The Ultimate Spots to Enjoy Sunrise in Bali

It is not hard at all to find a nice place to enjoy an unforgettable sunrise in Bali. What is hard is getting up really early to ride your scooter to one of these wonderful spots:

Sanur Beach

 

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There’s no better way to start your sunrise pilgrimage than visiting Sanur Beach. It is a stretch of bright-coloured sands which is famous as a spot to welcome the sun.  While waiting for the big old sun, you can sit at one of the wooden gazebos built on the sands or practice your favourite yoga moves on the beach.

Sanur Beach is only half an hour ride from Kuta. Even though like in Kuta, there are many hotels and clubs around the area, they seem to have blended with the surroundings, becoming a part of the natural scene of Sanur.

Karang Sewu Beach

Only several minutes ride from the port of Gilimanuk, Jembrana, you will arrive at Karang Sewu Beach. The most distinctive feature of the beach is the green grass stretching out to the breakwater. The sea is so calm you will think it is a pool rather than an ocean.

Fortunately, since Karang Sewu is situated in Bali Barat National Park, there’s no club, hotel, or whatsoever on the shoreline. Instead, your eyes will stumble upon small hills which have been standing there guarding the northern part of Bali since forever.

Campuhan Ridgewalk

Just around 20-30 minutes walk from Ubud Market via Campuhan Road, you will stumble upon a ridge covered with tall reed grass. The ridge is hugged by two small ravines on each side. In the middle of the mini savannah, there is a stone pathway on which people jog or pedal their bicycles in the afternoon.

Although it is more popular as a place to enjoy the sunset, watching the sunrise in Campuhan Ridgewalk is also amazing. Seeing the gentle ray of the sun slowly shines upon the tall grass will revamp your soul and put some optimism in your heart to survive another day.

Tegallalang Rice Terrace

 

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During the day, the rice terraces of Tegallalang will full of people who want to visit the paddy fields which they’ve previously seen on the postcard. However, there will be only a few people who are committed enough to go to the paddy field in the morning to enjoy the sunrise there.

Tegallalang is only around half an hour ride from Ubud. It is situated at the far end of the longest artwork shop complex in the world. If you went there from Ubud, Tegallalang would be on your right.

Mount Batur

 

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Этот день навсегда останется в моем сердце✨ ⠀ Я безумно люблю природу и ее красоту, но сегодня влюбилась ещё больше! Бали исполняет мои мечты. Я побывала на тропическом водопаде первый раз. Сегодня ночью я встретила рассвет на вулкане, и увидела столько всего удивительного и красивого. ⠀ Сначала мы ехали в невероятном тумане, где не видно дороги дальше 2 метров, прямо какой-то Silent Hill, было жутко и впечатляюще одновременно! ⠀ Потом придя к подножью вулкана, наш гид сказал, что мы невероятные счастливчики, потому что такая погода как сегодня на Батуре бывает редко. Обычно там пасмурно и дождливо, но это был наш день, ведь небо было безумно ясным и звездным. Это второе что покорило мое сердце, такого звездного неба я ещё не видела никогда, будто по небу разбросано миллион блёсток, а две блестки даже упали и я загадала желания ⠀ В пути на верх вулкана было очень весело, ведь у нас была безумная компания из 11 человек, прямо отряд целый! Мы придумали нам название “Tomatoes”, когда гид кричал его, то мы все дружно отвечали ему “Ариииииваааа” ⠀ Ну и конечно вишенка на торте‍♀️ Рассвет на жерле вулкан, на высоте 1717 метров над уровнем моря, где Облака расстелились как сахарная вата по всему небу, а озеро у подножью отражало эту красоту как зеркало, безумно завораживающе и романтично! ⠀ Все это не передать словами и фотографиями, это останется навсегда у меня в памяти и душе Я советую сходить каждому, кто планирует прилететь или уже находится на острове. ⠀ Бали, спасибо тебе за эти прекрасные моменты в моей жизни♥️ . . . #Bali #batur #volcan #travel #dawn #katyagur #dream

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To get to the top of Mount Batur, Kintamani, you must endure the agony of hiking through a rather steep natural pathway for around 3-4 hours. People usually start hiking Mount Batur around 2-3 am and arrive at the top just before sunrise. You don’t need to bring your outdoor stove while hiking Mount Batur as there are many small warungs selling breakfast and snacks.

One of the most interesting things of hiking Mout Batur is that you will encounter many worshipping altars on which the Balinese put offerings to the deities. So it is more a spiritual hike than a mere physical one.

Pinggan Village

If there was a word to describe sunrise in Pinggan Village, Kintamani, it would be: spectacular. As the sun rises up, the yellow light will illuminate the mountains and chase away the white mists lingering on the valley.

For years, the existence of Pinggan Valley had only been a rumour among travellers. It was hard to find accurate information about the village. Only a few who had actually gone there. However, now there are plenty of travel agents willing to take you to see the wonderful sunrise in Pinggan Village.

Ulun Danu Temple


“Floating” on Lake Bratan in the highlands of Tabanan, Ulun Danu Temple is a computer wallpaper material. Though it looks beautiful all the time, it becomes way more beautiful at sunrise, especially during the dry season when the sky is clear rather than full of dull grey mist.

Since it is a sacred place for the Balinese, make sure to do these two things: first, wear the proper dress and, secondly, always respect the Balinese who want to pray or put offerings at the temple.

Lake Tamblingan


Lake Tamblingan is one of the most favourite places for the locals to spread a tent and camp on the weekends. Compared to Lake Bratan, in which lies Ulun Danu Temple, Lake Tamblingan is much smaller. It is surrounded by hills covered with thick trees. In the middle of the lake, there is a temple which seems to float on the lake every time the tide is up.

What makes the morning in Lake Tamblingan magnificent is the mist floating on the lake as the sun begins to shine. The view is otherworldly. Since it is situated on the highland, it is advisable if you wear a coat. It is advisable that you go there in the afternoon, sleep for a night in a tent, and enjoy sunrise the next morning.

Lempuyang Temple


Overlooking the magnificent Mount Agung, Lempuyang Temple in Karangasem has been so popular on Instagram for several years. The most legendary spot is the gate through which the upper cone of Mount Agung can be seen clearly—of course when the weather is clear.

It will be rather challenging if you want to see the sunrise in Lempuyang temple if you stay in Kuta. You need to wake up really early because you must travel around three hours to get to the temple. But, if you stay in the shore of Amed, Lempuyang Temple is just around the corner.

Are you ready to wake up early and head out to these nine ultimate spots to enjoy the sunrise in Bali?