4 Places in Bali to Escape the Crowds

Published On March 6, 2019 | By admin | Featured

You will undoubtedly find your own piece of heaven should you look outside Bali’s tourist capitals. Take a boat ride and then escape the mainland to the Nusa islands, or venture to the central highlands for picturesque treats and to be close with nature. These places are also famous for backpackers in Bali. No matter your budget, here are a few of our favorite places in Bali to escape the crowds.

Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida delivers the real’unbeaten path’ experience. Since the largest one of Bali’s 3 Nusa islands, Nusa Penida features quite limited tourism infrastructure but promises an exotic scenery of natural beauty and cultural attraction through its barren landscapes and mysterious temples. Nusa Penida is also the bird sanctuary initiated and governed by the Friends of the National Park Foundation (FNPF). Many ferries and charters to Nusa Penida depart from Padang Bai Harbour in East Bali.

Amed and Tulamben

Amed and Tulamben are distant coastal towns that share the barren topography of this easternmost region of Bali. It is underwater beauty, however, is cherished by sailors from all over the world. Both Amed and Tulamben are also main dive sites in East Bali. The village outskirts offer beautiful coastal landscapes with quiet beaches and rocky bays lined with traditional jukung fishing boats parked in neat rows. Wake up early to your enchanting sunrises as the sailors set out with their ships and fill out the shimmering waters with their colorful sails. Both places are located in the remote coastal area of East Bali. It is an approximate an hour drive north from the primary Candidasa area.


TengananPegringsingan is among the 3 main ‘Bali Aga’ (old Balinese) villages that are located in remote regions. The village is only a few kilometers north of Candidasa. The village is known as being the home to the rare geringsing double ikat weave fabric, created only in this village and from which the village got its name. Additionally, a significant highlight here is the PerangPandan or even Mekare-page, which coincides with a temple anniversary about June or July and sees village boys coming of age battle in favorable conflicts — with thorny pandan leaves as firearms. To get there, start off in the Candidasa principal place. Tenganan village is just a short drive up a hill.

Penglipuran Village

Penglipuran is one of Bali’s iconic mountain villages, known for its traditional Balinese houses which are laid out in a uniform and neat row. Penglipuran is among the Bali Aga villages in which the people today still uphold the old-fashioned, conventional values and a set of strict moral codes. Their traditional kitchens have been covered in soot in the billowing wood fire hearths, as well as the chemicals are distinctively laid out, each following old Balinese spatial and architectural set of principles. The village is at the Bangli regency and is often included in routine tours to Besakih Temple.

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