As one of Asia’s most beautiful tourist spots and the world’s most exotic holiday destination, Bali attracts over 1,000,000 visitors from around the world. Geographically, Bali lies between Java Island and Lombok Island.
Bali is a small island that stretches from west to east about 140 km and from south to north about 80 km. Bali Province is divided into nine regencies with its own capital (8 regencies and 1 municipality).
Buleleng covers an area of 1,365,88 square kilometers or around 24 percent of Bali land. Jembrana covers an area of 841,80 km2 or about 14,94 percent, Karangasem 839,54 km2 or about 15 percent of Bali land, Badung 420,09 km2, Denpasar 123,98 km2, Gianyar 368 km2, Klungkung 315,00 km2 and Bangli 520,81 km2 or about 31 percent.
There are almost 3.6 million inhabitants.
The highest of a string of volcanic mountains running from west to east is the Gunung Agung Volcano, 3,142 meters above sea level, which exploded last in 1963.
Located just eight to nine degrees south of the equator, Bali has a tropical climate with an average temperature of only two seasons (wet and dry) around 28C.
Bali’s famous rice terraces, some of the most spectacular in the world, host the wide and gentle sloping southern regions. Coffee, copra, spices, vegetables, rice and cattle are the main products in the hilly northern coastal regions.
Our Balinese have very strong spiritual roots and their culture is still alive despite the large influx of tourists throughout the year.
The main religion in Bali is Hindhu Dharma, originally from India, but the way of practicing is different compared to India because the Hindhu in Bali has mixed with Buddhist, Javanese and ancient indigenous beliefs.
Balinese temple is Hindu worship place. Every Hindu family has a family temple to worship Hyang Widhi and their ancestors, so the island of Bali has thousands of temples.
Almost every day, the rituals or ceremonies in Bali cover five major ceremonies: rituals for God, ancestor, priest, ceremonies on human life and the evil spirits..
The famous tourist area is Kuta that has been booming since 1970 due to white beaches, beautiful surfing and beautiful sunset. Today Kuta, with hundreds of hotels, shops, bars and restaurants, is a major tourist destination.
For those seeking a little peace and quiet, Sanur, Candidasa, Amed and Tulamben on the east coast tend to be more sedate. Nusa Dua houses many five-star hotels on the island’s southernmost peninsula.
In the hilly region of Gianyar, Ubud’s central village has also flourished as a tourist attraction and is now considered Bali’s artistic and cultural center.