Waterbom Bali#11 in Best Things To Do in Bali
If you're with traveling with children, a trip to Waterbom Bali is a must. With adrenaline-pumping rides like the Boomerang, Superbowl and Pipeline, kids will love the variety of slides at this water park. For a change of (much slower) pace, ride along the Lazy River. Recent visitors loved their time at this water park, with everyone noting that kids, teens and adults all enjoyed the fun slides and water features. Travelers were also impressed with the cleanliness of the park and the service from the staff.
Located in downtown Kuta, Waterbom Bali welcomes visitors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A single-day admission costs 535,000 rupiahs for adults (around $37) and 385,000 for children (around $27); however, this does not include rental rates for towels, lockers, gazebos or other amenities. Discounts are available for multiday packages. Some travelers were irritated by the rather pricey admission, but the vast majority said that the cost is worth the day of slipping and sliding. For more information, visit Waterbom Bali's website.
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#1 Pura Tirta Empul
While Bali's other temples may be larger or more jaw-dropping, Pura Tirta Empul, which translates to "Holy Water Temple," possesses a unique serenity that cannot be matched. This active prayer site inspires both Balinese Hindus and visitors of different beliefs. While there are several shrines and other structures on the premises, the temple's tranquility is best seen in the large rectangular pool at the complex's center. You'll see worshipers enter the water to pray, so be respectful of the Balinese customs and do not disrupt them. Travelers, too, are welcome to enter the water, known for being a holy mountain spring. Keep in mind, though, that you're expected to enter the water fully clothed (and must wear a sarong as well; they are available to rent for free on-site), so visitors suggest bringing a change of clothes along.
This ancient temple can be visited from about 7 or 8 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. daily. Adults should expect to pay around 15,000 rupiahs (roughly $1) to enter, while children are charged about 7,500 rupiahs ($0.50). Travelers often visit Pura Tirta Empul on their way to or from the village of Kintamani or Gunung Kawi, another religious site. The site is most easily reached by car.
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