About for Bali
Bali is a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Located east of Java and west of Lombok, the province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. The provincial capital, Denpasar, is the most populous city in the Lesser Sunda Islands and the second largest, after Makassar, in Eastern Indonesia.
It is the only Hindu-majority province in Indonesia, with 83.5% of the population adhering to Balinese Hinduism.
Bali is Indonesia’s main tourist destination, with a significant rise in tourism since the 1980s. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali.
It is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species especially fish and turtles. 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.
Bali is the home of the Subak irrigation system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s a home to a unified confederation of kingdoms composed of 10 traditional royal Balinese houses, each house ruling a specific geographic area. The confederation is the successor of the Bali Kingdom. The royal houses are not recognised by the government of Indonesia; however, they originated before Dutch colonisation.
Top 15 things to do in Bali:
- Get to know the Essence of Bali: Temple Blessing
- Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking Tour
- Eat Local food
- Watch a traditional Balinese dance in Ubud
- Go surfing at one of Bali’s beautiful beaches
- Take an unforgettable trip to Nusa Lembongan
- Relax on any of the beaches in Bali
- Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest
- Stay in a Bali treehouse hotel
- Visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
- Hot air balloon ride over Ubud
- Get a Balinese massage
- Catch a famous Bali sunset
- Hike up the rickiest stairs you’ve ever seen at Kelingking and take a photo of the “T-Rex”
- Try yoga at Bali