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Written by Junanto Xu
Co-written by Beverley Lennon
Edited by Beverley Lennon

Earlier, we brought to you the most stunning places to watch the sunset in Bali. Now we’ve rounded up a list of the most stunning sunrise points around the island.

While we do not necessarily enjoy waking up early (most of us are night owls), we do genuinely enjoy catching a magical sunrise in the morning. In fact, we consider sunrises as new beginnings, a good way to breathe and forget about yesterday!

However, we understand that it isn’t everyone’s forte to wake up early and hike.

Well, if you’re one of those who’d prefer easy-to-reach places to catch sunrise, you’re in luck! Bali is blessed with an array of stunning sunrise spots, from vast paddy fields to the endless ocean and rugged mountain views, where you can relish Mother Nature’s amazing artwork without any hiking!

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1. These sunrise viewpoints were made for Instagram! – Desa Sukawana, Kintamani

Love creating Insta-worthy shot from stunning viewpoints? Here’s your chance to level up your IG game! At Desa Sukawana, the photospot here is unbeatable at sunrise hour when the glorious orange ball rises behind the mountain peak – can you hear the likes coming?

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Desa Sukawana, Kintamani

Entrance fee: Rp. 10,000 (Approximately USD $0.70)
Address: Jln Pura Penulisan – Balingkang. Banjar Paketan Ds, Sukawana, Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80652 (Coordinates here)

2. Take a trip around a traditional village as it awakes and becomes lively! – Pinggan Village

If you’re a photography lunatic, you surely have heard of this spectacular viewpoint in Bali. It is one of our personal favourites and it’s not hard to see why. Drop by this sleepy village and look out for the viewpoint (located on the village’s hill) offering killer views of the surroundings, with Mount Batur resting in the backdrop. As the sun rises, you’ll be able to meet with locals and take a glimpse of their daily lifestyle as the village slowly wakes up! If you’re lucky enough, you might also catch the sea of clouds.

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Pinggan Village

Address: Gg. Kunti, Pinggan, Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80652 (Coordinates here)


3. Have a double treat as you immerse in nature and culture! – Pura Ulun Danau Tamblingan

Start your day at Pura Ulun Danau Tamblingan to be blown away with mystical views of a traditional Balinese temple as the sun gently rises. With the temple being located on the shore of a magical lake, the best way to appreciate its view is by paddling around the lake to watch the sun rays pierce through the towering monuments.

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Pura Ulun Danau Tamblingan

Boat rental: From Rp. 200,000 (Approximately USD $14)
Address: Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Munduk, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152 (Coordinates here)

4. Relish on magical views of the fiery Mount Agung volcano! – Bukit Cinta Desa Gelumpang

Make the morning pilgrimage to watch the sunrise from Bukit Cinta Desa Gelumpang and enjoy killer views of the ever-erupting Mount Agung volcano! If you’re in luck, you might even spot the volcano puffing out fumes as you relish from afar, guarded by the surrounding rice paddy fields. As a lesser-known spot, you’ll enjoy intense peacefulness and stillness here.

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Bukit Cinta Desa Gelumpang

Address: Abyandauh, Karangasem, Kec. Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80811 (Coordinates here)

5. Wake up to the mesmerizing sunrise view – Patal Kikian Villas Sidemen

What a time to be alive! Now you barely have to step out from the comfort of your hotel stay to relish on magical sunrise views! At Patal Kikian, you get to enjoy your daily dose of sunrise right at your doorstep! Secure the best seats at the edge of the infinity pool and indulge as the sun majestically appears behind Mount Agung, blessing the surrounding paddy fields and lush forest with its warm golden rays.

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Patal Kikian Villas Sidemen

Rates: From USD $77 (Approximately Rp. 1,100,000)
Address: Banjar Kikian, Sidemen – Karangasem, Bali 80864
Contact: +62 81 3532 78504
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6. Where sea, sun and mountain come in harmony – Jemeluk Bay Viewpoint

Why join the pesky crowd at Amed Beach for sunrise when you can explore a hidden spot to enjoy magical views as dawn breaks through? Jemeluk Bay Viewpoint is a great off-the-beaten-path option for you sunrise chasers! From this gorgeous elevated viewpoint, you get to overlook the wide stretch of glistening sand and turquoise water of the bay. As the sun gently rises and clears out the sky, the curtain drops, the show begins – enjoy jaw-dropping views of the majestic Mount Agung painted in beautiful colours.

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Jemeluk Bay Viewpoint

Address: Bunutan, Abang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80852 (Coordinates here)

7. Dare to chase sunrise on the edge of a cliff? – Bukit Asah

For the real daredevils out there, this one is for you! We know we’ve listed easy-to-reach places so far and this one isn’t a challenge either but at least you get that adrenaline rush you’ve been waiting for as you’re set atop a cliff! While you could come over right before the sun rises, we highly recommend you to opt for a camping experience here. Sleep under the stars and wake up to postcard-perfect views in the morning as waves crash against the cliff.

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Bukit Asah

Entrance fee: Rp. 5,000 (Approximately $0.35); Tent rental from Rp. 300,000 (Approximately USD $21)
Address: Sengkidu, Manggis, Karangasem Regency, Bali (Coordinates here)

8. Take a romantic sunrise walk amidst lush greenery – Campuhan Ridge Walk

Holidays are rare moments in life when we can ditch alarm clocks in favour of having the sun shine on us… but trust us, the sunrise walk at Campuhan Ridge Walk will be worth the early morning alarm clock you nearly snoozed. This is a beautiful paved walk that is best enjoyed around 6 to 7am, right before the scorching hot sun rises fully. It’s a short trek that can be enjoyed as a romantic date!

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P.S. Make a pit stop for breakfast at Karsa Cafe on the way back! 😉

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Campuhan Ridge Walk

Address: Kelusa, Payangan, Jl. Raya Campuan, Sayan, Kec. Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571 (Coordinates here)

9. Tick off this World Heritage Site from your bucket list! – Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Enjoy fifty shades of green at Jatiluwih Rice Terraces – Bali’s most magical natural UNESCO World Heritage Site is nothing but spectacular at sunrise! The terraces span over a huge area and you can also possibly forget about the crowds of the ever-so-popular Tegallalang rice terrace!

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Jatiluwih Rice Terrace

Entrance fee: Rp. 15,000 for Indonesian and Rp. 40,000 for foreigners (Approximately USD $2.80)
Address: Desa Jatiluwih, Penebel, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82152 (Coordinates here)

10. Watch the sun peak over the horizon! – Sanur Beach

Sunrise at Sanur Beach is a magical time. The serene sound of the waves perfectly unifies with the view of the fireball peaking over the endless horizon as the stretch of sand gets highlighted with a warm glow from the sun rays. For the best spot (according to a local!), settle near Puri Santrian!*

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Sanur Beach

Address: Jl. Danau Buyan, Sanur, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali (Coordinates here)

11. For perfect family memories at a kid-friendly beach  – Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua Beach offers marvellous morning views of the rising sun, along with glorious clear blue waters which you can enjoy throughout the day. The area is also popular among families with kids at it features top family resorts! There are also nice affordable spots for breakfast and lunch in the surroundings! We’ve heard sunrise is best enjoyed at the iconic waterblow but we’d recommend you to be extra careful as waves can get strong at times (depending on the tide).

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Nusa Dua Beach

Address: Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali (Coordinates here)

12. Watch the ball of fire rise between traditional Balinese gazebos -– Karang Beach

Karang Beach is an extension of the famous Sanur Beach, the spot is best known for its two iconic Balinese gazebos that seem to be floating over the ocean! Dropping by at sunrise means you get to relish of dazzling views of the fiery orange fireball rising in between the gazebos, right above the mirror-like horizon. It seems like these views were simply made for Instagram!

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Karang Beach

Parking fee: Rp. 2,000 (Approximately USD $0.14) for motorbikes and Rp. 5,000 (Approximately USD $0.35) for cars.
Address: Jl. Pantai Karang, Sanur, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali (Coordinates here)

Special Mention: Check out Bali’s most iconic and epic sunrise show – Mount Batur

Not afraid of challenging hikes (count 2-3 hours for this one)? The most magical spot to watch daybreak in Bali is undoubtedly the iconic Mount Batur.

There’s a lot to be said for catching dawn on top of a mountain and Mount Batur is quite the spectacle to catch a morning dose of golden hour, although there might be a crowd as it is ever-so-popular among tourists. The spot is often shrouded in a thick mist first thing in the morning and gives the impression of floating above the clouds.

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Mount Batur

Address: Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali

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Now, we bet you know where to catch the sunrise in Bali! Know of any other secret sunrise spots with magical morning views? Share with us below!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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