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Abandoned Airplanes in Bali (no one knows how they got there)

Bali has everything from picturesque beaches to good food to adventurous and fun activities.

And then, there are several abandoned airplanes on the island, and no one knows how they got there.

Abandoned Airplanes Bali:

Inbetween treating yourself in one of the amazing private villas in Bali or in one of the incredible hotels, we recommend you go on a little adventure and search for Bali’s abandoned airplanes.

Here is all you need to know to plan your trip.

1. Boeing 737 in South Kuta

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You can see the big road next to the abandoned airplanes in the back.

The first plane is next to a big road in a residential area south of Kuta.

It is unclear who owns the Boeing 737 and why they transported it to this place.

During my investigation, I heard different stories.

Some people say that a local businessman wanted to transform the plane into a home.

Another story implies that it was planned to open an aviation cinema or museum.

The locals who opened the cargo door for me said that the plane would soon be modified to a restaurant.

Regardless of what will happen to the plane, it is already now a tourist attraction.

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Abandoned Aircraft Bali. Look At This Abandoned Plane In Bali Next To Dunkin Donuts
That’s how the airplane looks inside.
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The cockpit … or what’s left of it.

How much does it cost?

The plane is located in an open space next to a big street. Taking photos from the outside and walking around the aircraft is therefore free.

If you want to enter the plane, you can talk to the locals and ask if they will let you in.

They have asked me for 100.000 IDR, and I paid in the end around 50.000 IDR, which is less than 4 USD.

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I was walking on the wings. So cool!

How to get there?

The abandoned Boeing 737 is located on the left side of Jalan ByPass Ngurah Rai, next to Dunkin’ Donuts.

Click on the map for the directions.

Here are a few more photos of the aircraft.

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Locals were trying to open the cargo door of one of the Abandoned Airplanes for us.
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The last photo and then it’s time to go to the next plane.

2. Boeing 737-200 in Bukit Peninsula

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Side view of the abandoned Boeing 737 from the containers.

Another abandoned Boeing 737 can be found on Bali’s southern peninsula near Pandawa Beach.

This is probably the most famous airplane in Bali.

It is not clear how the plane ended at this location. Various sources state that it was transported there in parts and remounted on site.

The plane is said to be owned by an Australian who planned to transform it into a restaurant.

Due to missing permits, however, construction did not start yet. Another reason could be that the owner ran out of money and left the plane behind.

Another rumor implies that the containers are filled with kitchenware, tables, chairs, and all kinds of other appliances.

There are two ways to get a good view of the plane.

You can climb onto the containers that are between the road and the plane for a side view.

To see the Boeing 737 from the front, go down the street a little further and follow a small path up a hill.

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View from the hill on the abandoned aircraft.

How much does it cost?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to enter the plane or get close to it. It is located on private property and is guarded around the clock.

I offered the guard to pay an entrance fee, but he rejected it.

The view from the containers and the hill is free! (February 3rd, 2018)

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Selfie with one of Bali’s Abandoned Airplanes.

How to get there?

The plane is located at Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, around 5 minutes away from Pandawa beach on Bali’s southern peninsula.

The Boeing 737 itself is not visible from the street as it is placed on a limestone hill. You can, however, see a bunch of enormous shipping containers.

To ensure you don’t miss the place, click on the map for the exact directions.

3. McDonnell Douglas DC 10

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The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is on top of Gate 88 Mall in Bali.

Not far away from the famous Kuta Beach is a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 placed on the never-opened Gate 88 Mall roof.

To access the rooftop, you can use an elevator taking you inside the plane.

The aircraft was owned by different airlines. Initially purchased by British Caledonian Airways, it was sold to a US company that converted it into a cargo plane.

This company sold the rebuilt plane to a cargo operator from Zimbabwe.

The next known station was Jakarta, where the plane was scrapped. The fuselage was transported from there to its current location.

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The view of one of Bali’s Abandoned Airplanes from the street.

How much does it cost?

The whole building is at the moment closed and not in use.

If you want to enter the rooftop for a close-up photo of the plane, you can talk to the security guy. He will show you around for a small tip.

How to get there?

Gate 88 Mall is located at the junction of Jalan Raya Kerobokan and Jalan Raya Semer near sunset road.

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There are abandoned Airplanes parts all over the place.
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A bar made of old aircraft parts. Really cool idea if you ask me!

4. Boeing 737-200 in West Bali

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The abandoned Boeing 737-200 in West Bali.

The Boeing 737-200 in western Bali is probably Bali’s least-known ghost plane.

It is located in the Jembrana region on a massive field under giant electricity pylons.

The whole area is being developed into a residential area.

Unfortunately, I could not find out much about the owners of the aircraft.

The residents of the adjacent village told me that the aircraft would most probably be transformed into an accommodation/ villa.

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I was chilling in the engines.

How much does it cost?

You can visit the plane for free and climb onto the wings or into the front part of the cargo compartment.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to go into the aircraft cabin.

How to get there?

The aircraft is almost 100 km away from Bali’s capital city Denpasar. Once out of town, follow the main road along the coast to the western part of Bali.

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The plane is parked in the middle of a vast area. Not a place where you would expect a plane.

Be very careful if you want to go on your own by scooter as the traffic is actually life-threatening.

The road is used by large trucks and buses that take advantage of the entire road width.

It is possible to go from Denpasar or Kuta to the plane and drive back in one day. However, I recommend you plan the tour with at least one overnight stay.

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The view from the wings.

I have added the exact coordinates of the aircraft to the map because it is tough to find the machine without detailed directions.

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That’s what the cargo compartment of the Boeing 737-200 looks like.
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The ghost plane from behind.

More abandoned places in Bali

1. The “Ghost Town” of Taman Festival Bali

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One of the vast abandoned buildings.
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In the background, you can see the old “Turbo Theater.”

How much does it cost?

It is free to enter the old theme park!

Like many places in Bali and Asia in general, people are asking for an entrance fee.

It is up to you if you want to pay. They usually ask for 10.000 IDR, which is less than 1 USD.

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Artists used the old constructions to showcase their skills.

How to get there?

The old theme park is located close to Sanur Beach.

Click on the map for the directions.

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It is awe-inspiring to see how fast nature takes control over the old buildings.

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  1. Karim says:

    Cool story!

  2. Televisores says:

    Gili Air was a really nice island and much more chilled out / less touristy than Trawangan, but if you want social / nightlife with clubs etc then Trawangan is your best bet. If you have time then Trawangan first for some fun then Gili Air to wind down and relax after that. Nusa Lembongan was nice too. Went on a great snorkelling trip there, saw some huge manta rays etc, but you can probably do that from penida too. South Bali was nice too, uluwatu etc. I hated Kuta and that area!! Never been hassled so much in my life. Traffic was insane!! Overall I liked Bali though. Enjoy!

  3. Hi,
    The Boeing 737-300 next to Dunkin Donuts is belongs to AirCREW Sensation. It will be developed as tourist atraction, flight simulator and cafe. Instagram: aircrewsensationbali

    Thank you

  4. Yulia says:

    The plane in the west was mooved :( we made all the way there and found only few details left …