Venture Into Bali’s Interior And Discover Another World

Venturing into Bali’s interior reveals a very different side to the island to its beaches and resort towns, where iconic rice fields sit alongside ancient forests. A tour of Bali’s interior would take you to World Heritage sites, sacred temples and cultural landscapes dating back centuries. Brightsun Travel runs regular Denpasar Bali cheap flights offers to take you to the heart of this fascinating island this holiday.

National Parks

Forests & National Parks

Even though almost all of Bali’s natural habitat, once home to the now extinct Balinese tiger, has been cleared, small pockets of ancient forests remain, where you can imagine a time when Bali was full of wildlife and birdsong. West Bali National Park, or Taman National Bali Barat, is now a conservation area providing sanctuary to Bali’s native songbird, the Bali Starling, and contains lush jungles dotted with ancient temples. There are several hiking trails around the forest and guided tours to help you appreciate the variety of flora and fauna contained in the park. With the help of a local guide you might be lucky enough to spot deer, leopard cat or wild boar. Here you will also find long stretches of protected beach, uninhabited islands and coral reefs that provide fantastic diving spots. Boat tours can be taken around nearby bays and islands, which provide memorable, and less crowded spots, to appreciate Bali’s incredible marine life.

Cultural Landscapes

Cultural Landscapes

Rice cultivation has shaped parts of Bali’s interior since the 11th century, and the cultural landscape surrounding the ‘subak system’ has attracted World Heritage status. Bali’s subak system, a cooperative water management system dating back centuries, manages Balinese rice cultivation in such a way that there is no need for fertilisers or pesticides, where water flows through water temples and canals, and landscapes are seen to have sacred connections. It is based on the philosophical concept of Tri Hita Karana, which brings together the realms of the spirit, the human world and nature. As a result, Bali’s interior is covered in productive rice terraces, as well as water temples that are well worth exploring. A must-see is the 18th century Royal Water Temples of Pura Taman Ayun, the largest of its kind in Bali, and an example of the unique Balinese architecture and belief system associated to the island’s famous cultural practices.

hotels

Flights & Hotels

Stay at the Viceroy Bali, a boutique 5 star hotel in the centre of Bali, and you will enjoy luxury villas nestled in lush green hills, surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes. Contact Brightsun Travel about our wide range of hotel deals across Bali, as well as cheap airfares to Denpasar Bali all year round.

Bangkok – A Gateway To Some Of The World’s Best Beaches

Bangkok is an amazingly diverse city, and a gateway to the incredible country of Thailand in the Far East. What’s at the top of most traveller’s minds when they fly into Bangkok, is heading south to Thailand’s incredible beaches and islands. Here we explore our favourite beachfront destinations in under 2 hours from the city of Bangkok, so you can plan your next island getaway in Thailand. Brightsun Travel has numerous cheap tickets to Bangkok from UK, as well as holiday packages and hotel deals to many of Thailand’s famous beachfront destinations.

Pattaya beach

Pattaya
Pattaya is a resort city located just 100 kilometres from Bangkok. Pattaya boasts incredible beachfront property in North Pattaya, as well as massive shopping centres and a vibrant nightlife in Pattaya City in South Pattaya, which attracts millions of visitors every year. From Pattaya you can go island hopping around its ‘near’, ‘far’ and ‘coral’ island groups, and enjoy a range of diving and snorkelling activities.

Ko Phi Phi National Park

Krabi
An hour’s flight from Bangkok is Krabi, set among limestone karsts and emerald seas. The headliner destinations in Krabi are Ko Phi Phi Island, Ao Nang Beach and the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park. Ao Nang Beach provides rock-climbing adventures, and the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park is a marine heaven, with amazing coral reefs that provide incredible diving and snorkelling opportunities.

Phuket

Phuket
The beaches of Phuket are the number one draw card for tourists to Thailand. Among them is Mai Khao Beach in Sirinat National Park, boasting white sandy shores set against glorious rainforest, and the closest you can get to a deserted island in Phuket. Phuket is also well known for its luxurious hotels and resorts, vibrant nightlife and authentic night markets. What’s more, Phuket has a fast-emerging arts scene in places like the Rawai Art Village.

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Koh Samui
Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s most well known destinations, offering a tropical beach setting that draws crowds from around the world. Just a short boat ride from Koh Samui is Ang Thong National Marine Park, made famous after being chosen as the location for the Hollywood blockbuster movie ‘The Beach’. Here you can explore 40 small tropical islands, with picture perfect beaches, dense jungle and beautiful lagoons.

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Contact Brightsun Travel about an extensive range of holiday packages across Thailand, as well as discounted airfares to Bangkok, to position you at the heart of this amazing country.