A Quick Guide to Handara Bali Gate | North Bali
When thinking of things to do in North Bali, this is probably on top of most people’s list. It’s become an Instagram famous picture whenever people are looking at photos for Bali. We’re going to provide you with a quick guide on how to get there, what to expect and any fees associated with it. Read on to make sure you get your own amazing picture at Handara Gate Bali.
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How to get to Handara Gate
Handara Gate Bali is in North Bali, to get there just type ‘Handara Golf & Resort Bali’ in Google Maps. It is easily accessible and is clearly seen from the side of the road. Making your way from around Canggu, Seminyak and Ubud will take you between 1.5 – 2 hours. If you intend to get there by taxi expect prices of around 400,000 IDR. However, we would encourage you to rent your own scooter and drive there yourself. It’s more enjoyable and much cheaper with prices around 50,000 – 70, 000 IDR per day to rent.
If you do intend to get there by taxi then why not make the most of it? Hire the driver for the day and tour North Bali and visiting loads of amazing waterfalls, the famous Ulun Danu Beratan Temple and many other things to do in North Bali.
If you’re using a scooter like most backpackers, you’ll need to download Offline Google Maps or use the Maps.me app for those times when you don’t have Internet. Check out the map below to help gather your bearings.
Opening Times & Fees?
Officially the opening times are 6am – 10pm. However, there isn’t anything stopping you from taking a picture at the famous Bali gate outside of these times.
If you want to take a picture during opening times expect to pay a mandatory fee of 30,000 IDR for a ‘Selfie Ticket’. Yes, a selfie ticket, such is the world today! Although, it isn’t that much money for a beautiful picture of the Handara Gate Bali. You will be rewarded with a stunning backdrop of green mountains, so just pay it and enjoy the memories. The ticket booth is right next to the gate, as you come off the main road.
Handara Golf & Resort Bali
Handara Golf & Resort Bali, believe it or not, is an actual golf course. Many people just go for a picture in front of the gate and forget about the rest. If this is your thing, you can stay within the grounds and practice your swing. They also host weddings and dining experiences.
The famous Bali gate is a unique piece of architecture and design belonging to Indonesia. You won’t find this anywhere else in the world. It also helps that behind the gate is a jaw dropping view of the green mountains and a slight haze, at times, covers it giving it a mystical feel.
Other things to do in North Bali
Staying around or have more time to burn? Check out some of the best waterfalls around North Bali, Munduk. Or check out Bali’s famous water temple Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Better yet, take a look at our Things to Do in North Bali | Munduk guide.
Places to stay
If you decide to stay in or around Munduk we can recommend these places;
Luxury: Lovina life & Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa
Couple Budget: Summer Guesthouse & Geriya Siena
Backpacker: Penginapan Sedap Malam & Dong Paloh Hostel
- Get to Handara Gate before 11am to avoid a queue and other tourists
- Be prepared to take pictures fast as vehicles drive through the gate too!