Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and for good reason. It has everything you would want in a holiday destination from beautiful, blue waters to exotic traditional temples. Besides the busy tourist hub in the south, there's so much more to see all around the island, and we have a list of eight of them. If you're looking for top tourist attractions in Bali, continue reading below.

1. Mount Batur

Mount Batur is a famous volcano in the northeast of Bali. Being an active volcano, it has black rock around it, which is actually lava. You can take an early morning hike up the mountain while it's still dark so you can catch the sunrise at the peak. At the top, you'll be able to see the neighbouring Mount Agung and the gorgeous crater lake at the bottom. If you love hiking and nature, Mount Batur is one mountain you should not miss.

2. Pura Tanah Lot

Pura Tanah Lot is the most famous temple in Bali. It's located off the shore on the west coast, and is only accessible during low tide. The rock formation that this small temple is nestled on gives it the feeling of being ancient and makes for an impressive view against the Indian Ocean. Since it's located on the coast, the best time to visit this Balinese attraction would be in the dry season between April and September.

3. Tegalalang Rice Terraces

The Tegalalang Rice Terraces are some of the most beautiful locations around Bali. Located in valley, the view of seemingly endless green rice paddy terraces look like hanging gardens. The paddy here is planted using traditional Balinese irrigation method which reduces the need for water and allows the paddy to be planted on the hill. If you want to make the most of your visit here, make sure you arrive early in the morning so you can watch the sunrise illuminate the valley.

4. Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Luhur at Uluwatu is a unique temple as it's located on the cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, making for a magnificent view indeed. There are Kecak dance performances here in the evenings, which coincide with the sunset so that's the best time to visit the temple. The pathway to the temple goes through a small forest with hundreds of monkeys believed to guard the temple.

5. Nusa Penida

If you're looking for a true nature getaway, then Nusa Penida should be on your vacation itinerary. The island i