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Things to do: 13 places to watch the BEST SUNSET in Bali

Well, Bali has so many places/spots to offer for watching sunset. Like beach, temple, cafe, beach bar & resto, etc. But, i just put the best of thirteen.

So if you’re sunset lover and wondering where to go, here’s our take on the best that Bali has to offer.

1. ULUWATU TEMPLE

Visiting the most iconic temple on the high and deep cliff in Bali, then watching the sunset on it is so worth it. There is no other place like this. Truly a Paradise!

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I think this is the best sunset with the beautiful panorama in Bali.
You can also see the Uluwatu temple and explore the monkey forest.

Get more details here: Uluwatu temple.
2. ULUWATU BEACH

Nearby the Uluwatu temple there is a hidden gems, Uluwatu beach.
It famous as Blue Point beach or Suluban beach.
It offering a nice sunset with incredible view.

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You can also enjoy watching the sunset on the bar located upon the cliff by drinking a beer.

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More details here: Uluwatu beach.
3. PADANG-PADANG BEACH

This hidden beach famous after Julia Robert’s “Eat, pray & love” movie.
It offering amazing way to reach the beach.
You need walk in the small narrow cave before found the beach.

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Then you will see the hidden beach. It offering a nice sunset also.

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More details here: Padang-padang beach.
4. DREAMLAND BEACH

This beach famous and popular for surfing.

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White sands, blue water and hot sun tempting you.

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Not just a beautiful beach. It has a nice sunset also.

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Get more details here: Dreamland beach.

5. BALANGAN BEACH

This beach famous and popular for surfing & pre wedding photo.

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Yup, the sunset also nice.

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Get more details here: Balangan beach.

6. JIMBARAN BEACH

This beach or a bay exactly is famous and popular for grilled seafood dinner.

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You can watch the sunset while you enjoy your dinner. What a romantic!

Get more details here: Jimbaran beach.

7. KUTA BEACH

The Kuta beach is the most famous and popular beach in Bali.

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You can watch the sunset after you tried the surfing class here. Relax, lay down and watch the sunset on the beach.

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Get more details here: Kuta beach.

8. SEMINYAK BEACH

Seminyak beach is famous as well as Kuta beach.

You can watch the sunset on the cozy beach bar along this beach.

9. CANGGU BEACH

After Kuta & Seminyak become crowded, the tourist find the quiet one. They found Canggu for the alternative.

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They loved the Canggu beach as the best choice to enjoy, chill out & watch the sunset.

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Get more details here: Canggu beach.

10. TANAH LOT TEMPLE

Tanah Lot temple is another option to enjoy the sunset in Bali. It offering a breathtaking sunset.

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Near the temple you will find ‘the hole cliff’ (Batu Bolong). Also it has nice sunset.

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I think this one also my favorite sunset.
The combination of the temple, the sunset & the beautiful panorama are the best things.

Get more details here: Tanah Lot temple.

11. LOVINA BEACH

Located in the north of Bali island, Lovina beach offering a different atmosphere.

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It has a quiet beach, not much visitor & very nice sunset. Lovely and romantic sunset.

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Get more details here: Lovina beach.

12. GWK CULTURAL PARK

Located in Ungasan near Jimbaran, GWK statue is the second highest statue in the world.
You can see the whole Bali city view, night light view and off course the sunset.

13. SUNSET AT UBUD?

I still looking for the number thirteen.
I think i will choose Ubud area,
But, i’m not sure which spot.
Don’t worry, i will post it as soon as i found it.

*) Many website/travel blog recommend the wrong spot/place to watch the sunset in Bali. Seems they just copy from other travel blog without research it. Some places that impossible for watching sunset or poor sunset because of hidden sunset or it covered by the hills, temple or houses and the volcano. Some other blog took a sunrise picture and claimed it as sunset. What the miss!

Here the places that has poor sunset or fake sunset in Bali:

1. Ulun Danu Beratan temple.

The temple located on the west of the Beratan lake. How can you get a sunset picture? Swimming in the water? Even you take a boat, the sunset covered by the trees around the temple. Some other travel blog took sunrise picture and claimed it as sunset picture.

Here the travel blogs who provide a wrong recommendation:
www.gapyear.com/articles/travel-ideas/the-10-best-bali-spots-for-sunset-watching
indonesia.tripcanvas.co/id/bali/tempat-terindah-sunset

*) They claimed that Ulun Danu Beratan temple has a nice sunset. What a miss!

2. AMED BEACH.

The Amed beach located on the west of the Lombok strait. It face to the east. How can you get a sunset picture from the beach? If you want to see the sunset you need to climb up the hill nearby. Even on the top of the hill you can see the sunset, but the quality so poor because the sunset covered by two volcano. Agung volcano and Batur volcano.

Here the travel blog who provide the wrong recommendation:
theculturetrip.com/asia/indonesia/articles/the-most-stunning-places-to-watch-sunsets-in-bali/

*) They took a sunrise picture of Amed beach and claimed it as sunset. What a fool!

**) I visited all those places many many times to get the best picture and moment. So, i really know the real condition. That’s why i dare to break the claim that Ulun Danu temple & Amed beach has nice sunset view.
 

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