Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. It is on the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Its capital, Denpasar, is in the southern part of the island. The island is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority. The 83.5% of Bali’s population adhered to Balinese Hinduism, followed by 13.4% Muslim, Christianity at 2.5%, and Buddhism 0.5%.
Bali is a popular tourist destination. It is renown for its highly develope arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali.
Bali is part of the Coral Triangle. The area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone over 500 reef building coral species is found. Bali host the 2011 ASEAN Summit, 2013 APEC and Miss World 2013. Bali is the home of the Subak Irrigation System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tourist Attractions in Bali
Tirta Empul Temple
Pura Taman Ayun Temple
Ulun Danu Temple
How to reach Bali?
The Ngurah Rai International Airport is in Jimbaran, on the isthmus at the southernmost part of the island.
A coastal road circles the island. Three major two-lane arteries cross the central mountains at passes reaching to 1,750m in height. The Ngurah Rai Bypass is a four-lane expressway that partly encircles Denpasar.
Bali has no railway lines.
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