Bali is an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east, separated by the Bali Strait, Known as the Island of a Thousand Puras or Island of the Gods, it is also the largest tourist destination in bali the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather,metalwork, music, temples and shrines.
The island is surrounded by coral reefs and beaches in the south which tend to have white sand while those in the north and west have black sand. Bali has no major waterways, although the Ho River is navigable by small sampan boats. Black sand beaches between Pasut and Klatingdukuh are being developed for tourism, but apart from the seaside temple of Tanah Lot, they are not yet used for significant tourism. Taman Ayun Temple, the Pakerisan Valley in Gianvar, rice terraces in Tabanan with the ‘subak’ system and Batukaru will be proposed to UNESCO as World Heritage sites by Bali administration.
The beaches in Bali,diving sites in Bunaken, Mount Rinjan in Lombok and various national parks in Sumatra are just a few examples of popular scenic destinations. These natural attractions are complemented by a rich cultural heritage that reflects Indonesia’s dynamic history and ethnic diversity. Gitgit Waterfall is located in the plateau area and is surrounded by tropical tree and emits the constantly natural water debit during the year. The voice of the waterfalls around the charming nature is amazing and there are some plantations protecting the rain forest around the waterfall and you may get to see some wild monkeys drinking water from this waterfall. Kertha Gosa is a tourism place which is a lot of visited by tourists in Bali located in Klungkung Town, east part of Bali with The ceiling of this Taman Gili Building is full decorated by the dressy puppets painting of Kamasan style narrating the human life in this earth and eternity. The Bali Museum is a museum of art and history located in Denpasar and there are flowers, flowers everywhere. You’ll see and smell the fragrance of hibiscus, bougainvillea, jasmine, and water lilies. Magnolia, frangipani, and a variety of orchids are found in many front yards and gardens, along roads, and in temple grounds.
Virtually everybody comes to Bali to shop, and even if shopping wasn’t the ultimate aim, you’ll still end up with fascinating and irresistible buys. Bali is a treasure trove of fine art and handicrafts, antique and semi-antique furniture, paintings, delicately carved jewellery, wood and stone carvings, masks, woven and dyed fabrics. Bargaining in markets, shops and art shops, is normal practice and getting a good price depends largely on one’s bargaining prowess. There is a place for taking rest while enjoying the beauty panorama of the rice terrace and the Buleleng Beach.
Bali lies just to the west of the Wallace Lane and thus has a fauna which is Asian in character, an exception of the Yellow-crested Cockatoo Australasian in character, the critically endangered Bali-Starling, which is endemic, Barn Swallow, Black-naped Oriole, Black Racket-tailed Treepie, Red-rumped Swallow, White Heron and Great Egret. Bali is also famous for its artisans who produce a vast array of handicrafts, including batik and ikat cloth and clothing, wooden carvings, stone carvings, painted art and silverware. Notably, individual villages typically adopt a single product, such as wind chimes or wooden furniture.
The Arabica coffee production region is the highland region of Kintamani near Mount Batur. Generally, Balinese coffee is processed using the wet method. This results in a sweet, soft coffee with good consistency. Typical flavours include lemon and other citrus notes. Bali has many shopping centers, for instance, the Kuta shopping center and the Galeria Nusa Dua. Eating establishments in Indonesia are available from the modest street-side cart vendors, to the luxury fine-dining restaurants. Most of malls and shopping centres in Indonesian major cities usually have an entire floor dedicated as food courts, where one could samples rich variety of Indonesian cuisine, and some Indonesian cities have their own signature dishes.
Even when it rains in most parts of Bali you can often enjoy sunny days on the “Bukit”, the hill south of Jimbaran Beach. On the other hand, in Ubud and the mountains you must expect cloudy skies and showers throughout the year. In higher regions such as in Bedugul or Kintamani , a sweater or a jacket after the sun sets.