"Sights, sounds and smells on sensuous Bali" Top 5 Page for this destination Bali by Daihappydai
Bali Travel Guide: 849 reviews and 2,344 photos
There is so much to see on Bali - it seems like a fairly superficial statement, something from a tourist magazine or guide book, but it is true. Bali is my port of entry into Indonesia, coming from Australia, and I've been to Bali 12 times on route to visiting many other Indonesia islands. I always spend a few days at the start and end of any adventure to outer islands exploring a little more of Bali. There are beautiful rice fields to wander through, mountains to climb, temples to visit, beaches to swim in, forest walks, markets to explore, an amazing underwater world, performances to watch.... The list goes on. I've been lucky enough to see a lot of south, east and central Bali and a little of the north. On my latest trip I got to explore a bit more of the west. Still, manysights yet to be seen! I look forward to my next trip.
Out and about in Bali, rarely does a day go by where you won't hear the beautiful sounds of a procession or a ceremony in progress. The tings of the cymbols and beating of the drums as processions pass down the street, the incredible sounds of a gamelan performance, the cacaphony of noises as birds and animals wake in the morning and frogs call to each other at night...
Bali is music to the ears.
Each time I enter the carpark after stepping off the plane at Denpasar airport two things remind me that I am back in Bali - I feel the humidity and I am immediately immersed in the smells of Bali.
Bali is all about burning coconut shells to cook over an open fire, incense in the streets and at altars, 'kretek' cigarettes, the incredible smells of fresh, and rotting, fruit, the pervasive smell of fish on open display at the markets, spices galour....
It feels good to be back.
- Pros:Spending time in villages with local people is a truly uplifting experience
- Cons:Away from the made-for-tourist areas, there are none
- In a nutshell:Bali is truly a majestic island, a place to really immerse yourself
6km off the main Denpasar-Gilmanuk road at Negara is the quaint fishing village of Perancak. There you can walk through... more travel advice
While the Balinese are predominantly Hindu, with some Muslim influences particularly in the north and west, there are... more travel advice
- See All Understanding Hindu Symbolism - the...
- See All Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
- Hair Shaving Ceremony
Daihappydai's Related Pages
Bali Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Making the Choice"
- "BALI an EXCITING TOUR PLACES in INDONESIA"
- "Paradise Island with so much to see and do."
- "Bali: the Surfer Paradise"
- "Sights, sounds and smells on sensuous Bali"
- "Bali in 2011, 2013 and more to come"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Bali
- Hotels in Bali
- Transportation in Bali
- Nightlife in Bali
- Restaurants in Bali
- Shopping in Bali
- Warnings and Dangers in Bali
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Bali
- 46 Reviews
- 215 Photos
- 75 Forum posts
- 2 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (48)
Have you been to Bali?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Bali
- Posted in Travel Kota Kinabalu Forum "Re: Alone at Kota Kinabalu :("
- updated a Bali Travel Page "Sights, sounds and smells on sensuous Bali"
- Wrote a Review Pura Dangkahyangan, Perancak, west Bali in Bali Off The Beaten Path
- Uploaded a Photo to "Pura Dangkahyangan, Perancak, west Bali"
- Commented on one of Daihappydai's Bali travel pages
Photos in BaliSee All Photos (215)
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Bali Intro, 46 reviews, 215 photos
- Sumbawa Besar Intro, 30 reviews, 125 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Berastagi Intro, 26 reviews, 111 photos
- Ketambe Intro, 22 reviews, 108 photos
- Tanjung Puting Intro, 20 reviews, 95 photos
- Rantepao Intro, 20 reviews, 93 photos
- Rumah Mulu Intro, 21 reviews, 92 photos
- Jelenga Intro, 19 reviews, 93 photos
- Gili Gede Intro, 22 reviews, 88 photos
- Sambelia Intro, 20 reviews, 89 photos