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12 Best things to do in Sidemen

In Bali's south-eastern area, Sidemen is one of the region's undiscovered treasures. Forget the hipster vibes of Canggu, Seminyak's ...

08 nov 2023 - 3 min read)

12 Best things to do in Sidemen

In Bali's south-eastern area, Sidemen is one of the region's undiscovered treasures. Forget the hipster vibes of Canggu, Seminyak's party atmosphere, and the Uluwatu's surfers, and try the Sidemen vibe. Spend a few days in this authentic location, relaxing in bamboo huts and leisurely exploring the beautiful views of Mount Agung on foot or by scooter. Let us take you through the best things to do in Sidemen Bali and the surrounding environment.

1.Visit the Gembleng Waterfall

Gembleng Waterfall

Gembleng Waterfall is a popular waterfall in Bali. It's also only a 20-minute drive from Sidemen village via lovely countryside. Take the five-minute climb up the stairs to the top, with stunning views. Swim in the cool water with stunning views of the valley below through the jungle treetops.

2. Watch sunrise or sunset at Lahangan Sweet

Lahangan Sweet

Lahangan Sweet has some of the best views of Mount Agung. This breathtaking sight is within an hour's drive from Sidemen. You will enjoy a clear view of the spectacular volcano Agung and a lush green valley below. Lahangan Sweet has various bamboo platforms to get a fresh perspective and photograph. The beautiful thing about this location is that you may visit at sunrise or sunset. Both are fantastic, but sunrise is the best time to see Mount Agung.

3. Visit the Tirta Gangga Water Temple

Tirta Gangga Water Palace

If you wish to see a former royal palace, visit Tirta Gangga Water Palace. Tirta Gangga, which translates as "blessed Ganges water," is a religious location surrounded by lovely ponds, fountains, and water gardens. It is a calm spot with a lot of religious and cultural value, and it is a relaxing way to spend an hour or two early in the morning or late in the afternoon when it is not too hot. Take a stroll around the grounds and cool off in the swimming pools!

4. Hike through Sidemen's rice terraces

Rice Terraces

Exploring the area's stunning terraced rice fields and paddies is one of the top things to do in Sidemen! Enjoy chilly mornings by walking through vibrant green and yellow fields and taking in the most breathtaking rural views. The fields are not overrun with tourists; you may have a chance to take images of the stunning views.

5. Visit the Jagasatru waterfall

 Jagasatru waterfall

Another hidden gem in Sidemen is the Jagasatru waterfall. Two high cliffs surround this 40-meter-high waterfall and may be reached by descending steep stairs for around 5 minutes. You can also engage in a purifying blessing ritual at a natural Holi water source. Although it is a tough climb, the views are worth it.

6. Go rafting at Telaga Waja River


Why not try rafting if you want adventure? The 15-kilometer-long rafting course follows the Telaga Waja River. The path will take you into the wilderness of Sidemen nature, with beautiful green hills and plantations.

7. Cross the old yellow bridge

Jembatan Kuning bridge

If you adore old rickety bridges, here is the place to come. Wander through the Sidemen village to the Jembatan Kuning bridge, a little yellow suspension bridge with lovely river and jungle views. Here is a favorite local area for swimming, so why not cool down before proceeding with your hike?

8. Visit the Taman Ujung water palace

Taman Ujung

Taman Ujung is another water palace in Sidemen. This old palace has gorgeous ancient structures and several huge ponds. It is directly on the beach and has magnificent ocean views. You may spend a whole morning touring this massive structure, ascending its many stone stairs for incredible views of the sea and mountains. Mount Agung also provides a magnificent backdrop.

9. Enjoy the Sunrays at Tukad Cepung waterfall

Tukad Cepung

We haven't encountered a more magnificent waterfall experience in Bali than the cave waterfall at Tukad Cepung. It is a waterfall flowing into a steep canyon with twisted sides. The sun's rays peak through the gap above the falls between 9 and 11 a.m., resulting in lovely light beams.

10. Tour Mount Agung

Mount Agung

Mount Agung, Bali's most renowned volcano, can be seen anywhere nearby. At nearly 3000 meters, the active volcano is the highest mountain in the country. Thus, if you enjoy climbing mountains, take up this challenge. Because of its elevation, the lengthy and tough trek is well worth it for the unmatched views of Bali!

11. Visit Pura Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple

Besakih Sidemen Temple , located in Besakih and erected on the 1,000-meter-high slope of Mount Agung, is Bali's largest, holiest, and most sacred temple. The thousand-year-old Besakih Temple, often known as the Mother Temple of Bali, is a complex of 22 temples. The temple has an outstanding view of the surrounding countryside and Mount Agung. You should hire a local guide to walk you around the temple, explain the symbols, and tell you about some local tales.

12. Stroll The Maha Gangga Valley

 Maha Gangga Valley

Maha Gangga Valley is an amazing place in Sidemen, Indonesia. It is just off the main road, near Bukit Cinta Viewpoint and Tirta Gangga. It's a spacious, well-kept garden with spectacular views of the region - mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Beautiful flower fields, a unique bridge, straw cottages, and a little waterfall connected to a stream may all be found in the park.

Final Thoughts

If you're seeking a genuine experience and want to see the "old" Bali, Sidemen is the place to go! The finest part of visiting Sidemen is returning to your tranquil guest house, high in the mountains and distant from the hustle and commotion of south Bali. If you haven't gone to Sidemen Bali yet, I urge you to get there as soon as possible.

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