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The Very Best of Bali

Feb 24, 2007  Two urban/suburban east coast travel junkies favorite trip out of many
2.5 of 5 bubbles based on 4 votes

Culture, day trips, food, shopping -- 10 incredible days

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Never been before
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners
  • Seasons: Winter
  • 1. Our Bali pictures and blog

    Ten days from the beaches to the temples to the rice terraces, Bali Aga village of Tenganan, dances, and our shots from two hotels. The blog has a full narrative.

  • 2. Bali by Philip Hanson Hiss

    Read before you go. Though written in 1941, this is an insightful book which will give you a thorough background on the Balinese: their religion, architecture, dance, arts and societal structure. Thoroughly readable, with great pictures.

  • 3. Ubud Palace Dances

    Held most nights, rotating group of dances like the Legong, Barong and other stories in a temple gateway setting.

  • 4. The Agung Rai Museum in Ubud

    A wonderful introduction to all styles of Balinese art, historic and modern. Also happened on a Balinese dance class for children. Great bookshop and gift store.

  • 5. Ary's Warung in Ubud

    Great restaurant/bar on the main street in Ubud. Has to have some of the best bathrooms -- where else can you get a koi pond? Excellent service, very interesting tasting menu. Lounging sofas on the first floor where you can rest your feet, have a drink and watch the world go by.

  • 6. Threads of Life - Ubud

    Half store, half museum, Threads supports indigenous weaving in Bali and elsewhere.

  • 7. Jenggala Ceramics

    We bought a dinner service for 4 (pretty special guests, yes?) Beautiful colors, great unique shapes.

  • 8. Uluwatu Hand Made Lace

    With shops around Bali, if you didn't pack enough tropical white, this is a great shop to visit. Pants, dresses, camis, skirts, all edged in hand made lace at great prices. Also some truly beautiful silk sarongs.

  • 9. Treasures -- a jewelry store in Ubud

    Very high end one of a kind 22k gold collectors jewelry with precious stones -- just in case you're not in the mood for silver.

  • 10. Ku de Ta -- Lounge music beach club restaurant in Seminyak

    Gorgeous beach front setting, great music, wonderful fusion food.