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Bali, the famed island of the Gods
Bali is an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country’s 33 provinces with its capital city at Denpasar on the south of the island.
Bali is small as you can drive around the entire coast in one long. Seeing lovely flowers on a frangipani tree, lush rice terraces, touch the charming of temple ceremonies, fascinating dance performance in Bali style. Bali has something to offer a very broad market of visitors.
Major beaches and town
is the capital of Bali and has a number of cultural and historical sites. There are here many community temples called “Pura”. Bali’s picturesque countryside and most of the beautiful temples are just outside of Denpasar. Some of the villages worth visiting are Celuk (for its silverware), Ubud (to have a glimpse at the finest of Bali’s art-dance, music, and paintings) and Bedulu for its elephant cave.
is Bali’s most famous tourist spot. It is at a short distance from Denpasar and it’s easily access to and from the city by public transport. There are number of famous hotels on this small island. Offshore reefs protect the beach against the waves and make it popular for windsurfing, boating and other water sports.
is also a popular one for surfing although currents make it less suitable for swimming. It is also famous for its magnificent sunset, nightlife, and shopping options.
the smallest city, was the oldest kingdom on the island. The former seat of the Javanese Hindu Kingdom in Bali from where Balinese royalty draws its bloodline. The Kerta Gosa or Royal Court of Justice built in the 18th century is specially known for its ceiling murals painting in the traditional wayang style.
In additional, there are lots of shopping options in Bali. Some of the favorite shopping items are casual and tailored clothing, jewelry, leather ware, handicrafts, antiques, and artifacts. Department stores of Denpasar and street markets of Kuta, or Sanur sell items at very reasonable prices.
The peak season for Bali is the months of July, August, and September (this the main holiday season in Australia and New Zealand). The weather is most dry in these months, and it is likely to rain very rarely. However, because the island is very crowded at this time, we would rather recommend coming in April or May, when the weather is almost just as nice, and there are less tourists.
Idyllic Bali is both a physical paradise and a place of almost mystic spirituality. The Balinese have preserved a native optimism and sense of sanctity about their rich culture. There are stunning sunsets, sculpted rice terraces and a temple in almost every corner. For less-spiritual seekers, this steamy island also has great surfing and a rollicking night life. You can just simply put Bali as one of the most beautiful places on earth.