Indonesia · Bali
Bali, island and propinsi (or provinsi; province) in the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. It is situated 1.6km east of the island of Java, separated by the narrow Bali Strait. It is a perfect holiday destination for all ages offers something for everyone. Bali offers not just various customs but also various “adrenalin pump” parks.
Bali is on every traveler’s bucket list. There you discover beautiful temples and beaches that will take your breath away. It is the beautiful island that millions dream of escaping to for a week, a month or even a lifetime. As an island full of good vibes and healing energy, no wonder it’s a surfer’s paradise and a yogi’s heaven. The funny thing is that Bali is only one tiny rock, smack in the middle of 17000 other islands that make up Indonesia. With its turquoise waters, lush green rice terraces, volcanos and friendly people, it is no wonder it is the most popular of the bunch.
This tropical paradise has a unique blend of modern tourist facilities combined with wonderful shopping and a rich past and heritage. After white water rafting that has gained popularity in Bali, comes offshore rafting or ocean rafting. The more adventurous sort of amusement has now become an alternative sport for tourists. Meanwhile white water rafting is still a popular activity with trips on Ayung, Telaga Waja, Unda Rivers, etc. The tourists can refresh their mind by watching beautiful scenery along the route.
As for recreation, there is no shortage of options. Nature walks, horseback riding, diving, surfing – even bungy jumping – await the adventurous here.
The culture of Bali is unique. People say that the Balinese people have reached self-content. The Balinese people are proud of having preserved their unique Hindu culture against the advance of Islam, the dominant religion throughout Indonesia. This is still reflected in days to day life and can be seen in the numerous ceremonies, Balinese festivals and magnificent temples and palaces.
The Balinese are skilled artisans, particularly in woodcarving and in fashioning objects of tortoiseshell and of gold, silver and other metals. The Balinese are noted for their traditional dance, the distinctive music of the gamelan and for their skills in weaving cloth of gold and silver threads, Songket, as well as for embroidering silk and cotton clothing. Stone and woodcarvings, traditional and modern paintings and intricately designed jewelry in gold and silver are readily available in shops and galleries throughout the island.