Introduction To Bali Island – Indonesia

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Published on October 17, 2018 | Accommodation, Bali Culture, Bali Style, Culture, Tips, Travel

Who doesn’t know of Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, Indonesia’s own sparkling crown jewel…

Bali Island, located in the center of Indonesia. There’s so much to love about Bali thanks to its breathtaking natural landscapes.

You can go from hot and sunny along the coasts to cool and misty on the island’s central lake districts. There are beaches, jungles, waterfalls, cool hills, mountains, rivers and some of the best shopping you will ever experience.

Introduction To Bali Island
Ulun Danu Temple | Photo Source : (Dennis Rochel)

One of the most endearing things about Bali is its people and culture. The Balinese are predominantly Hindu and are gentle, helpful and friendly people who are very much ingrained in their ancient culture.

They are also very devout, and their days are filled with prayers, rituals and ceremonies which you are most welcomed to witness if you ever come across a procession on the streets, on the beach or in other public areas.

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Melasti Ritual | Photo Source : (Alitdesign on Pexels)

Just remember not to stand in front of them while they are praying. On these occasions, usually they will wear a traditional Balinese dress. Women will wear white kebaya with a sash and a kamen, which is similar to a sarong and the men, a white shirt and a kamen.

While in Bali, you could watch a traditional Balinese dance performance like the Kecak Dance at Pura Luhur Uluwatu or the Barong Dance and the Legong Dance at your hotel or while you ’re visiting the Royal Palace in Ubud. Don’t forget to check out the Ubud Market while you’re there for some pretty arts and crafts.

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Gianyar Art Market

If you’re in South Bali, you’ll have your pick of entertainment. Here is where most of the development takes place, so expect world-class restaurants, bars, beach clubs, shopping, spa, hotels, villas and challenging traffic. In Central Bali, you can enjoy Bali’s art and culture in Ubud or immerse in nature at Lake Tamblingan and Buyan in the cooler temperatures of Bedugul and Munduk.

In West Bali, you’ll find the West Bali National Park, perfect for those who love the great big outdoors. Both West Bali and East Bali are world-famous sites for diving and snorkeling.

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Lempuyang Temple | Photo Source ( Wanderers and Warriors )

Mountain lovers can get close to the holy Mount Agung in Karangasem, the location to the Mother Temple, Besakih or climb up Mount Batur in Kintamani, which stands at 1717 metres above sea level and in North Bali, you can relax in the coastal town of Lovina and explore Singaraja, the old Dutch capital.

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