Bali

Traditional dance

The island of Bali has been widely known as the exotic heaven filled with unique arts and ceremonies. Breathtaking panoramas such as terraced ricefields, with rivers and small irrigation streams disecting a luscious green landscape, filing the air with the enchanting sounds of running water. A home to a friendly and remarkably artistic Balinese.

Unlike most of Islam-majority Indonesia, the majority of Bali's population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, formed from a combination of existing local beliefs and Hindu influences from mainland Southeast Asia and South Asia.

The island is surrounded by coral reefs. Beaches in the south tend to have white sand while those in the north tend to have black sand.

The main tourist locations are the town of Kuta (along with its accompanying beach), Sanur, Jimbaran, Seminyak and the newer development of Nusa Dua. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is located near Jimbaran, on the isthmus joining the southernmost part of the island to the main part of the island.

Images courtesy of Indonesian Culture and Tourism

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Hindu prayer
Getting geady to fight
Rice terraces abound

Underwater Recommendations

Bali has a large number of outstanding dive sites ranging from muck diving in Secret Bay to wreck diving in Tulamben.

Getting There

Ngurah Rai International Airport off Denpassar is a very busy airport with many international airlines scheduling daily flights.

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