Bali and Its Attractions

Bali's Rice Terraces
Rice Terraces at Bali, Indonesia
Photo by: riza, Creative Commons

Bali is an island in Indonesia that is located at the extreme west of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java and Lombok. Indonesia has over seventeen thousand islands with a population of more than 200 million. It also has almost 400 volcanoes, out of which 70 are still active. Though the primary languages are Balinese and Indonesian, English is a common third language and is used for commercial purposes. Most of the local population is either Hindu or Muslim, but there are pockets of Christianity and Buddhism as well. The first people to inhabit Bali were Austronesians in 200 B.C. who had initially migrated from Taiwan. The Bali culture had a lot of influence from Indian and Chinese culture.

Bali is one of the most commercial places in all of Indonesia. It attracts tourists because it is known for its beautiful rice terraces, temples, art, dance, painting, leather and music. Tourists come from all over the world to see its culture, natural beauty, art, and paintings.

Bali has no rail tracks and there are only coastal roads. The entire island is enclosed by coral reefs. The beaches in the south have white sand and the ones on the north and west have black sand.

12 thoughts on “Bali and Its Attractions

  1. reggy tolpegina

    I’m russian and I love Indonesia, especially Bali. bali is my nu. 1 favorite place… i’ve visited bali for more tahn 20 times… I have also visited Lombok island, sea park in Bunaken Celebes, Lake Toba and Yogyakarta… so awesome… Indonesia is the best!

  2. wahyudi

    Bali is only one of the beauty place in Indonesia. There are many others beauty places in Indonesia, one of them is Batam island. You can reach Batam from Singapore using Ferry boat for 45 minutes only. A lot thing you can enjoy in Batam such as hotels and Resorts, Golf course, beauty marine and beach, Barelang bridge, and of course shopping. And one that you have to enjoy in Batam is SEAFOOD. It is very popular.

  3. Cecilia

    Hello , I’m from Argentina and I’m interesting in travelling to Indonesia but I know very little about the country and the people. So that I would like to talk to someone who are willing to advise me.
    thank youu!!

    Pd: Sorry for my awfull english!

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