Bali - Indonesia : Best Island in the World


This is the most famous island in Indonesia. Awesome place that holds the combined beauty of the spectacular natural landscape and culture that is so alluring. Beauty in harmony with the people warm and friendly. Here the culture continue to be preserved from generation to generation. There are no travelers and hence clamorous sound of drums beating of indigenous and traditional instruments performed.

As destiansi most popular in Indonesia, Bali has the best resort in the world combined with charming beaches and lively nightlife. Travel and Leisure magazine chose Bali as the World's Best Island in 2009, while Lonely Planet's pick Bali as the second Best of Travel 2010.

Bali is known as the island of gods, thousand temples island, or an island paradise. Outstanding natural beauty, like a volcano that looks close and big, endless green rice fields that provide a sense of peace and tranquility, as well as the grains of sand and the beauty of the sea is amazing. Feel by your gentle breeze and clouds in the sky-wine seems to be offering endless natural beauty.

In Bali you will find works of art and cultural greatness. Dent details and symbols as if born from creativity without limits and continue to improve myself. Bali also has a dramatic dance and diverse customary ceremonies, arts and crafts and wonderful quality. Many interesting things to offer this exotic island, ranging from spiritual life to the culinary and extraordinary experience, from surfing, diving to jungle trekking in challenging your courage. You will find beautiful temple that was built with you wherever you menjejakan amazing legs in this magnetized magical island.

Balinese society that adheres to Balinese Hinduism devout, dedicated most of his life in a traditional ceremony that aims to maintain harmony in the world. Therefore, this small island to save a lot of culture shock in it. Bali is a gathering place for many tourists from all over the world, ranging from tourists who come to surf the waves of Kuta Beach, Uluwatu and Dreamland, to tourists who come to enjoy the beautiful panorama of mountains and lakes in the Lake Batur, Kintamani, or Beratan in Bedugul, until tourists who come just to shop or spend time at the beach. 

On the Beach

White sandy beach in Bali is a favorite place for families who are on vacation. There are a variety of water sports are available, such as banana boat, parasailing, jet skiing, swimming or just sunbathing. visited the islands around Bali, submarine ride and see the underwater life of the submarine safe. The most famous beaches in Bali are Kuta Beach, a best place to see the sunset, the dramatic and fascinating. Lined along the beach hotels, ranging from five star hotels to homestays, restaurants, shops, and cafes. While this region began the evening with a variety of lively night clubs and bars.

If you prefer to enjoy a quiet dinner, go to Jimbaran, a place which is famous for seafood barbeque at night while watching from a distance the planes landing and taking off from the airport of Ngurah Rai. Here the best located hotels such as the Four Seasons in Bali and Bali Intercontinental hotel. Jimbaran is also famous for its dance Barongnya.
To the west there Legian Kuta and Seminyak. On the other side of the peninsula there is Sanur Beach is also the place berjamurnya hotel and restaurant. There is also Nusa Dua if you prefer the beaches are less crowded and facing luxury hotels.

Surfing and Diving in Bali

Start point for surfers usually at Kuta Beach. However, the best waves at Uluwatu in Bali, the most southern part of the island of Bali, a place that is often used as an international surfing competition. Best time to surf is from April to September when the wind was blowing to the southeast.

The surfers also like the waves in the near Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, an island located in the southeast of Bali and overlooks the Indian Ocean. This island is 45 minutes by boat from Nusa Dua or Sanur. Here the waves are known as Playground Surf Break, Shipwreck Surf Break, Ceningan Reef Surf Break up Lacerating Surf Break.

Nusa Penida, strong waves flow because this strait separates Bali from Lombok. In the southwestern part of Nusa Penida there is Manta Point and Malibu Point place for divers to swim with Travally, big rays, and even sharks. In the Blue Corner you can
fish Moia. At the most eastern tip of Bali there Padang Bay and Cemeluk, better known as Amed beach that is perfect for diving, in this place you will be greeted by cardinal fish, black snappers, and damsel fish.

While in the north-west coast of Bali in Bali Barat National Park, the best diving spots in the reef flat Menjangan, ruins anchor, garden eels and caves to be explored. Close and still in Park West Bali, you can click on this link. (Warning: This link leads to another place in Indonesia).

Rafting, Biking, and eco-tour

Bali invites you to pump up the adrenalin with rafting down the spectacular Ayung River in Ubud. Here you can also play bungy jumping from the top of a high cliff hinga almost touching the river.

If you love cycling, Ubud and its surroundings is a wonderful city for cycling, like in the movie "Eat, Pray, Love". There are also paths for cycling in the southern part of Uluwatu. Mountaineers would like to climb Mount Agung. Begin the climb from the back through the village temple or Sebudi. However, make sure to ask permission first from the temple officers, because religion in Bali prohibits a person stands higher than the temple, especially when the ceremony is in progress. Experienced climbers spent 6 to 8 hours and you are advised to start the climb in the morning and was escorted by an experienced guide.

West Bali National Park

For those of you who enjoyed trekking, bertandanglah to West Bali National Park. This national park covering an area of ​​76 312 hectares, located in the district of Jembrana and Buleleng. Entered in the Jembrana side close to the motorway Melaya Denpasar-Gilimanuk. This national park offers an unspoiled tropical nature and is home to a rare parrot hundred remaining tail. This bird is white and pretty, with black wingtips and blue lines around his eyes. There is also a Javan buffalo or bull rare, with 30 to 40 head remaining in the depths of the forest. Other animals that are here, among others, elk, deer, leopards, ferrets, monkeys, and several other species of monkeys.

Visitors who want to Bali West must obtain prior permission can be obtained for free at Cekik, Labuan Lalang or at the office of the Ministry of Forestry in Renon, Denpasar. Although there is a shelter here, trekkers should bring their own bedding, mosquito repellent, food, water and other supplies. There is a modest hotel available in Labuan Lalang or in Gilimanuk and State.

Mangrove tour Benoa

Eco-tourism is interesting that travel through the mangrove forests or mangrove uphill path made of wood. This forest is located near Benoa Harbour in Suwung You, approximately 21 km to the south of Denpasar. Mangrove Information Center, was opened in 2003, devoted to the study and preservation of mangrove areas. Covers an area of ​​approximately 200 acres, in this region there is a nursery area of ​​7,700 m², a small road made of wood for observation and exploration, and meditation hut to rest and floating decks.

Mangroves play an important role in the life cycle of the food chain for marine and mangrove provide key breeding areas for living creatures in the sea is very important for the marine food chain. And if there is a tsunami, mangroves act as a buffer zone and defense for marine life.

The best time to visit the mangrove forests are in the morning or during the day, the best times to see various species of birds that make the mangrove habitat.

Performing Culture

In Bali, dance and drama are an integral part of worship in the temple and the celebration, which was held in sacred. Each village has a different celebration date, and tourists can see dance performances everywhere.
Villages in Bali offers cultural performances aimed for tourists. Barong dance was held in the morning in the village Batubulan. It is a timeless story of the fight between good and evil.

Kecak dance staged by more dramatic in the open field at the Pura Tanah Lot with background sun slowly descends into the sea from the horizon in this beautiful temple. Kecak Dance tells the story of Ramayana is the story Rama's wife, Sita that Ravana kidnapped. Rama saw a deer in the forest, and he chased gold, but before he made a circle around Sita and warned her not to get out of the loop to keep it safe. Persuade Ravana to Sita and took her out of the circle. To save her, Prince Rama helped the white monkey god, Hanuman. Kecak dance rhythm and music based on the simultaneous sound of hundreds of people who represent the forces Hanuman who sat in a circle. As the sun set and darkness fell, the arena is dramatically lit by torchlight.

Peliatan village famous Legong Keraton beautiful and fantastic gamelan musical instruments. Another interesting dance Line - dance of the knights, and Mask Dance - This is a solo performance that expresses the character and human emotions.

Shop

Bali is an island that produces the best artists and crafters, where creativity flows from each village. Painter, wood carver, and the dancers are experts in here, with the artistic traditions passed down from generation to generation.

Souvenirs that you can buy in Bali is painting. To buy the best paintings, visit Galer-gallery in Ubud and you are ready to admire the work of the artist, the painting before you decide which one to buy. Bali painting is framed with carved wooden matches. For the best wood carving, go to the village of Mas master wood carver work place. If you are looking for gold and silver jewelery, go to Celuk village.
However, if you are thinking of bringing home souvenirs for friends and relatives, the best place is Sukowati market, where you will be overwhelmed with so many choices in Sina. Balinese wood carving is very popular and you can find it in Tegallantang, Pujung and Sebatu. To get an elegant ceramics, Jenggala Ceramics in Jimbaran is a place that must be visited. They are very spacious gallery, located just 10 minutes from the airport, offering a wide range of design cutlery and kitchen equipment locally at affordable prices.

If you want to buy casual and fashionable clothes on a hot day, its place is in Kuta, where there are many shops and boutiques selling a variety of shirts, surf clothing, flip-flops to the unique trinkets.

If you intend to buy souvenirs durable foods, Balinese coffee is coffee scented fragrance that should be purchased. You also may want to buy aromatherapy essential oil to be mixed in your bathtub.

Spa

Bali now has become a trend setter Spa in Southeast Asia. Almost all luxury hotel offers a unique and classy spa where guests can enjoy the luxury and pampering treatments.

Here you will be pampered with a massage aromatherapy, herbs wrapped, and scrub with essential oils that can only be enjoyed by the royal princess, modified with modern technological methods. Two spa resort in Bali offering thalassotherapy made of marine wealth that contain the minerals and oligo elements into potions to massage and directly absorbed by the blood to provide balance in the body.

A number of spa located in the middle of the green hills landscape beautiful and incredible views overlooking the river or sea that gives peace and relaxation. Each spa has advantages and uniqueness of each.

Weekend at Bagus Jati provides an opportunity for you to enjoy a delicious and healthy food, lots of activities to indulge in a tropical forest. Here the herbs created to restore the body, mind, and soul, cleansing the body of all toxins. Yoga regularly will complete this treatment.

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