Bali is a paradise loved by travelers and tourists who come to the Indonesian islandfrom every corner of the world and are literally fascinated. Despite the tourist boom of recent years, Bali maintains its authenticity and charm . Just south of the Equator, it is the perfect place for those who want a holiday of sea, sun, relaxation and fun. Here the average annual temperature is 30 ° C .
It is a very small island (140 x 80 km) but very green . Characteristics of Bali are the terraced hills on which rice is grown as well as the dense tropical forests , where one can walk freely enjoying the most of the flora of these latitudes. The mountains to the north reach 3,000 meters, like Mount Agung also called ‘mountain mother’, an active volcano.
Compared to other islands of Indonesia , Bali stands out clearly, so much so that it has the reputation of being a happy island . The Hindu culture that remains among the population is reflected in the fabulous temples that are worth a visit (there are 20 thousand), such as the Tanahlot Temple by the sea or the Petilan Paperhanger , and in the many Balinese ceremonies to which you absolutely must attend.
Many, thinking of Bali, will have in mind one of the many luxurious resorts in the countryside . For those who want to spend a relaxing holiday, they will find every comfort here. The best known seaside resorts are Kuta , Sanur , Jimbaran , Seminyak and Nusa Dua. But Bali is also beautiful to visit.
The most important and lively city is Denpasar , where the international airport is also located. There are numerous monuments to visit in the city, such as the Klung Royal Palace. Singaraja , overlooking the sea, is the old Dutch capital and is much quieter.
Ubud is, instead, in the center of the island and is the largest artistic and cultural center, frequented by those who love adventurous journeys far from super organized resorts. It is also for his art that the island is famous all over the world . Sculpture and wood carving are the most developed artistic activities. You can not leave without buying a mask or a wonderful batik.