Haunted Places in Bali
Bali’s Haunted Places
When you were a kid, did you like telling ghost stories and watching scary movies? Do you like a good vampire story and are you not afraid to enter abandoned buildings? Then this day tour to some of Bali’s most haunted places might be perfect for you.
Check out some of our favorite abandoned (and maybe haunted) places below, or read the blog for even more scary details. You can book tours to these destinations individually, or you can reach out to us for a tailor made day tour to experience them all.
Taman Festival Bali
This 8-hectare amusement park near Sanur, southeast Bali, was once built with the aspirations to become the Southeast Asian answer to Disneyland. Rumor has it that the park never opened its doors for the public; disaster struck before anyone could enjoy this multi-million-dollar entertainment destination.
Different sources tell different stories; whether the laser equipment was damaged by lightning or that the developers ran out of funds before opening, the amusement park looks more like Jurassic Park than like Disneyland.
Sanur E-Bike Tour to Taman Festival
This tour, offered by one of our partners, takes you to the famous abandoned Bali Festival Amusement Park, before taking you to experience an off-road track at Padang Galak Beach. You’ll then continue to the Bali-Dutch War Monument at Matahari Terbit Beach, where you’ll learn a little bit about its history. You then continue to ride along the Sanur Beach boardwalk and the mangroves to Mertasari Beach where we recommend you try FREE the Traditional Balinese Pork Satay.
Ghost Palace Hotel Bedugul
All the way up in the mountains in the highlands of Bedugul, an abandoned hotel is waiting for you for a scary afternoon out. The hotel is also known as the Ghost Palace Hotel and was built by Tommy Suharto, the youngest son of former Indonesian President Suharto. The aforementioned was sent to prison though, and construction of the hotel came to a halt and was never finished.
Tour to Ghost Palace Hotel Bedugul
Join this unique tour by one of our partners and see the haunted hotel in Bedugul. Once arrived, you will have enough time to explore this abandoned building by yourself. The tour will then take you to see the island’s most beautiful Ulun Danu Temple and the mesmerising Banyumala twin waterfalls. As a bonus, it enables you to stop at Wanagiri hidden hill where you can make a lot of instagram pictures.
Other haunted places in Bali
The abandoned shipwreck of Padang Padang
On a fine day in July 2008, when the famous Rip Curl Padang Cup (Indonesia’s longest-running surfing competition) was held, a huge shipping vessel was spotted right in front of the coast. It turned out the ship ran aground during that night; the captain and crew remain unfound until today.
The Jenglot of Muaya Beach.
If you ever wished for a doll, it certainly wasn’t for a jenglot; a mysterious doll of the likes of a vampire. Locals say a jenglot is a terrifying beast that resembles a human fetus. It drinks blood and takes full control over its victim. Legend has it that when someone is controlled by a jenglot he or she could be put up to suicide or even to commit murder.