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November 27, 2018

7 ways to enjoy the Bali that you have never before seen

November 27th, 2018


Located 600 miles east of Jakarta, Bali is one of the favorite spots for travelers to enjoy the beach since luxurious accommodations can go for as low as USD 20 a night, even during peak seasons. Outside of glamping and beach activities, there are actually a lot if unique experiences that this Indonesian island has to offer. All you have to do is go deep inside its heart and discover its latest wonders. Been finding reasons to finally buy your plane ticket? Here are 7 ways to enjoy the Bali that you have never before seen and heard of!

1.Enjoy vegan food to your heart’s content.

The town of Ubud is one of the most vegan-friendly places in the world. With thousands of options to choose from, restaurants have an alternative to every known meat dish. Even meat eaters do not see the difference and find these vegan alternatives very delicious. It is time for you try them as well when in town!

2. Actually commit to yoga for mind and body cleansing.

Other than the healthy options and calming views that Bali provides, you can cap that off with some body cleansing with yoga. Pictures and brochures alone will make you feel the need to do yoga in that place, which is why Bali is where people seek their inner peace. Enjoy a choice of either meditating along the beaches or in the middle of farms and forests. Either way, you still will find peace. You just need to actually commit to the deed!

3.Walk along the Tegallalang Rice Terraces without a thought.

Tropical countries, particularly in Southeast Asia are known to have rice paddies everywhere, as rice is their main source of carbohydrate. Rice terraces are world wonder candidates and the Tegallalang Rice Terraces is one of them. If you are looking for an Instagram-worthy background, this is a perfect background for it. A magnificent view of the valley and the tropical feel of the coconut trees that surround will all scream a great escape. Just be sure to make friends with the farmers there so they don’t charge you for those snapshots.

4. Poop coffee, anyone?

Don’t let the word “poop” fool you. The Kopi Luwak is one of the most expensive cups of coffee you will ever drink. The Asian Palm Civet Cat feeds on coffee seeds, which is why it is purely what they expel. Cycling tours in Bali often have a Luwak coffee tasting session in the itinerary. It might be cheaper however to travel to Bali and drink it there rather than spending around $50 at home for just a cup. In Bali, the Kopi Luwak only costs $5 in Singaporean Dollars.

5. Enjoy bazaar-like shopping at Ubud Market… with utmost intention.

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Bali is a popular tourist destination which is why it is common for sellers to mark up their prices exponentially. The key there is researching the actual worth of each item and begin haggling from there. The Ubud Market has a lot of awesome finds that you will rarely find in your homeland which is why you can’t resist not shopping there. From jewelry to handcrafted clothes and bags, there are a lot of choices to spice up your style. Quick tip: Do not lock in on just the main street and go deep into the smaller alleys. You’ll never know what surprising finds you will see there.

6. Be forever young in Goa Gajah’s Fountain of Youth.

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The Goa Gajah or the Elephant Cave is a sanctuary built in the 9th century but instead of seeing elephants, you will find six statues of women holding a pot at their bellies. There, water is streaming out of those pots and is apparently safe to drink (do check with the locals before doing so, though, just to be be safe!). Some even believe that drinking water from the fountain provides eternal youth. The reason they call it the elephant cave is due to the fact that the elephant is a symbol of education and the place used to be a school centuries ago.

7. Visit the Ubud Palace, because “tropical” rhymes with “royal”.

If you are researching for tour packages to Bali, chances are that visiting the Ubud Palace is part of the itinerary. It is one of the most prominent places in the area, and a focal attraction to some. The Palace was built in the 1800s, which means it houses more than two centuries of well-preserved intricate architecture. The Palace’s pristine condition is a true mark of how Asian people value sentimentality. Whether it is walking the Balinese gardens or going there to watch the evening performances, the Ubud Palace is a must-see for fans of the folk arts.

Dying for a different kind of Bali trip that’s worthy of a novel? Let our team at Fayyaz Travels know your expectations (and even fears) for your dream vacation, and we’ll bounce back with enlightening answers in no time!


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