Things to Do in West Bali

West Bali is probably the least visited area on the island and an area not yet fully on the tourist agenda. There are of course a few places heavily patronised by tourists but on the whole it remains off-the-tourist-track. I have always found this intriguing because there are some excellent hotels along its coastline.

Being a sparsely populated area and one of dry conditions compared to the rest of Bali it still has numerous rugged mountainous areas. West Bali’s relative isolation and the distance between towns and the tourism objects tend to make it less appealing. However, if one takes the time to explore West Bali then the rewards are many.

Considering it is only 128 kilometres from Denpasar to its far western point at Gilamanuk, the area of West Bali encompasses a large part of Bali regardless of its barren land in the coastal regions. Here are a few places you might like to check out:
Pura Luhur Batakau
Pura Taman Ayun
Sangeh Monkey Forest
Alas Kedaton
Pura Tanah Lot
Soka Beach
Pura Rambut Siwi
Bunut Bolong
Brahma Vihara Arama
Bali Barat National Park