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Island of Gods: Bali

bali islandBali, the famed Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, the lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colorful, deeply spiritual and unique culture , stakes a claim to be serious a paradise on earth. With world-class surfing and diving, a large number of cultural attractions, historical and archaeological sites, and a huge range of accommodations, this is one of the most popular island destinations and one which consistently wins travel awards. Bali has something to offer a very broad market of visitors from young backpackers right through the super-rich.

Bali is one of more than 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and is located just over 2 kilometers (about 1.5 miles) from the eastern tip of the island of Java and west of the island of Lombok. The island, home to about 4 million people, about 144 kilometers (90 miles). From east to west and 80 kilometers (50 mi.) From north to south.

The word “paradise” is used a lot in Bali and not without reason. The combination of friendly and hospitable people, a magnificently visual culture infused with spirituality and (not least) spectacular beaches, surfing and diving have made Bali Indonesia unrivaled number one tourist attraction. Eighty percent of international visitors to Indonesia visit Bali and Bali alone.

The popularity is not without its flip sides like many places in the south of the island paradise once Kuta has degenerated into a congested maze of concrete, touts and scammers extracting life of overcharging tourists. Visibility of the island has also drawn unwanted attention of terrorists in 2002 and 2005, but Bali has managed to retain its magic. Bali is a perfect destination for everyone, and even with heavy traffic, it is still easy to find some peace and quiet, if desired. Avoid the south of the island, if you want a more traditional Balinese and genuine.

One consideration is the tourist season and Bali can be very busy in August and September and over Christmas and New Year. Australians also visit during school holidays in early April, late June and late September, while domestic tourists from elsewhere in Indonesia visit during national holidays. Outside these peak seasons, Bali can be surprisingly quiet and good discounts on accommodation are often available.

Indonesian Vacation Guide

IndonesiaIndonesia is a mosaic of peoples and ethnicities which combines Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and animists. Each at its own pace, from traditional to more frantic. Indonesia is also a multitude of islands shelled in the middle of the Indian Ocean waters capricious. Nature is no exception: in the impenetrable jungles of Sumatra still evolving tigers, elephants, snakes, orangutans. In Java, the volcanic mountains vie scenery. Nusa Tenggara and Sulawesi islands are outside the norm, which fiercely protect foreign cultures.

You will understand, Indonesian Vacation, this lush island is fascinating. Generous and multicultural Indonesia invites the traveler to the scenery … and it succeeded.

Borobudur
The temple of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world, was built not far from Merapi volcano, at the intersection of two valleys watered by rivers and Progo Elo. Perfect proportions, it measures 123 m wide and 34.50 m high. The temple of Borobudur is built with nearly 1.6 million blocks of volcanic stone. It is a World Heritage of Humanity. Fertile, easy access while protected area of Borobudur is a green rice paddies and palm trees.

Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta, a city full of wealth and prestigious city: the nearby volcano Merapi, the trace of his former kingdoms (Borobudur, Prambanan), a densely populated, multi-arts, a royal city, a young and creative city! A city not to be missed, it is also the most visited Java.

Island of Paradise

BaliIsland of Paradise. Bali is an Indonesian island famous worldwide and known as the “Island of the Gods”. With this moniker, it’s hard to resist a trip up there and see the wonders that lie this mystical Indonesian vacation destination in the archipelago that runs between the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Beaches, palm trees, springs, forests and established customs of peoples with a culture so different and attractive. Bali is part of a chain of islands east to Lombok starts and ends at the west end, with Java. At the heart of this set, Bali has an incomparable beauty and delicious tropical climate.

From the center of the island, the hill country extends to the east coast, reaching a peak of 3142 meters on Mount Agung. This elevation is in volcanic activity, but its last eruption was recorded in 1963, and since then is constantly monitored.

Experts say some of the most luxurious hotels in the world are in Bali. With magnificent views of the natural surroundings and all kinds of services including spa, massage, swimming, hiking and local and international cuisine, these enclosures are havens to rest and enjoy a memorable holiday.

Sport is a strong point of the area. Large waves approaching the coast of the island are ideal for surfers, and beaches provide an ideal setting for relaxation. Other water sports like diving and fishing are also privileged in Bali.

Like many islands of enchanting landscapes, Bali has its romantic side. Those who have made the decision to marry, and want a ceremony like no other, this is the place: specialized companies are responsible for making all arrangements for civil and religious weddings, including costumes, hairstyles, makeup, photography , catering, cake and more.

Pasir Panjang Beach

pasir panjangWhat makes the perfect beach? There are many factors to consider, such as private or public beach, sand quality, color sand sand texture, availability of shade areas, the length of the beach, the beach width, tidal influence , wave height, the minimum force intensity, availability of vendors selling fresh fruit juices, availability of snacks perhaps the degree of isolation, as the beach is crowded, so the meeting facilities are at hand.
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