So you want to know which are the top instagrammable places to take the most amazing photos in Bali? Well.. keep on reading and I will share with you not only the spots but my own photos as well, that managed to get hundreds and some of them thousands of likes. And let me share one secret with you – you can be at the most amazing place on earth but if you don’t know the right spot for a photo, you won’t get it. So put a star on your Google Maps with every one of these places that are on my list and explode with the best shots someone can have in Bali!
P.S.: If you want to see all of my Instagram photos from Bali – go check my Bali hashtag #millitagoestobali
The perfect Spots
These are some random epic places that probably you see a lot in your feed but have no idea where they are or how to reach them.
Tegalalang Rice terrace
This is the hardest one to explore and enter. Since the terrace is huge and there are a lot of entrances. It is half an hour from Ubud and you won’t miss it since you can see it from the road. There are a couple of entrances, you can ask the locals if you can’t see them. One is next to Loji Cafe. Working hours start from 7 am but I advise you to go earlier so there won’t be a lot of people and you won’t need to pay the “entrance fee”. Actually there is no entrance fee. It is called a donation and you can give as much money as you want starting from 20,000 rupiahs (which is around $1,5USD).
Is not really hidden anymore. Since almost every photo posted in social media from Bali is from there. It is a place near the lake Buyan along the road full of different attractions that you can take Instagrammable photos on. There you can find nests, boats, swings, etc with a lake view behind them. The price you pay is around 65,000 rupiah and you pay it to take photos of 4-5 attractions. The staff there is good at taking pictures if you don’t have a buddy photographer with you.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
Another place near Ubud, or actually in Ubud itself.
The Campyhan Ridge Walk or just the Ridge Walk is a hiking trail which will lead you to a scenic pathway on top of the hill. It offers a magnificent view of the mountains and nature around Ubud, that’s why it is so popular.
The Google maps spot is accurate so you can turn your navigation on and just go. BUT! You have to go there early in the morning and by early I mean way before sunrise if you want to catch the first rays of light without other people on your photos. There is this dark part of the way to it, right at the beginning after the main road. We were too scared to pass through it and waited for the sun to start rising. So when we had the courage to continue on our way it was already full of people.
The instargrammable spot is really close to the road so don’t be p*ssy like us and just go!
The abandoned Airplane
This one was really hard to find a couple of years ago so let me share with you the exact location on Google maps. It is really accurate so you stop by the road there and climb a bit until you see the airplane down below. You can’t get down to it(or at least I have no idea how) or get inside so just enjoy the view and the question “How the heck did it appear there?” and take a couple of photos without falling.
There are tons of waterfalls in Bali that are epic. These 3 are my top instagrammable ones that are wonderful for taking photos of them or of you in them.
Leke Leke waterfall
Leke Leke means hard to find and this waterfall is exactly this. Really hard to reach.
It is located in the central part of the island, around 1.:30h drive north of Kuta or a 1-hour drive north of Canggu. The entrance fee was 30,000 rupiah when I went there, after that you have to walk probably 20-30min up and down until you reach it.
The good news is that not a lot of people are up for that walking so when we went there(right before their closing time, working hours 9-5) there were no people at all. No one. But have in mind that the best lighting for taking photos here is around 1 pm. It gets darker after that.
It is a really beautiful waterfall that has a lot of potential for photos not only from this famous spot.
There is a restaurant at the entrance and a couple of swings that you can take photos of for the price of 150,000 which was crazy if you ask me. So when we started climbing back we managed to sneak in an take a couple of photos for free.
Tibumana waterfall is my favourite one so far.
It is really close to Ubud as well and is an impressive place to visit.
There is a car park at the entrance after a small kiosk where you pay the fee of 10,000 rupiah. After the car park, there is a walk to the waterfall which will take you about 10min. If you don’t have water with you there are sellers at the top before you start going down to the waterfall. The stairs and the path, in general, was in a very good condition and wasn’t as hard to walk as some other waterfalls like Leke Leke.
If you want to visit it without tons of people around you you have to come early. Also, you can swim in it but don’t get below the falling water – it is dangerous and the guards will start blowing a warning whistle.
Nung Nung waterfall is over an hour north of Ubud and there is a car park in front with some small shops where you can buy water or ice tea. The parking is free but there is an entrance fee for the waterfall that is 20,000 rupiah. The working hours are between 9 am and 4 pm.
This waterfall is another one hard to reach since there are maybe 200k steps to it but still, a lot of people get there.
Here it is also allowed to swim but the falls are really powerful and I wouldn’t risk it. There is this huge kind of wind because of the falling water and you can feel drops even if you are not close to it. So make sure your camera is safe if it’s not waterproof. The best time to come is in the morning.
I think every beach in Bali is instagrammable one but these are my top places for taking photos.
I will come here again and again and I won’t get tired of it. It is located in Uluwatu. There is a parking lot located at the top of a cliff and from there the walk down to the beach is 10min. You have to go through a lot of small steps on a zig-zag motion until you reach the Suluban beach cave. There are a lot of shops on the way and if you forgot your water – this is the time to get some.
This place is perfect for surfers and it is the main entry/exit point for them. This beach is not for sunbathing and the waves here can be very powerful and unpredictable. We managed to get pretty wet by leaving our stuff at a place where the next wave decided to visit. So my whole bag with camera equipment and my sneakers were completely wet after that.
The best time to come here is during low tide when you can reach the hidden Suluban beach. Magical place.
Also in the cave, there are steps to the top of the cliff where you can find amazing sunset bar. Perfect place to chill and enjoy the last rays of the sun after another day in paradise.
Pandawa beach is another one located in Uluwatu. There is a place to park as well and the entrance fee is 15,000 rupiah. Really calm and huge beach. The water is this perfect blue colour that we all love.
If you need some water or something to eat there are a lot of restaurants.. more like beach places to eat.
You can also buy from them a coconut for 10-20,000 rupiah and take even more awesome photos. Be careful not to enter the water if the waves are too big. I’ve been here twice and both times there was a lot of wind.
But hey, Uluwatu is the perfect place for surfing so this is amazing for the people that are looking for it.
My second favourite so far. Seminyak beach is located above the famous Kuta beach and it is way less crowded.
If you come here to get some tan or to relax – this is your place. The beach line is long and the water is shallow really far into the sea. Despite that, there are some waves that make it perfect for surfers as well.
If you want a drink or a place to eat you can walk a bit and find your spot at the Double Six Beach, which is part of Seminyak beach. The colourful umbrellas you’ve seen in your feeds from Bali’s beaches are here as well.
If you are up for a little adventure you can try horse riding along the beach line. And if you want to take the perfect Instagram photo – just wait for the sunset. It is epic here!
The famous gate where everyone is taking photos is really close to the entrance. And here you have at least 3 spots that are perfect for taking photos. The gate is the most crowded one and every year it gets more and more crowded. Now they give you a number and you have to wait for your turn so you can take a couple of photos there. You have to be really quick since there are more people waiting and actually they don’t let you have more than 20sec. When we arrived at 5-6 am there were already 50-60 people on the line. The good part is that the third place for photos, after the gate’s steps, is not crowded at all. People don’t realize it is an amazing place to take pictures yet, so if you are there don’t miss it.
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Ulun Danu Beratan temple
Ulun Danu Beratan temple is located at the Beratan lake. There is car parking as well. The entrance fee here is 50,000 rupiah.
Best time to come here for some nice photos is in the morning. Working hours are from 7 am to 7 pm so you can be pretty early here. There is an option to rent a boat and you can take a photo from the water toward the temple. A really fascinating place with a lot of angles good for taking pictures.
Tanah Lot temple
Tanah lot temple is located next to the Tanah Lot rock formation. The name means Land in the sea, located about 20km from Denpasar, an hour away from Ubud, the temple is on a large rock which has been shaped in a strange and beautiful way over the years by the ocean tide.
A bit hard to reach – you need a driver or to rent a scooter to come here but it is totally worth it especially at sunset. Again – tons of amazing spots to take photos. It is one of the most beautiful temples I’ve seen so far and for sure will come again and again. The entrance fee is 60,000 rupiah. You have to walk through a lot of souvenir shops, there are restaurants as well with an amazing view of the sea.
Top Bali places map
A map of every place I’ve mentioned in this article plus a couple more that are really nice to visit if you have time.
And here we go – my Top Instagrammable places in Bali! I hope this article can help you plan one unforgettable trip to this fantastic island – and if you know other great places and nice tips for first visit to Bali that you think should be included – just let me know in the comments below so I can add them to this list!
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