Discover another side in Bali
Want to explore more about the real Bali? Here are some of our favourite hidden gems to add to your list of must-see spots while you’re here. Take a few extra days after BATIC event and walk Bali like a local.
Scenic Mountain Valley at Campuhan Ridge Walk
The Campuhan Ridge Walk passes over the lush valley of the Sungai Wos River. On clear mornings or afternoons, you can enjoy a breathtaking backdrop of Mount Agung and outlying small village houses girt by rice fields. Continuing north along the ridge the tall grass transforms into the paddies of the small village of Bangkiang Sidem. There’s a small café here where you can pause for refreshments and admire the view.
The Blooming Beautiful Bali Botanic Gardens
The Haunting Graffiti Art at Taman Festival
Balinese legend says that abandoned sites become occupied by “roaming spirits,” and Taman Festival is now thought to be the most haunted place on Bali, attracting spirits from all over the island. Locals refuse to enter because of these spirits, and probably also because of the rumoured man-eating crocodile who resides there.
The Bukit’s Suluban Beaches and Dramatic Cliffs
But come low tide, this spot is a true hidden treasure, and the best spot for a secret swim. Set against stunning dramatic cliffs, the water here is as turquoise as it gets. To access this little piece of paradise, you’ll need to walk down the steps at Uluwatu, through the caves and onto the sand.