Bali is the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago. The island is home to an ancient culture that’s known for its warm hospitality. Exotic temples and palaces set against stunning natural backdrops are some of the top attractions. Bali is situated between Indonesia’s islands of Lombok and Java and has a population of approximately 4.36 million with the majority of people following the religion of Balinese Hinduism and the remainder following a mostly Islamic religion although there are also other religions observed on the island including Christianity.
|Population||Province of Bali in (2019 est) reached 4.36 million or only 1.63% of Indonesia's total population of 267 million. The total population of men is 2.19 million and women are 2.17 million.|
|Size||The island of Bali lies 3.2 km east of Java, and is approximately 8 degrees south of the equator. Bali and Java are separated by the Bali Strait. East to west, the island is approximately 153 km wide and spans approximately 112 km (70 mi) north to south.|
|Temperatures||Average Year-round ( January until December) Temperature stands at around 26 -31 °C (86 °F) with a humidity level of about 85%|
|Time Zone||GMT + 8 Hours ( Indonesian Standard Time or Central Indonesian Time (WITA)|
|Electricity||Voltage: 230V, Frequency: 50Hz, Sockets: Type C/F|
|Country Dialling Code||+ 62|
|Religion||85% Hinduism, 13,37% Islam, 2,47% Christianity, 0,5% Buddhism|
|Language||Indonesian and Balinese|
The culture of Bali is one of slow pace, the people are very tolerant and welcoming to visitors, however, they are also very modest and polite people so dress modestly and behave modestly. Public displays of affection are frowned upon in Indonesia, Balinese are more tolerant than the mainland of Indonesia.
Bali weather is typified by sunny, tropical days and balmy nights. It is mostly warm and humid with temperatures that range between 26-31 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The dry season, from May to September, sees sunnier days, while one can expect precipitation levels to reach the highest during the wet or ‘rainy’ season, with intermittent downpours between October and April.
Bali is the best tourist city in Indonesia that is often visited by a variety of foreign and local tourists because in Bali there are several beautiful and historic tourist objects and attractions. When it comes to things to do in Bali, your holiday can be filled with culture, nature, art, and the spiritual. The spectacular beaches of Kuta, Nusa Dua and Seminyak offer hours of swimming, surfing and sunbathing, while the cultural area of Ubud is known for its picturesque rice terraces. Get away from the crowds by visiting the north-eastern coast and neighbouring Lombok, where hidden waterfalls are waiting to be discovered. Bali's west coast has tapering ranges of mountains covered in lush forests, rice fields, and bountiful vegetation. The island also has hundreds of historical sites that have stood the test of time. From royal palaces to holy temples.
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Tegalalang Terrace Rice, Ubud
Luhur Lempuyang Temple
Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, and performing arts. Balinese cuisine is also distinctive. Balinese percussion orchestra music, known as gamelan, is highly developed and varied. Balinese performing arts often portray stories from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana but with heavy Balinese influence. Famous Balinese dances include pendet, legong, baris, topeng, barong, gong keybar, and kecak (the monkey dance). Bali boasts one of the most diverse and innovative performing arts cultures in the world, with paid performances at thousands of temple festivals, private ceremonies, or public shows.
Bali City Tour
Nightlife in Bali emerges as the sun sets over the western coastline. The beaches of Kuta, Seminyak and Legian have some of the best nightlife spots on the island. Live bars host occasional gigs from international artists, while resort-owned bars transform into more dynamic places, where you can enjoy live DJs and bands until late. In other parts of the island, some of Bali’s top nightlife spots are known for impressive locations and winning menus, such as Ku De Ta on the Seminyak coast and the Rock Bar at Ayana Resort. Getting around at night is relatively easy – taxi drivers know how to get to the island’s bars and nightclubs like the back of their hand.
A day of shopping in Bali often results in a treasure trove of fine arts and handicrafts. Bargaining in local markets, shops and art galleries is common practice – getting a good price largely depends on your bargaining prowess and good humour. Remember to bring along some cash as not all places accept credit cards. Bali also has an exciting culinary scene – one that’s consistently changing. from food stalls (warung) serving traditional and local fare to fine-dining restaurants specialising in fusion and international dishes. The island is an international gathering place, so it’s no surprise to see a wide range of dining options to suit every palate and budget level.