Updated: May 29
BALI, also known as the Land of the Gods, is an island and province of Indonesia. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Its capital, Denpasar, is located in the southern part of the island. It has an estimated population of more than 4 million people, 83.5% of which is adhered to Balinese Hinduism, followed by 13.4% Muslim, Christianity at 2.5%, and Buddhism 0.5%. Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy. The exotic island boasts sheer natural beauty of terraced rice fields and attracts with authentic atmosphere and spirituality, exotic temples, looming volcanoes, great beaches, colorful ceremonies and warm hospitality. More than that, Bali is also known for its interesting wildlife parks and monkey forests, beautiful waterfalls, creative arts and crafts, souvenirs shops and lively nightlife. In Bali, surf lovers can experience some of the finest waves on the planet. The best places for surfing are Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Keramas, Medewi and more. Bali’s most famous resorts are located in Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur or Nusa Dua, where a wide range of accommodation and luxury hotels and villas are right on the beach. Ubud is another popular place that is not only the cultural heart of Bali but also enchants with its scenic rice fields, monkey forests, valleys and rivers - a great place for adventure seekers. Overall, Bali offers a great variety of activities - from relaxing on the beach of your hotel, to visiting religious temples, experiencing local culture or exploring the wild nature, the choice is yours.
Here are some suggested places of interest you may visit:
The Mother Temple of Besakih
Tanah Lot Temple - One of the most important Bali's landmarks and popular tourist destination. The temple is located on a rock just offshore.
The Temple of Ulun Danu and Beratan Lake - The temple is both a famous picturesque landmark and a significant temple complex located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul, central Bali.
The Temple of Taman Ayun - The temple was built around 1634 by the ruler of the Mengwi kingdom, and served as a main site of worship among the Mengwi people.
The Kertha Gosa Pavilion - It is an example of Balinese architecture located on the island of Bali, in the city Klungkung. It is a historical building complex. The first function of the pavilion was for the court of law in 1945.
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud
Gitgit Waterfall - Gitgit Waterfall is located only a 10km drive south of North Bali’s main town of Singaraja or an 80km drive north from Kuta. Very beautiful and popular waterfall.
Sekumpul Waterfall in Singaraja
NungNung Waterfall in Petang
Nightlife in Kuta, Seminyak, Legian
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