This guide to the most Instagrammable places in Bali will show you a list of 37 popular and lesser-known photo spots in Bali, including the best time to visit and how to skip the crowds!
There’s no denying that Bali partly owes its popularity to Instagram! As soon as you search for Bali on Instagram, you’ll find endless pictures of lush rice fields, spectacular waterfalls, or epic cliffs overlooking pristine white-sand beaches.
Most people travel to Bali in search of the most beautiful landscapes and collect memories by taking photos that they can look back on.
So, if you’re traveling to Bali soon and want to scout out the most photogenic locations, this list of 37 best Bali Instagram spots is exactly what you need!
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Instagram Spots in Ubud
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
When you think of Bali, the number one thing that comes to mind is the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. The perfectly manicured rice fields cascading over the hills is one of the most Instagrammable places in Bali!
Since the Tegalalang is a very popular photo spot, you need to get there for sunrise which proves to be the prime time to shoot the rice terraces without the hordes of tourists.
If you go early, you won’t need to pay an entrance fee but you might need to give a small donation to the farmers to access certain parts of the rice terraces.
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Anyone who travels to Bali will tell you that you can’t miss trying the famous Bali Swing! No one can’t argue with the fact that it’s one of the most popular Instagram spots in Bali.
Keep in mind that the Bali swing can be expensive, especially at the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, with prices ranging from 50k to 300k (US$ 3.20-22.30).
Campuhan Ridge Walk
If you’re looking for an easy hike in Ubud, Campuhan Ridge Walk is the place to go. It has become more popular recently and there’s even spot to take a picture on a swing at the start of the trail.
If you want to get the iconic shot of the Campuhan Ridge Walk, head towards the middle of the trail until you find the palm tree.
Tip: Make sure to walk all the way to Karsa Kafé where you can find several beautiful rice paddies!
Ubud Art Market
If you’re looking for the most Instagram worthy place in Bali make sure to visit the Ubud Art Market.
You could spend hours browsing through the small alleys lined with stalls selling cute clothes, souvenirs, decor pieces and more.
While you’re there, why not buy a rattan handbag which you can use as a prop for your Instagram photoshoot and a cute souvenir to remember your trip by?
The Pura Saraswati is a beautiful temple located right in the heart of downtown Ubud and is a great place to visit for a quick photoshoot. You can choose to shoot while walking along the small alley flanked by the lotus pond or in front of the intricate temple doors.
Located besides the Saraswati temple, Ubud Palace is mostly a photo spot. Make sure to get there as soon as it opens at 9 a.m to avoid having to wait in line to get a picture.
Subak Juwuk Manis Rice Fields
Not a lot of people know about Subak Juwuk Manis but it’s one of the most peaceful rice field walks in Ubud.
If you’re coming from the Saraswati temple, keep walking for a few meters until you see a wooden sign pointing to the rice fields. From there, follow the dirt path for about 10 minutes until you see the rice paddies.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Arguably the most Instagrammable waterfall near Ubud, Tukad Cepung is located inside a cave and is best visited in the early hours if you want to witness the iconic sun rays shining from above the waterfall!
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The road leading to Tibumana waterfall is framed by gorgeous rice fields and is as picturesque as the waterfall itself. Only a short 15 minutes’ hike is required to reach the perfect-looking waterfall.
Located just a few minutes from Downtown Ubud, Sari Organik restaurant has one of the most gorgeous rice field views! Although the restaurant is slightly expensive, it’s a great place to hang out if you’re looking for some tranquility.
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Instagram Spots in East Bali
Sidemen Rice Fields
One thing you simply cannot miss on any Bali itinerary is hiking through the rice fields of Sidemen Valley!
It’s the perfect place to visit and a great alternative to Tegalalang if you’re looking for a more authentic experience without the crowds.
Tirta Gangga Water Palace
The Tirta Gangga Water Palace is a popular Instagram spot in East Bali thanks to its beautiful gardens and fish pond dotted by rock steps and statues.
The entrance costs only IDR 40k (US$ 2.55) and if you want to get a picture with the fish, you can buy fish food for about IDR 5k (US$ 0.30).
Tip: If you want to visit the Water Palace together with other Instagram spots, you can book a tour so that everything is already planned out for you!
Pura Lempuyang Temple
Another spot made popular mainly by Instagram is Pura Lempuyang Temple. You’ll mostly find pictures of the “gates of heavens” with the iconic reflection which might make you think that there’s a lake in front but it’s actually a simple mirror trick!
Nevertheless, it still attracts hundreds of tourists every single day! If you don’t want to wait for hours, you can walk to the other side of the gates which will definitely be less crowded.
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Mount Agung Viewpoint
Also known as Bukit Cinta, Mount Agung viewpoint is every photographer’s dream! Picture a beautiful landscape of endless rice paddies with a towering mountain in the backdrop at sunrise and you have a winner!
Instagram Spots in North Bali
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jatiluwih is one of the biggest rice terraces in Bali and the perfect photo location to add a pop of green to your Instagram feed!
It’s really hard to take a bad picture here! Everywhere you look, you’ll be mesmerized by the beautiful surroundings of lush rice fields and towering mountains.
Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Banyumala is the biggest and most spectacular twin waterfalls in Bali. Most visitors come in at around 11 a.m, so plan to get there early and don’t forget to explore further away from the main area to uncover other hidden waterfalls!
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Hiking Mount Batur to watch the sunrise is almost like a rite of passage for those traveling to Bali. You’ll have to wake up at 1 a.m and hike in the dark which can be a bit daunting but so worth it!
Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
Surrounded by colorful tropical plants and hanging vines, Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is by far the most photogenic spot in Bali! For only IDR 30k (US$ 2.15), you’ll get access to four beautiful waterfalls, each unique in their own way!
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Git Git Waterfall
If you search on google maps, you will find that there are actually two waterfalls named Git Git, both located along Jl Raya Bedugul-Singaraja.
If you’re coming from the Twin Lakes, you’ll reach the first Git Git waterfall which is less crowded and more beautiful, in my opinion. You’ll find a twin waterfall and two other waterfalls with swings and nest structures that scream Instagram photoshoot!
Entrance is only IDR 20k (US$ 1.40) and you don’t have to hike much to reach the waterfall.
Handara Golf & Resort
Who would have thought that a gate leading to a golf course would become Insta-famous!? That’s exactly what happen at the Handara Golf & Resort!
This attraction requires an early wake-up call if you don’t want to get stuck in line up for hours.
Wanagiri Hidden Hills
The Wanagiri Hidden Hills was constructed mainly for Instagrammers. After paying the entrance fee, you’ll get access to different viewpoints with swings and nest overlooking the Twin Lakes.
Don’t worry if you’re traveling alone and don’t own a tripod, the staff there will be happy to take your picture and they even have reflector boards to help you get that perfect Instagram shot!
Instagram Spots in Nusa Lembongan
If there’s one beach you should visit in Nusa Lembongan, make it Dream Beach! With its surrounding cliffs, hidden caves and epic sunset views, Dream Beach sure provides lots of photo opportunities.
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The most popular sunset spot on Nusa Lembongan has to be the Devil’s Tear. Although it’s a beautiful photo spot, it can be dangerous during high tide when huge waves come crashing against the cliffs. So, make sure to avoid getting too close to the edge.
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Instagram Spots in Nusa Ceningan
The Yellow bridge is a narrow bridge connecting Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Ceningan. While it’s a great photo spot, you need to be careful when taking pictures on the bridge as there are usually motorbikes whizzing by.
Despite the fact that Ceningan Cliffs is one of the best viewpoints in Nusa Ceningan, the roads leading there are full of potholes and not the easiest to drive on. But if you’re up for the drive, you’ll be rewarded with an incredible view over Nusa Penida!
The Blue Lagoon owes itself a spot in this list of the most Instagrammable places in Bali thanks to its milky-blue water and most epic sunset views!
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Instagram Spots in Nusa Penida
Shaped like a T-Rex, Kelingking beach is one of the most popular Instagram spots on the island of Nusa Penida.
Like with all popular places, plan to get there super early to get the iconic shot of the cliff or if you’re not afraid of heights, you can even hike to the beach below.
Another picturesque spot on Nusa Penida, Angel Billabong is a natural infinity pool that looks absolutely spectacular anytime of the day.
During low tide, you can jump into the pool for a refreshing swim or admire the gigantic waves crashing against the cliffs if you’re visiting during high tide.
Broken Beach is a natural bridge located within the same area as Angel’s Billabong. While it’s not possible to get down to the beach, the upper rim of the beach makes for a great photo location!
Thousand Islands Viewpoint
After paying a small entrance fee, you can walk to one of the most epic viewpoints in Nusa Penida! You won’t find 1000 islands but rather several rock formations scattered along the ocean.
Atuh Beach is easily recognizable by the little arch cliff in the middle of the ocean. Only a 10 minutes’ hike is required to get to this pristine beach.
Located along the east coast of Nusa Penida, right next to Atuh Beach, Diamond Beach is clearly one of the most Instagrammable beaches! The top provides an amazing view of the beach framed by tall cliffs and you can even reach this little slice of paradise with the recently-built stairs!
Instagram Spots in Uluwatu
The cliffs of Pura Luhur Uluwatu is without a doubt one of the most Instagrammable places in Bali! The best time to visit is just before sunset when the sky turns into different shades of pink and orange!
Karang Boma Cliff
Much less crowded than the Uluwatu temple but with a similar landscape, Karang Boma Cliff offers a spectacular sunset view over the Indian Ocean. Just be careful along the edge since there’s no railing.
Shipwreck on Nunggalan Beach
If you’re looking for a secret beach in Bali, make sure to visit Nunggalan Beach! Not only is the beach deserted, but the graffitied shipwreck against the turquoise backdrop provides the perfect Instagram photo.
Balangan Beach attracts travelers not only for the beginner-friendly surf break but for the awesome viewpoint at the end of the beach. Since it’s a very popular photoshoot location, you might need to wait a bit to get your very own picture.
If you’re already in Uluwatu on your way to Green Bowl Beach or Pandawa Beach, you can make a quick stop at the Abandoned Plane (click here for the exact location on Google Maps).
No one really knows how or why the aircraft got there and although you can’t get a closer look, it does look pretty cool from the viewpoint.
Bali is one of the most beautiful islands in Southeast Asia and it has no shortage of epic photo locations! I hope that you found this guide to the most Instagrammable places in Bali helpful and feel free to share in the comments below any spots that I’ve missed.
A special thank you to Luisa, Ilona, Madison, Anar, Katerina and Dya for contributing to this post with their beautiful photos! :)
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