With 17,000 islands in presence, Bali is indubitably the most famous. Offering a plethora of experiences that are sensual and memorable, visiting Bali should be a priority. With a climate that is agreeable and tropical, you are assured of enjoying the finest of what Bali has to offer, provided you come to the right place. Indulge in Balinese cuisine, which is both flavorful and unique, venture out and experience the numerous tourist attractions and discover what it truly means to be a sun worshipper on the beaches of Bali! Yes, there really are enough and more things to do while on holiday here.
In a general sense, as a tourist, you will have a chance to set your eyes on numerous verdant rice fields, expansive mountain ranges and golden beaches. While in Bali, it would be a great opportunity to view the Gunung Batur, which is an active volcano that sporadically erupted from 1906 right up till 1974. When it comes to the beaches, there is ample opportunity to escape the seriousness of life by indulging in some leisurely snorkelling and diving through the beautiful Indonesian marine life.
If nature is something that you do enjoy, then Bali’s flora and fauna are sure to keep you coming back for more. You will find plenty of kakatoe birds in the islands, east of Bali such as Sumba and Flores, whilst a few are also found in Nusa Penida. There are close to 280 species of birds, some of which include the Long-tailed Shrike, Milky Stork, Red-rumped Swallow, Sacred Kingfisher, Sea Eagle, Woodswallow, and Great Egret. Flowers such as hibiscus, frangipani, bougainvillea, poinsettia, oleander, lotus, roses, and begonias are also in great supply.
While most of Indonesia practices Islam, over 90% of the population in Bali practices Balinese Hinduism. This diminutive island has been called the “Island of a Thousand Puras”, largely thanks to having over 20,000 temples or puras. The practice of Hinduism is characterized by rituals and art. Dance is something that is integral to Balinese culture and is taken rather seriously. Dances that are both intricate and colourful such as pendet, legong, baris, topeng, and barong are practiced.
Moreover, it needs to be said that the cuisine of Bali is regarded as being one of the most famous throughout the world. Highly famed for its Nasi Goreng and Mie Goreng, Balinese cuisine employs tantalizing condiments such as cilantro, peanut sauce and basil leaves to offer up tastes that are as unique and beautiful as the island of Bali, itself.
Last but not least, the island of Bali is well known for its numerous artisans who are adept in crafting out a cornucopia of quality handicrafts. These also include ikat and batik cloth and clothing, while wooden and stone carvings, painted art and silverware are also highly sought after by tourists as mementoes of their memorable visit to this unique tropical island.