Most Romantic and Instagrammable Spots in Gianyar
When it comes to traveling to Gianyar, vanity is the number one priority. It’s one of the most photogenic regions in Bali — a land blessed with small streams and rapid canyons, extreme hills and terraced paddy fields, and an astounding view of the volcanic Mount Agung.
Do you need something fresh on your social media feed? Charge your batteries and bring an extra SD card, because you’ll be taking a lot of photos in Gianyar’s most romantic and instagrammable spots.
1. The Hidden Canyon, Beji Guwang
Gianyar doesn’t like to give out too many of its secrets. You’ll have to go out and explore them yourself. The Hidden Canyon was named so because it took time for people to discover that the subtle streams that run from the sacred mountain would eventually lead to a carved limestone gorge or a canyon under the ground level — a well hidden treasure.
Beji Guwang is considered sacred to the locals, so rest assured that the area stays as natural as possible. Trek along the stony path, cross a ford a few times until you reach the exotic parts of the canyon. To capture rare photos of beautifully layered erosions on a copper-blue canvas, you may need to swim through with a guide’s help.
2. Besakih Temple
There are so many temples and even more shrines spread across Bali, dedicated to the Hindu deities. If you are fascinated by the Balinese Hindu culture, you won’t have to walk for more than a mile to find a community temple to look at. But if you want to go to the holiest of holy temples in all of Bali, head over to Besakih Temple.
The temple wasn’t built under a single royal decree, but is a result of gradual improvements made by ancient engineers over a span of thousands of years. Even today you can find the geometric perfection of the megalithic pyramids, Meru towers, and a literal gateway to the home of the gods. Capture this temple complex after the rain, and watch an explosion of colors in the sky through the gateway to heaven. Add #instagrammable!
3. Mara River Safari Lodge
Spend a quiet afternoon with your partner. A bottle of wine, two glasses, and two chairs on a terrace are the only other company among yourselves. The terrace overlooks a lush green grassland with large stones and trees native to the Savannah. Grazing gracefully ahead are zebras, rhinos, gnus and many other species that peacefully coexist with these African beasts.
This is what you can experience at Mara River Safari Lodge, the only place in Bali where you can literally spend a night with the wildlife at your window. Even as you swim at the edge of the Kiboko Pool, you won’t miss the chance to see a moving herd of zebras at close-up. If you truly love the experience of observing animals in a wildlife park for hours, you can do that in style at Mara River Safari Lodge. Take your Instagram game to the next level!
Book a lodge now and enjoy a 60% discount with an open-date policy. Visit us anytime between now and December 2021, and enjoy a complete package of accommodation and safari park adventures.