Welcome to Central Bali

Central Bali is a mountainous area in Bali, mostly popular for its art, culture, temples, lakes and treks. With a prevalence of artistic, cultural, historical and scenic attractions, Central Bali appeals most those looking for break from the sun, sand and partying in South Bali or to those who are seeking a more thorough understanding of this complex island.


Central Bali is the most mountainous area of Bali. In this part of Bali you will find the more isolated and thus more traditional places of Bali. For example, in the mountains one can find the Bali Aga or mountain Balinese, such as in Trunyan at the shores of Lake Batur. The Bali Aga consider themselves as descendants from the ‘pure’ or original inhabitants of Bali.

The central mountain range of Bali contains some of the very best scenery and geographical features on the island as well as important mountain and temples. No visitor to Bali should miss this area. The highlands around central Bali at around Bangli region to Mt.Batur and lake Batur are are cool and fertile and theres area has become a key growing area for fruit and vegetables including those that demand a cool climate. Vegetable patches take up almost every spare bit of open ground around the towns here. For those who seeking for cold climates and stay ut a bit from busy and warm southern coastal its a best choice to see different kind of Bali. From Tirta Empul Temple at Tampaksiring , a mountain village and is well known for its extraordinary pre-Hundu temple, Gunung Kawi. The temple is located amidst beautiful rice terraces and has a number of remarkable candis that are hewn out of the rocks. The ancient tombstone of Gunung Kawi are believed to be constructed in the 11th century (1080 AD) by king Anak Wungsu in honor of his father, the great Balinese ruler Udayana.

One of the most famous places in Central Bali, without any doubt is Ubud. Ubud is generally considered as the cultural and Yoga center of Bali and has a lot of Yoga studio, art shops and galleries. Ubud became famous to the world since well known artists such as the painters Walter Spiess, Rudolf Bonnet and Arie Smit started to settle and work here in the 1930s. Their paintings can still be admired in the art museum of Ubud, Puri Lukisan.

Explore Central of Bali

The areas in and around Ubud, Gianyar and Tampaksiring have several sites of great archaeological interest and significance. A day devoted to visiting these would be a day very well spent. One of it is Goa Gajah a ancient Bali Buddhist Temple nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) complex at Bedulu village is just 2 km south east of Ubud on the main road to Gianyar. The centerpiece here is a cave dating back to the 11th century the entrance of which is an ornately carved demon’s mouth. Inside are some fragmentary lingam and yoni (phallus and vagina) statues, as well as a statue of Ganesha. The others is Gunung Kawi Temple and a very famous Tirta Empul Holy Spring water temple in Tampak Siring Village. Stroll in peaceful Pengelipuran village to see the heritage of Bali traditional house compound and bamboo forest.

Central Bali also known as a home of few beautiful waterfalls, from Blangsinga and Tegenungan Waterfall nearby Ubud. Kresek waterfall, Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of its kind, Kato Lampo waterfall into Tukad Kuning Waterfall. And it’s offer different kind of their photogenic beauty as you might can see on Instagram. Central Bali also known as kids friendly area to visit as Bali Zoo, Bali Safari Marine Park and Bird Park located, its also nice place to stop by for education spot for your kids by visiting Butterfly Park in Kemenuh, or visit Elephant Lodge in Taro. Adding some nature activity in this famous cultural spot can be great idea, from trekking sunrise Mt.Batur, cycling, into white water rafting.

Want some more ? Lets explore Beji Guwang canyon until visit Trunyan village across the Batur lake, visit Kehen Temple one of the ancient archeological site. And spend time at Gianyar night market to get truly local culinary experience with us.

Trip to Central Bali with us.

We divided and offer a few type of Central Bali Trip. Try our extraordinary maximum 15-18 hours day trip combining with trekking sunrise Mt.Batur . Ubud full-day or half-day trip, or just take our standard Central Bali trip in full-day which covering almost all famous site thats don’t miss when visit central Bali. Combine trip of Central Bali with Besakih Mother temple in East Bali, Karangasem region. Or as its also possible to cross to North Bali we also offer custom trip Central Bali + North Bali such visit to famous Sekumpul Waterfall. With many options of Central Bali trip, from cultural to nature exploration. We guarantee your central Bali trip will not just about visit art shop, art market and tourist mecca Ubud. But it will be more than that and beyond your expectation.

Explore Central Bali holy site and nature can be in one day 8-12 hours, or take our extraordinary or combo trip to East or North Bali in one day 8-18 hours . Or just take a half day for 5-6 hours maximum visit Ubud surrounding. Book a Day Trip or Multiple Day Trip with us.