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Explore the best places for photography at Bali, Indonesia

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Jimmy KoharRudolfo DalamicioPatrick AlbisserTorsten FunkeLloyd Bayer

One of Indonesia’s 34 provinces, Bali is a popular island vacation destination, known for its scenic surroundings, large amounts of biodiversity and Hindu culture. Bali’s geography ranges from silky white sand beaches to huge, towering mountains, with some originating as volcanoes.

The island, and its surroundings are extremely rich in biodiversity, and as such, Bali is part of the coral triangle, which has the highest biodiversity of marine species worldwide. The island has a population of around 4.2 million people, with 80% of its economy catering to the tourism industry. Throughout history, Bali has traditionally been a site of Hinduism, and after several conflicts with the Dutch over their imposition of European values, Balinese citizens were largely left alone religiously and culturally.

Today the province thrives as one of Indonesia’s richest territories, mostly due to the influence of tourism. If you would like to visit this wonderful area of Indonesia, there is a variety of infrastructure and attractions for any kind of traveller.

There is a plethora of activities spread across this bountiful island, ranging from aquatic activities such as water parks, snorkeling and scuba diving, to hiking, as well as learning about traditional ways of life on the island and Bali’s interesting wildlife.

Waterbom Bali is one of the island’s top attractions; a huge waterpark known by many to be the best in Asia. With slides and attractions for all ages and experience levels, Waterbom is a great way to spend the day in the sun, while having an adrenaline rush! The park also offers great opportunities for candid family/friend photos. Snorkeling and scuba diving are both popular aquatic activities on the island as well, due to its proximity to a region filled with marine biodiversity. A variety of different tour providers can be found no matter where you are on the island; this activity is most definitely worth the experience of seeing aquatic wildlife in its natural habitat, as well as offering the experience for amazing underwater photography.

The Sekumpul Waterfalls are known to be the most awe-inspiring in all of Bali. Visitors can easily hike around this nature filled area, taking photos of the stunning falls, and if you are feeling up to it, swimming in and around them. There are seven waterfalls in total, making this a great place to relax, and immerse yourself in the soothingmatmosphere that Bali offers.

If you would like to see the traditional Balinese way of life, make sure to visit the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces which show the way that farmers traditional grew rice on the island. Visiting the rice terraces is not only a place to capture the island’s beautiful scenery on film, but also gain an insightful impression of its culture.

Travel tips for Bali

If you are looking for budget deals travel in the low season (January-April and October-November), or the shoulder season (May, June and September). The high season (July August and December) offers a wide range in activities, but also a lot of crowds. Make sure to only use certified taxis in order to avoid scams, and be prepared for both rain storms and extreme heat. Safe travels!

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