Bali, a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, is without a doubt one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. It represents a magical blend of cultures, people, nature, activities, weather, culinary delights, nightlife, and a lot more. The fun and sun seekers describe it as the paradise on Earth, and we have to agree with them.
Despite all its natural beauties, there is something else that serves as a tourist attraction in Bali. Believe it or not, it is an abandoned Boeing 737 which simply appeared beside the Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Highway, resting in a limestone quarry. The truth is that no one really knows how the Boeing ended up there, and locals have different stories to tell about it.
Some believe that the plane was brought up in parts and later put together in the deserted location by an entrepreneur who wanted to turn it into a restaurant but then let go of the idea.
However, this isn’t the only abandoned Boeing in the area. Another one lies beside a Dunkin’ Donuts location and just like the first one, this one is a tourist attraction as well.
As this second one is quite easy to locate, the first one is surrounded by a bunch of ship containers and you need a guide to take you to it.
The plane has no branding on it and another legend attached to it says that it used to serve as someone’s home. It landed on the island in 2007 but only started serving as a tourist attraction 11 years later.
In 2021, the residents of Bali noticed yet another jet which is placed on the top of a cliff at the Nyang-Nyang beach.
For this one, it is knows that it belongs to a Russian guy named Felix Demin, who landed the plane there to attract tourists and awake their curiosity. He hopes the place would become a popular spot for photographers and plans to convert it into tourist accommodation.
However, no matter how good Demin’s idea might sound to some, others believe the plane placed atop the cliff could ruin the sea view.
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In case you visit Bali and you want to see the Boeing 737 and the rest of the abandoned planes, Tony Dunnell, spokesperson for Atlas Obscura, has a few tips and tricks to share. “The view of the plane is obstructed from the highway, so you need to keep your eyes open, or you could easily miss it. When you come across a wall of sea containers on the side of the road, you have arrived. You can see the plane by climbing up onto the containers that surround it. Or, for a better view, head slightly further down the road where you’ll find a path that leads up above the plane. You’ll have to pay a small fee to enter, as the plane is on private property,” he said.
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