From ancient temples with exquisitely carved gates to gushing waterfalls, terraced rice fields, and picturesque seaside clubs, Bali teems with Instagram-worthy spots. It would be safe to say that you won’t really have to go looking for photogenic places! Nevertheless, it doesn’t hurt to be aware of the hideouts that you see on your Instagram feed and go ‘wow, I wish I was there!’ So here are the top 10 Instagram-worthy spots in Bali:
Pura Lempuyang’s Gates of Heaven
This ancient Hindu temple is the perfect spot to get photographed, because the lofty temple gate makes for a beautiful frame. One has to climb a long flight of stairs to get there. Pura Lempuyang is the highest temple in Bali and offers views of Mount Agung.
Tegenungan Waterfall is a picturesque and lush cascade surrounded by a green jungle. The water descends into a shallow pool that is great for enjoying a soak. However, the steps surrounding the waterfall can be a little steep.
Infinity Pool at Hanging Gardens
It might be worth staying at Hanging Gardens just to get that perfect shot at its dreamy infinity pool. Perched atop the cliff with the jungle rising all around, the pool is a thing of marvelous beauty. It has been termed the best swimming pool in the world.
Bedugul Lake Temple
You are guaranteed to get a gorgeous reflection photo at Pura Ulun Danu Beratan as it is surrounded by Lake Beratan. Located at Bedugul, the Shaivite water shrine is surrounded by sylvan gardens, and looks particularly arresting at sunrise.
Boats from Sanur Beach will take you to Nusa Penida, part of the unexplored island triad of Penida, Lembongan, and Ceningan. Because it’s relatively underdeveloped, the beaches are startlingly clear with minimal tourists and stunning rock formations.
If you have the requisite fitness levels, a sunrise trek to the top of Mount Batur will reward you with the most memorable photograph of your Bali trip. The active volcano is at a height of 1,717 m in Kintamani. At the top, you can also explore the volcanic crater.
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
The Tegalalang rice terraces in Ubud are photo worthy not only because of their lush green tiers of rice crops but also due to the famous ‘Bali swings’ at two points in the fields. Stand amidst the fields for that perfect snap, or hop onto the high swings.
Tanah Lot Temple
The offshore Tanah Lot Temple is an arresting sight with its uniquely shaped rock formations and the waves crashing against its cliffs. Step out on to the rocks if it’s safe enough, and you’ll have a stunning photo. Sunsets at the temple are truly mesmerizing.
Oneeighty Club at The Edge
Oneeighty is a day club at The Edge resort, featuring a stunning cliff top pool that serves as the dream location for your Instagram pictures! The pool has a reflective glass bottom, and extends six metres into the sea! It is surrounded by several pretty ponds.
The 165 feet high Nungnung Waterfall is one of the most striking waterfalls in Bali. Nestled in the mountains between Bedugul and Ubud, the waterfall descends into a lagoon that swimmers can jump right into.