10 Best Bali Instagram Spots (inc. Spooky & Abandoned Places!)
Bali is known for its emerald rice terraces, turquoise waters and cotton-candy sunsets. It’s no wonder, then, that it’s increasingly becoming a paradise for photographers and those looking for spectacular scenery for their holiday or Instagram snaps. Here are the 10 most Instagrammable places in Bali including some spooky, secret and abandoned places, and how to check out these gorgeous spots!
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- 0.1 1. The Ubud rice terraces.
- 0.2 2. Gates of Heaven at Lempuyang Temple.
- 0.3 3. Tirta Gangga
- 0.4 4. Abandoned theme park, Bali.
- 0.5 5. Tukad Cepung waterfall.
- 0.6 6. Jungle Swing.
- 0.7 7. Abandoned Boeing 737.
- 0.8 8. Ubud Hanging gardens hotel.
- 0.9 9. Kelingking beach
- 0.10 10. Mad Pops Bali
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1. The Ubud rice terraces.
There are a few stunning rice terraces around Ubud, all of which are perfect for impressive pictures that encapsulate the heart of Bali’s lush tropical nature. Tellagang are some of the most famous, and the first ones we visited when we came to Bali. Even in the middle of the day there weren’t too many people walking through the terraces so we got some good shots and great video. Look out for the little swings and “Bali” signs nearby, as well as cafes to cool off with a fresh coconut!
2. Gates of Heaven at Lempuyang Temple.
One of Bali’s most iconic architectural features is the ornate split gate of Hindu origin, the gates have the incredible Mount Agung in the background, creating an awesome scene for your Bali photos.
Lempuyang Temple is one of the nine “directional” temples of Bali, which Hindus believe protect the island, and is also known as the Gates of Heaven. The light changes throughout the day, from a warm glow at dawn with sun-stars to capture, to clear blue skies with wispy clouds giving Agung a mysterious aura.
3. Tirta Gangga
This is the beautiful former royal water temple. Manicured gardens, tiered fountains and ponds as well as stone sculptures provide a great backdrop for your Instagram pics or photoshoot. You can also see Ubud’s rice paddies from just outside Tirta Gangga so heading here means you get two gorgeous pieces of scenery in one place!
4. Abandoned theme park, Bali.
Taman Festival Park never even opened its doors to the public before being left to be consumed by the wild. Visitors can explore the theme park, including a perfectly developed yet desolate two-storey cinema, for spooky snaps. Be warned- locals won’t go near the park for fear of the spirits that are said to roam there, as well as the crocodiles that were abandoned with the park when its owners gave up on the project.
Address for the driver: Taman Festival Park, Kesiman, East Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali
5. Tukad Cepung waterfall.
Descend into an otherworldly cavern reminiscent of a pirate movie and watch as beams of light pour through the spray over the top of the canyon, creating magical light for photographs. Swimming in the waterfall is allowed and provides another fun snapping opportunity!
6. Jungle Swing.
The jungle swing in Ubud is one of the most fun ways to take photos on Bali island, with swings that reach out thirty metres over the lush Indonesia jungle! There are 12 different swings with different views as well as lots of other photo opportunities around the grounds such as giant nests, a heart rock and helicopter for unique photos. Kids as well as adults will love this place!
7. Abandoned Boeing 737.
The abandoned plane in Kuta Selatan off the south coast of Bali is five minutes from the popular Pandawa beach. Amazing photos can be snapped here from a wall above the plane, or you can pay a small fee to get up close to the creepy aircraft. To find the plane drive along the Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Highway and look out for a bunch of shipping containers in white, blue and rust-colour- the plane is in a limestone quarry behind the containers.
8. Ubud Hanging gardens hotel.
This stunning luxury hotel in Payangan features unique multi-level infinity pools suspended above thick jungle. This is the perfect place for shots at the edge of the pool with the blue and green creating a stunning panorama for Instagrammers. The rest of the resort is breathtaking, with lounge areas overlooking the palm trees and outdoor bathrooms with standalone stone bathtubs. Check out pics and the latest prices for the Hanging Gardens of Bali Hotel here.
9. Kelingking beach
Situated on Nusa Penida island, a 30 minute boat ride from Bali island. This photo spot is high above a white-sand beach that meets bright blue water, and there are several other Instagrammable spots nearby such as Broken Beach and Angel’s Billabong to visit on your day trip. Check out pics and info on how to get to Nusa Penida in our 5-minute guide here.
10. Mad Pops Bali
Known for its gorgeous vegan ice-cream, the Mad Pops Bali store features baby-pink walls and a neon sign that will light up your Instagram feed with retro vibes. Take a trip here to snap up the best ice-cream in Bali and some great new pics!
I hope this guide to the top 10 best Instagram spots in Bali gives you inspiration for your next trip to Bali, Indonesia. If a day trip to these gorgeous places with other photographers and a private guide sounds like something you’d enjoy, check out the latest prices and deals on this amazing day trip with Get Your Guide!
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