General Information

Geography of Bali Island

Geography -Topography of the islandThe island of Bali lies 3.2 km (2 mi) east of Java, and is approximately 8 degrees south of the equator. Bali and Java are separated by the Bali Strait.East to west, the island is approximately 153 km (95 mi) wide and spans approximately 112 km (69 mi) north to south; administratively it covers 5,780 km2,... [ details ]

Gianyar Regency

Capital - GianyarImportant phone numbers:Direct Enquiries -108Gianyar Tourist Office Tlp: 93401(Address - Jl. Ngurah Rai 21, Gianyar.)History :Gianyar Town - District capital of Gianyar Regency - Located in the south eastern part of the regency, Gianyar is well known for it's roasted babi guling (suckling pig). It is a large town that holds little of interest for the tourist. The temple... [ details ]

History of Bali

Bali was inhabited around 2000 BC by Austronesian people who migrated originally from Southeast Asia and Oceania through Maritime Southeast Asia.Culturally and linguistically, the Balinese are thus closely related to the people of the Indonesian archipelago, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Oceania.Stone tools dating from this time have been found near the village of Cekik in the island's west. In ancient Bali,... [ details ]

Indonesia in General

About IndonesiaIndonesia is the fourth largest country in the world is home to more than 250 million people. Mainly Muslims with substantial Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities. Indigenous tribes still exist in Borneo to Irian Jaya in Eastern Indonesia. The presence of their pagan ancestry can still be seen, heard and felt by those who dare to breach the tourist frontiers.... [ details ]

Interesting Places

The island of Bali is one of the smallest, but perhaps the most extraordinary island on Indonesia Archipelago offers fascinating scenery and rich of cultures. The island of Bali has long been the primary focus of Indonesia's flourishing tourist industry.The island is small, volcanic, and graced with swaths of extremely fertile land, much of it sculpted into terraced rice paddies. Sandy... [ details ]

Jembrana Regency

Capital - NegaraHighest Peak - Mt. Patas - 1'500 m.Location: Western BaliLand Area: 841'80 sq. km.No. Of Districts - 4 (Melaya, Negara, Mendoyo, Pekutatan)Important Phone numbers:Direct Enquiries - 0365 41108Jembrana Tourist Office - Tlp: 0365 - 41210Address - Jl. Setia Budi, Negara.Museum Gilimanuk - 0365 61328BUPATI - 0365 41210 N.B. Negara's famous Bull Races are in AugustNegara - District Capital of... [ details ]

Karangasem Regency

Capital - AmlapuraHighest Peak - Mt. Agung - 3'142 m.Location: Eastern BaliLand Area: 839'54 sq. km.No. Of Districts - 8 (Abang, Babandem, Karangasem, Kubu, Manggis, Rendang, Selat & Sidemen)Important Phone numbers:Direct Enquiries - 0363 21108Karangasem Tourist Office - Tlp: 0363 - 21196(Address - Jl. Diponegoro, Amlapura.)Amlapura - Town of Karangasem - Located on the southeastern part of the Regency.History :This regency... [ details ]

Klungkung Regency

Capital - KlungkungLocation: Southeastern BaliImportant phone numbers:Direct Enquiries - 0366 - 21108Klungkung Tourist Office Tlp: 0365 - 21448(Address - Jl.Surapati 3, Semarapura.)History :It was in this part of Bali that the fleeing royalty of the Majapahit dynasty set up their kingdom. Between the 14th and 19th centuries Samprangan, Gelgel & Klungkung were all capitals of the Klungkung Regency. Recognized by other... [ details ]

Most Popular Bali Dances

Barong Dancehe Barong is the magical protector of Balinese villages. As "lord of the forest" with fantastic fanged mask and long mane, he is the opponent of Rangda the witch, who rules over the spirits of darkness, in the never ending fight between good and evil.Kecak DanceKecak was originally a trance ritual accompanied by male chorus. Kecak is a form... [ details ]

Museums in Bali

Bali has many names like the ‘island of the gods’, The ‘last paradise’, and the ‘centre of the universe’ are yet more names for this truly beautiful tropical island inhabited with artistic people and a dynamic society with unique arts and ceremonies.Bali has got the name of living museum. The name was given by those experts and people visiting Bali confirmed... [ details ]

Places to visit in Bali Island

Hence, what to do in Bali? The answer is endless. It depends entirely on you and yourself. Bali is a wonderful destination with something for everyone, and though heavily traveled, it is still easy to find some peace and quiet if you like. If you are a spa buff, you will find Bali ... [ details ]

Religion In Bali

Unlike most of Muslim-majority Indonesia, about 83.5% of Bali's population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, formed as a combination of existing local beliefs and Hindu influences from mainland Southeast Asia and South Asia. Minority religions include Islam (13.3%), Christianity (1.7%), and Buddhism (0.5%).These figures do not include immigrants from other parts of Indonesia.When Islam surpassed Hinduism in Java (16th century), Bali became... [ details ]

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