Rice fields outside Balian, Bali

Rice fields outside Balian, Bali

Rice fields outside Balian, Bali

Taken on: 10th March, 2007. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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It was a weekend spent at Pondok Pisces at Balian Beach that first sold us on Bali. While that was a couple of years back now — in which time Balian has already developed dramatically — this remains an enchanting, and, at times, beautiful, location.

Clearly an up and coming surfing spot, Balian is best regarded for the left hander but there is also a fast right hand break. There is a strong current which makes it very easy to get out the back, but also can make the beach a bit treacherous for swimming — take care swimming here.

From a traveller's perspective, Balian marks the beginning of coastal West Bali. You've passed by Canggu and Tanah Lot and next stop is Read our complete Balian travel guide

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