The Iconic Bali Gates are probably the most Instagrammed spot on the island. There are many iconic places such as the Bali Gates, all over the region, that have recently become very popular locations for tourists and locals to visit because of their massive exposure on the social media platform Instagram.
WHERE TO FIND THE ICONIC BALI GATES
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE ICONIC BALI GATES
The Bali Gates can be found at the entrance to the Handara Golf Resort in Bedugul. The journey time from Denpasar to the Bali Gates is around 1.5 hours drive. If you are heading out to this location on a scooter I would advise you to dress as warm as possible as it gets very cold in the Bedugul Region.
My friends and I left Canggu at 5am to watch the sunrise from the Strawberry Hill viewpoint, which is on the way to the Bali Gates. The sun rises behind Mt Agung and Mt Batur in the far distance of the island. From this viewpoint, the drive is only another 10 minutes down the mountain range and in to Bedugul. By the time you get to the gates it will be perfect lighting to get some great photos.
The turnoff for the Bali Gates can be easily missed so keep an eye out for the Handara Golf Resort sign which will be on the right hand side of the road. See the images below.
BEST TIME TO VISIT THE ICONIC BALI GATES BEDUGUL
If you arrive early enough, like we did at 7am, you can avoid paying the entrance fee which is usually 20,000 Rupiah. I visited these gates last year in December and there was no ticket office or boom gate for the Iconic Bali Gates. This proves how popular these locations are becoming because of Instagram. Don’t be scared off by the amount of people you might encounter, because it is quick and easy to capture a good photo and once you’ve got the shot you can move out of the way for others to step in.
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR THE ICONIC BALI GATES
After you have visited this awesome location, you can drive another 15 minutes north to the Lake Buyan Viewpoints and Bhuanasari Hidden Waterfalls. I have blog posted both of these locations with photos and maps on how to get there and what to see!
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