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Home to many of Indonesia’s Hindu minority, Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations among the islands in Indonesia. It also has many other names such as “the Island of Gods”, “Island of Peace”, and “Island of Love”. Bali is famous for its highly developed authentic arts, sculpture, painting, metal works, music, and the traditional and modern dances. The rich and unique culture of Balinese people sets the island apart from any other island destination. Since the 20th century, Bali’s number of tourism had risen. With its beautiful, stunning beaches spread over the island (white sand or black sand), you would not doubt why. This island also has the highest biodiversity of marine species in the Coral Triangle, with over 500 reef-building coral species that are in the area alone. Apart from that, it also has fantastic mountains, volcanoes, beautiful rice paddies, jungles, rivers, and many other natural wonders that any visitors would love. In terms of accommodations, there’s a wide selection of hotels & resorts and luxury villas for rent in Bali. Watch this video to discover more of Bali.

Imagine an achingly beautiful tropical beach on a paradise island. Picture a stunning green mountainous landscape and iconic paddy fields, incredible culture, and a mesmerizing spirituality that inspires. Open your eyes to the ultimate vacation and take just a few moments to check out this amazing video journey through the wonder of Bali. In less than three minutes, you’ll be booking your flight and packing your bags, because there’s something unfathomably special about this Southeast Asian isle. Prepare to be beguiled and seduced. Discover Bali and explore its natural beauty. Bali is famed for its glorious beaches; marine playgrounds where you can lounge on the soft sands, with white stretches in the south of the island at lovely Kuta Beach as well as Sanur, Nusa Dua, and Uluwatu. Black volcanic shores shine at Seminyak and Canggu and the eastern beaches at Tulamben and Kubu. Sands fringe world-class dive sites and …

a taste of Balinese cuisine

As may be expected from a volcanic island, Balinese cuisine serves up more than a little fire in your belly with its use of aromatic spices and chili peppers. However, the spices are tempered by fragrant herbs which give Balinese dishes their rich yet delicate taste. At the heart of many Balinese dishes is a wonderfully aromatic spice paste called Base Gede which literally translates as ‘big spice’. The paste combines a long list of spices including nutmeg, cloves, and cumin with strong root flavors such as garlic, shallots, and ginger. Adding the heat of birdseye chilis, the sweetness of palm sugar, and the sour of lemongrass with the saltiness of shrimp paste creates that a wonderfully distinct Asian flavor; one that is at once recognizable but defies definition and is ultimately craved the world over. Sambal, which can be served cooked or raw, is a hot, spicy sauce. In …

Exquisitely romantic settings with a delight of gourmet dishes; incredible, world-class cuisine in extravagant, sophisticated eateries; when it comes to fine dining, Bali promises dynamic dining experiences with some incredible luxury restaurants to choose from.   Mozaic Where: Ubud Cuisine: French-inspired Style: Secret garden romance Set in a pretty garden courtyard, Mozaic, with its magical candlelit tables has a wonderfully intimate and classically romantic ambience; a luxury dining oasis in Bali. The award-winning eatery is not only regarded as the best restaurant in Bali but has been named as one of the Top 100 restaurants in the world. It is also the only restaurant in Southeast Asia to be listed as one of the Great Tables of the World. The daily-changing tasting menus of gastronomic delights reflect the artistic approach of the American-born French chef. The perfectly executed dishes are artistically created at Mozaic using the finest ingredients. Address: Jl. …

This year’s festival season in Bali starts with the spectacular Bali Barong Festival 2016, which is a series of events celebrating the mythical being that protects the island and its forests. The Barong is an ancient mythical creature that comes in 5 different shapes: the lion, the dragon, the serpent, the boar, and the tiger. Of the 5, the lion is the most popular and well-known, with its domineering and towering figure, often shown in costumes with a height twice that of an adult human being. The Balinese consider the Barong as the King of the Spirits, representing Virtue and Goodness. The creature is also the very symbol of the protective spirit of the islands. The festival is a celebration of all the different incarnations of the Barong, presented in various events such as Barong dance competitions, art exhibitions, a photography exhibit, as well as a presentation of the art …

Bali is not just an island with amazing waves and deep blue ocean, but it also nurtures a tremendously diverse natural resources beyond one’s imagination – from the volcanic mountains, towering cliffs to the lush paddy fields. The Island of Gods is blessed with such abundance in rich, nature-laden resources. For our readers’ convenience, we have shortlisted eight incredible nature wonders in Bali you should not miss. Related: 10 Reasons Bali Should Be Your Next Destination Ubud and Campuhan Ridge Campuhan Ridge Walk, an easy and free nature trek that is popular to returning visitors is located in the central highland town of Ubud. The area offers a fantastic escape from the tumultuous southern parts of the island. This path features a more natural landscape to retreat to – from the guesthouse, the modern boutique to the numerous restaurants of Jalan Raya Ubud. Travelers can sample the cool fresh air while …

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