Bali Island, the perfect holiday destination for
all ages offers something for everyone. Bali offers not just various
customs but also various "adrenalin pump" parks. Many
exciting amusements are available in Bali, with something new opening
all the time. The number of offshore and inland attraction are on
the rise because many tourists want them. This tropical paradise
has a unique blend of modern tourist facilities combined with wonderful
shopping and a rich past and heritage. After white water rafting
that has gained popularity in Bali, comes offshore rafting or ocean
rafting. The more adventurous sort of amusement has now become an
alternative sport for tourists. Meanwhile white water rafting is
still a popular activity with trips on Ayung, Telaga Waja, Unda
Rivers, etc. The tourists can refresh their mind by watching beautiful
scenery along the route. Those are not enough, some of the best
surfing beaches in the world can be found on the western side of
the island whilst conversely the eastern side is a wonderful haven
for families, with beautiful white sand beaches and gentle seas.
Bali is small island, just 140 Km by 80 Km and lies between Java,
the most highly populated and influential of all the islands, and
Lombok, one of the quieter and moderately slower paced islands.
Like many islands, Bali has developed a world of its own. It not
only captures what is special about Indonesia but also has a uniqueness
of its own.
The culture of Bali is unique. People say that
the Balinese people have reached self-content. The Balinese people
are proud of having preserved their unique Hindu culture against
the advance of Islam, the dominant religion throughout Indonesia.
This is still reflected in days to day life and can be seen in the
numerous ceremonies, Balinese festivals and magnificent temples
and palaces. The Balinese are skilled artisans, particularly in
woodcarving and in fashioning objects of tortoiseshell and of gold,
silver and other metals. The Balinese are noted for their traditional
dance, the distinctive music of the gamelan and for their skills
in weaving cloth of gold and silver threads, Songket, as well as
for embroidering silk and cotton clothing. Stone and woodcarvings,
traditional and modern paintings and intricately designed jewelry
in gold and silver are readily available in shops and galleries
throughout the island.
As for recreation, there is no shortage of options.
Nature walks, horseback riding, diving, surfing - even bungy jumping
and white water rafting - await the adventurous here.