About Bali
 

The Mystique of Bali

Bali on the map seems such a small island. Indeed it covers a small area of just 5,620 square kilometers, and is one of the smallest islands in the Indonesian archipelago. However, it is a great mistake to think that you can see all of Bali in a couple of days. Apart from a stunning range of scenery that varies every view kilometers and amaze of criss-crossing roads to explore there are thousands of places of interest to discover, and a culture and lifestyle full of exciting events to witness.

Sanur Beach

Sanur, with traditional Intaran as its heart, has been settled since ancient times. Sanur is Baliís first beach resort. It is also Baliís largest traditional village. Now, the ceremonies and festivals in Sanur is bigger and brassier than ever before. But one thing has never changed, Sanur is still calm and refined cultural backwater, and Sanur people are as gracious and charming as the place in which they live.

Kuta Beach

On the western side of the narrow isthmus which leads to Bukit Peninsula is the farmed Kuta Beach. Its lovely sunsets are exciting. Originally a sleepy fishing village, Kuta has developed into a busy holiday resort with hotels, restaurants, discos and shops of all sizes intermingled with local family areas. The surf is ideal for board riding and body surfing.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

Situated on a limestone escarpment overlooking the south bali tourist region, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park showcases the art and culture of the island of the gods amid dramatic natural backdrops and breathtaking panoramic vistas. Visitors will find both monumental splendour and spiritual tranquility all enhanced by modern, efficient facilities and services, whether arriving as one of thousands attending a cultural event or alone to enjoy an al fresco drink and snack while watching the sunset, the visitor will experience the wonder of Balinese culture and the hospitality of Balinese people.

Besakih

The holiest temple in Bali, Besakih on the slopes of the great Mount Agung, is the focal point for all Balinese hindus. In 1979, the great 100-year ceremony of Eka Dasa Rudra, a sacrificial purification ceremony of massive proportions was held there. Besakih is a complex of about 30 temples, the main one being Pura Panataran Agung, which in the main courtyard, has a large three-seated shrine to Brahma, Wisnu, and Siwa, The Hindu holy trinity.

Tanah Lot

Carved out of the landscape by tides, wind and rain, the huge offshore sentinel rock of Tanah Lot is the site of a picturesque sea temple. There is a bridge connecting the mainland at low tide and below the waterline there are reputed to be caves, which shelter large sea-snakes, the guardians of the temple.

   
 
 

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