Bali is endowed with a range of magical charms that work to make the island a popular lure for millions of people from around the world. Uniquely appreciated for its art, culture and the traditional friendly approach of its people. Bali also offers stunning vistas, an endless collection of explorative excursion possibilities and the whole gambit of accommodating places to stay from luxury beach side resorts to peaceful hotels set in sublime natural surrounds. There is always something more to see and do here. The popular tourist centers offer modern facilities and expedient gateways to the charm and beauty of the island’s hinterland.
Bali’s rich and unique culture encompasses religion, tradition and art. One of the most emblematic aspects of Balinese culture is the phenomenon of its traditional dances. Balinese dances are dynamic, angular and intensely expressive, each with their own signature body movements.
The beach is of course one of the big attractions Bali has to offer its visitors. There are a great many beaches here from the well known Kuta Beach to the many smaller and less crowded beaches tucked away in attractive coves that are to be found around the island.
Bali is also known as the island of thousand temples. Visiting some of the more iconic temples in Bali one can capture a sense of the tradition, history and dedication the Balinese Hindus have for their culture. Pura Besakih (The holiest of all temples in Bali), Pura Uluwatu, Pura Goa Lawah, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Pura Tanah Lot, Pura Tirta Empul, Pura Gunung Kawi are some of the temples that draw large numbers of visitors.
As a reefed island, Bali is blessed with a number of attractive diving and snorkeling spots around its shores and nearby islands. All are easily accessible by road or short boat trips. Some of the islands best spots are Amed, Tulamben and Menjangan. A healthy range of corals, fish and other marine life present yet another aspect to the myriad of excursion choices on Bali.
It is true that great sunsets are available around the world but here on Bali from Western facing beaches or higher elevated positions with sea view, some of the most magnificent anywhere are to be enjoyed. Striking colors precede depending hues of red as the sunsets behind its horizon. This sky coming with the island’s gentle tropical evening environment must put Bali on top of the world’s list of sunset viewing spots.