It’s not easy to decide which part of Bali is our favorite, but the eastern region of the island is definitely one of a kind. East Bali is a fantastic place to visit if you prefer to explore such beautiful attractions as sacred temples, sandy beaches and breathtaking waterfalls.

Let’s see a short list of places you can easily fit into a full day trip:

Temple of Lempuyang Luhur

Located on the slope of Mount Lempuyang, this temple is the highest and one of the oldest temples in Bali. Being a sacred place, you must wear a sarong, so don’t forget to bring yours or you will need to rent one at the entrance.

Couple standing at The Gates of Heaven in Bali

As a famous part of the temple The Gates of Heaven is more than a gorgeous photo opportunity, it is indeed a spiritual journey worth experiencing. The gate symbolizes the boundary between the outer world and the spiritual area within the temple. Step in and don’t miss to capture the moment!

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tukad Cepung Waterfall in Bali

Hidden between rocks, Tukad Cepung Waterfall is a rising star among all the waterfalls of Bali. It takes just an easy walk down the stairs to explore this unique Instagram hotspot.

Once you’re down, get ready to wade through a knee-high river until you reach the middle of the high cliffs. Swimming between the huge rocks will give you the feeling of being in a cave. Feeling the power of Tukad Cepung will be an experience of a lifetime.

Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden

This place is truly a must-see, it’s like a water wonderland. The Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace, owned by the Karangasem royal family. It features tropical gardens, wading pools with ornate statues and pretty fountains, fish ponds and polygonal stepping stones.

As you step on the stones, you will be surrounded by large golden carp. Don’t hesitate to sit down, this is definitely the perfect spot to take a picture!

Girls standing on stepping stone surrounded by golden carp in Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden

Blue Lagoon Beach

Framed by rocks, green hills and palm trees this hidden paradise is one of Bali’s best places for swimming and snorkelling. The sand here is like salt and pepper, since golden and volcanic black sand mix together. Thanks to the crystal clear water, snorkelling at Blue Lagoon Beach is an outstanding experience, the underwater world is rich in tropical fish and pretty corals.

Blue Lagoon Beach with palm trees and sea view in East Bali

What’s next?

A trip to South Bali: Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Fire Dance

P.S. If you are in need of a driver we can recommend booking your tour with a friendly local driver, Made Suwarsa, through Bali Golden Tour.

Words by Ágota
Pictures by Loránd

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