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[Asia Travel] Indonesia: Bali

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Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination. Bali is very famous for its beach resorts and is visited by many tourists all year round. There are places that are registered as World Heritage Sites, and it is a very attractive place with abundant nature. Bali is a relatively safe place in Indonesia, and it is an advantage that you can travel with great peace of mind. Bali has many places to enjoy, such as historical buildings, shopping centers and downtown areas.

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Location

Bali is east of Java, Indonesia.

History

People had already settled in Bali around 2000 BC. In the Middle Ages, Hindus came and entered the Hindu Javanese era. Bali became more connected with the Kingdom of Majapahit in the 1300s. When the Kingdom of Majapahit was destroyed by the Islamic dynasty, the Majapahits settled in Bali. Although there was a Dutch advance in modern times, Balinese was not so important and Balinese autonomy continued. After World War II, there was Indonesian independence, but Bali became part of Indonesia in 1950.

Climate

Bali has a savanna climate. The rainy season is from October to March, and the dry season is from April to September. Throughout the year, the average temperature is between 24 ° C and 33 ° C, and the humidity is always high, around 80%.

Language

The official language of Indonesia is Indonesian. In addition, Javanese and Balinese are also used.

Security

Bali is one of the safest places in Indonesia and is known for its very low incidence of heinous crimes. However, it is an area with a lot of pickpockets aimed at tourists, so caution is required. Also, be aware that you may be charged an exorbitant fee if you go to a privately owned store.

Race

Malays are the mainstream in Indonesia. Others are Javanese, Sundanese, and foreigners.

industry

Bali has become a global tourist destination and is said to be a model for beach resorts throughout Southeast Asia. The tourism industry is the most famous, and prices are cheaper than in developed countries, making it a very popular tourist destination. Bali is also active in agriculture and fishing. Looking at changes in the working population, 35% are engaged in agriculture and fishing.

religion

In Indonesia, Muslims are the most common, but there are also Catholics and Hindus. Bali is overwhelmingly Hindu. Historically, it has a strong connection with Hinduism.

currency

Rupiah is used in Indonesia.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Tirta Empul Temple

The Tirta Empul Temple is a place where holy water springs. Outside the temple, there is a bath with a holy spring, where many Hindus are bathing.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Tanah Lot Temple

A temple that many tourists visiting Bali always visit. The temple built on Iwashima has a very nice view and is the place where you can see the most beautiful sunset in the world.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Besakih temple

It is a holy place for Hindus living in Bali. It is a place where more than 30 temples are gathered, and it is said to have a unique culture.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Uluwatu temple

A temple on the western edge of the Badun Peninsula. Located on a precipitous cliff, it is the setting for the Kecak dance. The Kecak dance, which is performed every day from 19:00 at Uluwatu Temple, is a famous traditional dance that represents Bali.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Goa Gajah 

A very mysterious religious site in Ubud. There is a relief of the witch Randa at the entrance of the cave made by hollowing out the rock. It is said that a witch lives in this place.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Mount Agung

Mount Agung at an altitude of 3142m. It is revered as the most sacred mountain by the Balinese people. It is also a place visited by tourists.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

A temple in Candi Knin Park. It is a place built on a very beautiful lake and is visited by many tourists. It is a temple that was used as a Buddhist temple.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Taman Ayun Temple

Bali’s most graceful garden temple. Tourists are not allowed inside, but you can see the precincts from the surrounding promenade. It’s a very popular place.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Gunung Kawi

Bali’s largest cave ruins. The temple grounds are full of nature, with a large pond where carps swim and a bathhouse.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Bali Zoo

A zoo that keeps animals. There are also animals that are endemic to Southeast Asia, so you should be able to enjoy it. The elephant safari where you can ride an elephant is very popular.

Sightseeing spot 11 : Bali Safari & Marine Park

This is a safari park focusing on endangered animals. You can take a tram to see the area where the animals live.

Sightseeing spot 12 : Puri Lukisan Museum

A museum founded around the Ubud Royal Palace. With numerous exhibits ranging from classical to contemporary paintings, this is a great place for art lovers.

Sightseeing spot 13 : Arma Museum

A museum boasting an abundant storage of works. You can see the works of Indonesian artists. There is a cafe, so you can relax.

Sightseeing spot 14 : Tegalalang Rice Terrace

A natural tourist spot that represents Bali. Among the rice terraces in Bali, it is especially popular, with palm trees growing and full of tropical feeling.

Sightseeing spot 15 : Jartilwi Rice Terrace

Countryside at the foot of Mt. Batukau in central Bali. Known to be a very beautiful sight, it is also the first place in Bali to be registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

Sightseeing spot 16 : Kuta beach

Many surfers come to Bali’s famous beaches. There are many cheap lodgings for surfers who stay for a long time in the surrounding area

Sightseeing spot 17 : Nusa Dua beach

A beach famous for its beautiful seawater in Bali. The perfect place for snorkeling, where you can see beautiful fish up close.

Sightseeing spot 18 : Jimbaran beach

It is a beach with a golden sandy beach. There are many luxury hotels in the surrounding area, and at night there are stalls on this beach. You can enjoy the night view while eating.

Sightseeing spot 19 : Legian Beach

Compared to other beaches, there are very few people, so it is a beach where you can play slowly. It is close to Kuta Beach.

Sightseeing spot 20 : Kintamani

The Kintamani Plateau is a very scenic spot with a spectacular view. It is a standard tourist spot that many people visit every year.

Sightseeing spot 21 : Ubud

Ubud is known as the center of art and entertainment in Bali. Luxury resorts are opening one after another in this area, and it is known as a place with a lot of natural spots.

Sightseeing spot 22 : Waterbom Bali

An amusement park with a huge waterslide. A fairly famous water park in Southeast Asia, it is the place most tourists visit.

Sightseeing spot 23 : Ubud market

A famous market in Ubud. There are various shops, and you can buy souvenirs here. It’s a very busy place.

Sightseeing spot 24 : Ubud Palace

It is the site of the Ubud royal palace and is known as a landmark in the center of Ubud. You can get a glimpse of the life of that era.

Sightseeing spot 25 : Bali Bird Park

Bali Bird Park is divided into 7 areas. About 250 kinds of birds from all over the world are exhibited in each area. It is a very famous place in Bali.

Sightseeing spot 26 : Monkey Forest

Monkey Farest is a nature reserve in the Ubud district. You can also take pictures and play with the monkeys that live in this area.

Hotel

Bali has a lot of accommodations. Ngurah Rai International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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