5 reasons to visit Bali next

Temples, museums, beach clubs and more

1. Neka Art Museum

Set within a traditional Balinese compound, this Ubud gallery exhibits classical Balinese paintings and contemporary Indonesian works as well as Bali-inspired works by foreign artists.

2. Pasar Agung Temple

The journey to this temple takes you halfway up the southern face of 3,031-metre-high Mount Agung, through rice terraces and forested hillsides. It’s both Bali’s best drive and sunrise hike.

3. Babi guling

This dish of roasted suckling pig stuffed with a mix of turmeric, coriander, galangal, chilli and garlic is Bali’s most revered street eat. Eat it off a paper plate at Ubud’s Ibu Oka – chef Anthony Bourdain is a fan.

Neka Art Museum Bali
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Babi Guling (suckling pig) Balinese food
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4. Echo Beach Club

Canggu’s rowdier, crashier cousin of the groomed Potato Head Beach Club down the coast. Pull up a bench by the sea, order a simple rice dish and a bottle of Bintang and watch Bali’s surfers catch the breaks.

5. Bumbu Bali cooking classes

This side street restaurant in Ubud offers a fast track to Balinese taste with a visit to the vegetable and fish markets and the chance to try your hand at dishes like kambing mekuah (lamb stew) and lawar gedang udang (green papaya salad with prawns).

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