When it comes to picture-perfect destinations, Bali makes the top of the list. This beautiful island is well-known for having jaw-dropping natural sites. Sparkling beaches, glorious waterfalls, and majestic mountains can all be found here. But aside from these amazing nature spots, Bali also has a rich cultural heritage as seen in its amazing temples — many of which have been recognized by UNESCO!

For this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the most must-see spots in Bali. Your Instagram feed will never be the same after you take a trip to this one-in-a-million island!

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Couple Photoshoot Ubud Waterfall

1. Bali Swing

Bali Swing

We’re kicking off this list with one of the most recognizable spots in Bali. Scrolling through social media, we’re sure you’ve seen so many incredible photos of swings all around Bali. Not only is it a super fun way to bask in the natural scenery, but it also makes for a great photo spot! It’s no wonder so many swings have started popping up all around the island. But if you ask us, nothing can beat the original. The OG Bali Swing was among the first that kickstarted the trend after all.

Our tip? Wear a flowy outfit so your photos come out even more magical! If you don’t have one, you can always rent a beautiful dress right on site.

Exact Location: Bali Swing

2. Mt. Batur


Mountain view or beach view? Well in Bali, you don’t have to choose! This incredible destination has plenty of wonderful beaches and great mountains for every guest. One of these is the majestic Mt. Batur. Known for awesome sunrise views, we really recommend waking up early to hike this Bali treasure.

We promise that the view of the sunrise soaring above the clouds will be worth it! If you’re up for a challenge, the trail takes about two hours if you’re hiking. Or if you’re not the sporty type, you can also hop on a Safari Jeep that will take you right to the peak.

Exact Location: Mt. Batur

3. Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort

A place like Bali is chock-full of incredible resorts and stays that will allow you to experience the natural beauty of the island. But even among so many options for accommodation, Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort stands out! In fact, we like to think that this isn’t just a regular resort. It’s a slice of paradise that will redefine the meaning of “vacation”!

Each room offers amazing views that you’ll definitely want to capture. The resort itself also has tons of amazing amenities like infinity pools, tennis courts, spas, gyms, and more. Staying here is also a great way to explore Balinese culture as the staff would take you on mini field trips to experience the local cultural activities.

Book It Here: Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort

4. Uluwatu Temple


For an incredible cultural experience, we recommend heading over to Bali’s own Uluwatu Temple. Established all the way back in the 11th Century, the Uluwatu Temple is built right at the edge of a 230-foot-tall cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean.

From the location alone, you can tell Uluwatu Temple is the site of many incredible sunrises and sunsets. At night, traditional Kecak fire dance performances are also held.

Exact Location: Uluwatu Temple

5. Kelingking Beach


We can’t have a list of the most Instagram-worthy places in Bali without mentioning the place that has been called one of the most Instagrammable beaches in the world. As soon as you see Kelingking Beach, you will know why it has garnered such renown. The pristine blue sea, soft white sand, and towering rock formations all combine to make one of the most picturesque places you will ever lay your eyes on. Its popularity speaks for itself! Found on the southwestern coastline of Nusa Penida, Kelingking Beach is a must-visit when you go to Bali.

Exact Location: Kelingking Beach

6. Tegalalang Rice Fields


If we’re talking about Instagram-worthy spots, there are few more worthy than the iconic Tegalalang Rice Fields! These rice terraces are considered one of the most beautiful — not just in Bali, but in the greater Southeast Asian region. The lush rice fields go on forever, as far as the eye can see. Towering trees also frame the scene, making it look like it came straight off a painting. For the best views, we recommend hopping onto the Aloha Swing.

Exact Location: Tegalalang Rice Fields

7. Tegenungan Waterfall


Tegenungan Waterfall is an unforgettable paradise. Surrounded by lush nature, this stunning waterfall towers over 25 meters (~82 feet) tall! Follow the pathway to reach the viewing deck near the top of the falls. That will provide you with some of the best angles for this beautiful natural wonder.

Exact Location: Tegenungan Waterfall

8. Ubud Monkey Forest


If you want a bit more of an exciting experience aside from just a simple photo walk, then head on over to Ubud Monkey Forest. In this unique Bali gem, you get to meet adorable long-tailed macaques up close and personal! These cheeky monkeys are super playful, especially with visitors, so we definitely recommend taking a bit of caution. But if you’re lucky, you can even get a selfie with one of these adorable troublemakers. Now that’s an Instagram-worthy moment!

Exact Location: Ubud Monkey Forest

For more places to visit in Ubud, you should check out our guide that lists the 20 most instagrammable photo spots in Ubud!

9. Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

On this list, we’re not just highlighting Bali’s popular spots. We also want to put a spotlight on some of the island’s hidden gems — including Banyumala Twin Waterfalls! This is one of the best getaway spots on the whole island. With bamboo bridges, rock formations, vibrant trees and plants, and of course, cascading waterfalls, this place has it all. Hike a little bit to the top and then reward yourself with a refreshing dip into its refreshing waters.

Exact Location: Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

10. Molenteng Tree House


If you’re a bit more on the adventurous side, then consider staying at this beautiful traditional tree house — smack dab in the middle of nowhere! The Molenteng Tree House will give you views of nature like you’ve never seen before. The ultra-vibrant greenery just looks unreal. Here, you also get views of the ocean as well as the majestic Agung Volcano.

Trust us — the pictures barely do this place justice! If you’re apprehensive about staying somewhere so remote, don’t worry. Molenteng Tree House has every amenity you could need to have a comfortable night. Bonus points: the owner is incredibly friendly and is known to cook up a traditional Indonesian dinner for his guests!

Exact Location: Molenteng Tree House

11. Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit Waterfall Bali

Located deep in the mountainside, Gitgit Waterfall is a sight that will stop you in your tracks. Towering over 35 meters (~115 feet) tall, this stunning waterfall is truly a sight to behold! The power and majesty of the place come through perfectly in photos, making this one of the best photo spots on the island.

After having your little photoshoot, you can also take a dip in the calmer waters towards the left side of the waterfall. Because of the popularity of this place, it’s also fully equipped with amenities like toilets, changing areas, and rest areas where you can keep your belongings.

Exact Location: Gitgit Waterfall

12. Lempuyang Temple


Remember what we said about Bali having a rich cultural heritage? Well here is another picture-perfect temple for you to visit. The Lempuyang Temple is an ancient mountain sanctuary located in the eastern part of the island. We bet you’ve even seen photos of it online — that’s just how iconic this place is!

One of the most sought-after spots is the “Gates of Heaven” which looks spectacular in person. You can hike up to explore the hidden temples or stay at the base of the mountain and just enjoy the views.

Exact Location: Lempuyang Temple

13. Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple

Another stunning and unique temple you have to visit is the Tirta Empul Temple. This temple is a true feat of traditional Indonesian architecture. This sprawling complex has intricate gates, amazing courtyards, and stunning buildings. But even with all those unbelievable sites, what remains as Tirta Empul Temple’s crown jewel is its holy spring. It is said that sacred water flows through this spring, which is why this is where Balinese Hindus go for their purification rituals.

Exact Location: Tirta Empul Temple

14. Suluban Beach


Another beach you have to check out is Suluban Beach. Even among Bali beaches, it’s considered one of a kind. In fact, it’s known to be one of the island’s most unique coasts. Concelead by amazing natural limestone formations, Suluban Beach offers picturesque views from every angle. The towering rocky cliffs and the sparkling blue water perfectly contrast with each other, making for a very worthy photo spot.

This area is also more commonly known as “Blue Point.” Get ready to challenge your athleticism for a little bit as you have to cross some narrow rocky roads to get to this piece of paradise. But we promise it’s 100% worth it!

Exact Location: Suluban Beach

15. Taman Ayun Temple


Bali has yet another jaw-dropping temple that you have to check out. Taman Ayun boasts multi-tiered roofs, sacred shrines, stunning fountains and fish ponds, and heavenly gates. It’s like a museum all on its own! But the true showstopper of Taman Ayun is its world-famous garden. It’s even been featured in the TV program “Around the World in 80 Gardens” — that’s how iconic it is! In recognition of its cultural significance and beauty, UNESCO named the Taman Ayun Temple a World Heritage Site in 2012.

Exact Location: Taman Ayun Temple

16. Handara Gate


If there is one spot that perfectly captures the rich cultural heritage of Bali, then we think it must be Handara Gate. This place looks like it came straight from a fantasy movie. The amazing traditional architecture against the backdrop of majestic mountains and cool misty forests is a breathtaking sight to behold.

The towering pillars of the temple as well as the intricate carvings of the gate make for an otherworldly destination. Get ready to take dozens of photos right here in one of Bali’s most iconic spots!

Exact Location: Handara Gate

17. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple


Even if the name “Ulun Danu Beratan Temple” might not be familiar to you, we’re fairly sure you’ve seen photos of this amazing spot on social media. It’s one of the most photographed places in all of Bali. As soon as you see it in person, you will know why. The temple looks glorious and majestic, as solemn as it is vibrant.

But if that’s not enough to draw you in, then why not take a peek at how the surrounding lake makes it look as if the entire temple is floating? Pair that with the majestic Bedugul mountain range in the background and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable photo spot.

Exact Location: Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

18. West Bali National Park


Bali makes great use of its stunning natural wonders by having a good number of well-maintained national parks in the area. The West Bali National Park is one such gem. It’s teeming with lush green forests, untouched crystalline waters, gorgeous beaches, and tall towering mountains. It’s pretty much Bali — in a nutshell!

The West Bali National Park has everything you could ask for and more. It’s also the perfect photoshoot spot considering you could even encounter herds of native deer while walking.

Exact Location: West Bali National Park

19. Jatiluwih


Of course, the whole Southeast Asian region is known for its stunning rice terraces, so it makes sense for Bali to have more than one. Jatiluwih is another one of the island’s amazing man-made rice terraces. Bask in over 600 hectares of beauty as soon as you step foot in this area. To get the best views, we recommend heading over to any of the nearby restaurants and getting a balcony seat that overlooks the area. The best part? You can enjoy a nice traditional meal while taking in the breathtaking view!

Exact Location: Jatiluwih

20. Savaya Bali

We’re ending this list with a bang — literally! If you want to spend your days in Bali admiring unbelievable views while drinking craft cocktails and dancing to some incredible beats, then Savaya Bali is the place for you. This luxury resort provides a unique experience for their guests by throwing heart-pounding raves! Let loose and enjoy the music performed by local DJs on high-quality speakers. Who knows? You might even become the life of the party!

Exact Location: Savaya Bali

We hope you enjoyed our guide to the best photo spots in Bali! Which place are you most excited to visit? Tell us in the comment section!

Without a doubt, Bali is one of the most photogenic places on Earth. It can be a bit overwhelming being surrounded by so many beautiful options, especially if you’re a first-time traveler here. That’s why we’ve compiled just some of the most certified Instagrammable spots for you to visit.

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