Bali is an island and a province of Indonesia, often referred as the island of the Gods. It is a popular tourist destination which has seen a significant rise in numbers of visitors’ since1980s. So if you are pondering what’s so special about this Asian island or planning on visiting someday, the answers are not far fetched that’s why tourism-related business makes up to 80% of its economy.
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Bali is one the world’s top tourist destination due to her mesmerizing sites and archeological monuments. The island is home to numerous wildlife, lakes, forests, waterfalls, paddy fields, temples, retreats and beautiful ancient villages. Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, i.e. the areas with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone, over 500 reef building coral species can be found. For comparison, this is about seven times as many as in the entire Caribbean. The island numerous rain forests support the existence of various species of animals. The island biodiversity was better preserved with the establishment of the West Bali National Park a natural conservation with pure ecosystem managed by the zone system for multiple research purpose involving education, tourism and recreation.
Bali has a rich cultural heritage which has been preserved for centuries, with beautiful architectural Hindu temples serving as spiritual, cultural and historical significance center for many. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali. Bali is also renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, and performing arts. Local and international cuisine is available at resorts, restaurants or local diners, be rest assured you will be delighted.
Bali is a great travel destination because of its attractive surroundings (both mountain and coastal areas), diverse tourist attractions, excellent international and local hotels, and the friendliness of the local people. According to BBC Travel released in 2011, Bali is one of the World’s Best Islands, ranking second after Santorini in Greece. Kuta Beach, Pandawa Beach is a few of the famous tourist locations in the northern part of Bali, which own beautiful calm sea water, blackish chromatic sand and the sea with its dolphins. One of the favorites is the Lovina Beach, famous for dolphin watching.
Bali has several significant holy sites dating back to the 14th century. The Ubud Monkey Forest, iconic Uluwatu Temple, Besakih Temple (Mother Temple), Ubud Art Market, Bali Safari and Marine Park, Kintamani and Mount Batur are few of its enthralling wonders.
Also, the Banjar hot water spring is a natural hot wellspring from the ground and it is believed it heals diseases it is opened to the public. The Bali Safari and Marine Park is the island’s largest animal theme park and home to over 60 species of animals. Bali’s volcanic mountains have contributed to its exceptional fertility and its tall mountain ranges provide the high rainfall that supports the vastly productive agricultural sector. South of the mountains is a broad, steadily descending area where most of Bali’s largest rice crop is grown
Whether is a trip for research, leisure or spiritual divination,Bali is waiting, go explore her wonders and hospitality you will be elated.
Wow, I love a place with beautiful beaches. I know a lot of people this end go to Bali on vacation. I’ve never been myself but here good things, and your post confirms that!
From your pictures it looks beautiful. I would love to explore all the trails and wetlands. I will add this to my bucketlist!
always loved bali though it reminds a lot of my hometown Phuket Thailand, it has similarities! But Singapore! One great city I say!
Oh my goodness, you have definitely made me want to visit Bali! It looks absolutely beautiful in your photos, and sounds incredible too. It seems like a great place to relax and rest, but also have fun seeing tourist sights!
I spent 3 weeks in Bali back in 2007 and it is still one of my favourite places I’ve travelled to – it’s so chilled out and I remember staying in some amazing accommodation for next to nothing!
How a wonderful destination. I have red many articles about beautiful destinations. And Bali is a one of places I must go.
How wonderful it is. I have a list of places I want to vistit. And after reading this post, I have a destination to go. Thanks
I would love to go to Bali! What a perfect place! I have heard it is beautiful and your post confirms it! My next holiday is in Gran Canaria, not bali thoug. maybe next time
Indonesia is really beautiful! And Bali sure tops the list! It has been on my bucket list since forever! The beaches are amazing! 🙂
I keep hearing so much about Bali. Lots of digital nomads like to move there. I had no idea this island houses the Indonesian Film Festival. That’s great to know.
Wow this is cool I have heard nothing but great about Bali! As a digital nomad I am intrigued 🙂
I have seen so many beautiful pictures of Bali. If it weren’t on my bucket list it definitely is now. I am sure I would love exploring all of the wonders they have there.
I would definitely love to visit. Everyone I know who has been loves it, and the pictures on Pinterest make me want to gooo!
This is awesome information about Bali. I have always heard great things about Bali and would love to visit there some day. The history alone of some places would be so amazing to see in person. Thanks for sharing the information.
Many of my friends visited bali and I would love to visit one day :D…. This is such a great info thanks 🙂
Bali is at the top of our list’s !! Infact we are heading there in early 2018 to travel for a month. Your post has me so excited ahh cant wait 🙂