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Places to go
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across West Bali on one of the most scenic drives on the island. Do this drive in the early mornings and you're likely to have a stunning view of Batukaru volcano.
the road less-travelled – the views are beautiful. Think vast tracts of paddies and distant hills covered in jungle.
a scenic road that winds through a sacred tree, then enjoy lunch or a Bali coffee with a breathtaking jungle view.
the exquisite rice terraces that stretch from Pantai Soka all the way back to the foot of Batukaru mountain. They're among the loveliest rice terraces in Bali.
wine and take a walk through one of the many small vineyards where grapes are grown for Bali's Hatten Wine.
to and swim in the pool at the base of West Bali's pretty twin waterfall, Juwuk Manis
the colourful fishing fleet moored in a river mouth near Negara.
to make coconut oil the traditional way. Classes are held on request at the home of Ratna and Sup, in a scenic and quiet part of Medewi.
the dramatic mekepung – buffalo chariot races – that take place on Sundays in the paddies near Negara.
for some of the most delicious – and unusual – artisanal salt made on the island.
the small Catholic Church in hillside Selabih. There's a pretty shrine to the Virgin Mary set in tended gardens, and the view from up here is stunning.