagram motifs on the island.

Info: A photo costs IDR 5,000 per person.

4. Bali Swing

The Bali Swing is by far the most famous swing in all of Bali. The attraction is located in a park with several swings. So you can decide for yourself at what height you want to float over the palm trees.

Tip: Check the opening hours in advance, as the swings are not freely accessible.

5. Kelingking - Nusa Penida​

This spot offers a gigantic view of the famous limestone formation in the shape of a T-Rex from the viewpoint. For the brave, the descent to Kelingking Beach is also worthwhile.

Tip: Between 7 and 9 o’clock in the morning the viewpoint is not yet so busy and you can enjoy the view mostly alone.

6. Kynd Restaurant

The stylish vegan restaurant offers a unique background for your next photo. In addition, the menu also offers the perfect refreshment for a day full of sightseeing.

7. Campuhan Ridge Walk

Campuhan Ridge Walk is one of the most popular Instagram spots on the island. The beautiful path through the green nature is also very popular with the locals. From here you have a great view of the surrounding valleys.

8. Waterfall Kanto Lampo

The Kanto Lampo waterfall stretches over several rocks, giving it a stepped look.

Tip: If you are brave, you can carefully climb up a few steps of the waterfall and take your photos here. For a frontal view you have to walk a few meters through the (shallow) water.

10. Nungnung Waterfall

With a height of 50 meters, the Nungnung is one of the highest waterfalls in Bali. The water masses form a lake that invites you to swim. Therefore, do not forget the swimwear!

12. Banyumala Twin Waterfall

The special feature of this waterfall is the two streams in which the water roars downward. If you stand in front of it, however, it looks as if there are significantly more of them.

Tip: In the time of the monsoon you should have sturdy shoes for the way there.

13. Ulun Danu Temple

Ulun Danu Temple is one of Bali’s most important water temples. The complex around Ulan Danu also houses two islands with Meru enthroned on them. Here you also have the opportunity to experience religious ceremonies.

Tip: It is best to plan your visit in the morning, as fog often rolls in during the day.

14. Mount Batur

The second highest volcano in Bali offers a unique natural formation. This was formed by a previous eruption. Photos are worthwhile both on and in front of the volcano.

Tip: For a trekking tour, be sure to book a local guide.

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