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EXPLORING BALI'S HIDDEN GEMS: DISCOVERING SERENITY AMIDST THE BUSTLE

Embracing Tranquility and Natural Beauty Off the Beaten Path

25.06.2024
BY MAXWELL SOETOMO
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Known for its bustling tourist hotspots like Ubud, Kuta, and Seminyak, Bali continues to captivate travelers seeking a slice of paradise. However, beyond the well-trodden paths lies a realm of tranquility and natural beauty, waiting to be discovered by intrepid adventurers.

In a recent recommendation by Tempo, a list of six hidden gems has emerged, promising a quintessential Balinese experience away from the crowds. These lesser-known destinations offer a chance to immerse oneself in the island's serene landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

Sukasada Garden: A Historical Haven

Nestled in the Tumbu area of Karangasem Regency, Sukasada Garden, also known as Ujung Karangasem Park, beckons with its picturesque scenery and historical allure. Once a retreat for the Karangasem Kingdom, this park now invites visitors on a journey through time with its elegant water features and meticulously landscaped gardens. Despite its historical significance, Sukasada remains relatively untouched by mass tourism, offering a serene escape just two hours from Denpasar.

 
 
 
 
 
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Savana Tianyar Karangasem: Nature's Canvas

Further into the Karangasem Regency lies the exotic Savana Tianyar in Kubu Village. Framed by the majestic Mount Agung, this savanna transforms with the seasons, painting a canvas of brown hues in the dry season and lush greens during the rains. A paradise for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike, Tianyar Savana promises a glimpse of Bali's raw beauty away from the bustling coastlines.

 
 
 
 
 
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Gili Putih: A Secluded Shoreline

For those craving solitude by the sea, Gili Putih in North Bali offers an idyllic retreat. Named for its pristine white sands, this hidden gem in Sumberkima Village, Buleleng Regency, boasts a secluded beachfront perfect for leisurely strolls and uninterrupted ocean views. Visitors can indulge in activities like canoeing or simply bask in the tranquility of this untouched paradise.

 
 
 
 
 
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Bias Tugel Beach: Nature's Secret Sanctuary

In Padangbai Village, Manggis District, lies Bias Tugel Beach, a testament to Bali's natural wonders. With its untouched coral rocks and soft sands, this beach remains a sanctuary for snorkelers and sunseekers looking to escape the crowds. Its natural coral cliffs and serene lagoon provide a picturesque backdrop for a day of relaxation amidst the sounds of crashing waves.

 
 
 
 
 
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Kasna Flower Field: A Floral Wonderland

Venture into the heart of Rendang District in Karangasem Regency, and you'll discover Kasna Flower Field, where carpets of Edelweiss flowers bloom against a backdrop of rolling hills. This Instagram-worthy spot not only offers breathtaking vistas but also a refreshing change in climate, thanks to its higher altitude. Perfect for nature lovers and photographers, Kasna Flower Field promises a cool retreat just two hours from bustling Denpasar.

 
 
 
 
 
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Gembleng Waterfall: Nature's Hidden Oasis

Tucked away in Sidemen District, Karangasem Regency, Gembleng Waterfall awaits the adventurous traveler. Often overlooked by tourists, this small yet mesmerizing waterfall invites visitors to unwind in its infinity rock pool while surrounded by panoramic views of Bali's lush landscapes. Accessible via a series of stairs, Gembleng promises a tranquil escape into Bali's untouched wilderness.

 
 
 
 
 
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As Bali continues to charm visitors with its vibrant culture and natural beauty, these hidden gems stand as testaments to the island's diversity and allure. Whether seeking solitude on a secluded beach or immersing oneself in Bali's rich history, these lesser-known spots offer a glimpse into the island's quieter, more enchanting side. Discover Bali beyond the beaten path, where serenity meets splendor and every corner reveals a new adventure.

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