Bali Island is the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Bali has the best resorts in the world combined with charming beaches which are very famous for their beauty with all the activities and sparkling lively nightlife and incomparable natural charm. Bali Island is located between Java Island and Lombok Island. The provincial capital is Denpasar which is located in the southern part of the island. Various international awards, especially in the field of tourism, have been given to Bali, including by Travel and Leisure Magazine choosing Bali as the World’s Best Island in 2009, while Lonely Planet’s chose Bali as the second Best of Travel 2010. Therefore Bali has become a tourism destination for local tourists and tourists. tourists around the world, especially Japanese and Australian tourists as the largest number of tourists, then tourists from Taiwan, Europe, England, America, Singapore and Malaysia, etc.
Bali is also known as the Island of the Gods, the Island of a Thousand Temples, or the Island of Heaven. Because in addition to Bali’s beaches which are already very famous for their beauty, Bali also has extraordinary and complete natural beauty, such as volcanoes, its lined rice fields (Ceking Terraces) stretching out green giving a sense of peace and tranquility, grains of sand and natural beauty under. the amazing sea seems to be an endless offering of natural beauty, as well as the uniqueness of its cultural arts and a variety of unique and fantastic handicrafts from the craftsmen. In accordance with what the famous Hollywood actor, Richard Gere, stated that Balinese people are considered to live in a very pleasant paradise.
Bali is a gathering place for various tourists from all over the world. For foreign tourists, the beaches in Bali have waves which are famous as surf spots for surfing, such as on Kuta beach, Uluwatu, and Dreamland beach. For those who like challenging activities that stimulate adrenaline such as diving, rafting, trekking and others, all can also be done in Bali. There are many tourist locations that are a pity to miss when you are in Bali. Starting from the tourism of beaches, mountains, lakes, forests, zoos, or villages along with the Balinese people who are generally still strong in adhering to the tradition of leaving their ancestors.
Places that are frequently visited are Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua, some of the places that are the main tourism destinations, both as beach tourism and resting places, spa, golf, Bali Rafting ,Bali Water Sport etc. which are located in Badung Regency, Nusa Lembongan is one of the dive sites (diving), located in Klungkung Regency, while Ubud as a center of arts and a quiet retreat, is located in Gianyar Regency.
The majority of Bali’s population are Hindus. Other religions are Buddhism, Islam, Protestantism and Catholicism. Balinese people who adhere to the devout Balinese Hindu religion, most of their lives are dedicated in traditional ceremonies that aim to maintain harmony in the world. Apart from the tourism sector, Balinese people also live from agriculture and fisheries, the most known world from agriculture in Bali is the Subak system. Some also choose to be an artist. The languages used in Bali are Indonesian, Balinese and English, especially for those who work in the tourism sector.
In the middle of the island of Bali lie mountains stretching from west to east and between these mountains are volcanic clusters, namely Mount Batur and Mount Agung as well as non-volcanic mountains, namely Mount Merbuk, Mount Patas and Mount Seraya. The mountains divide the area of Bali geographically into 2 (two) parts, namely North Bali with its narrow and sloping lowlands, while South Bali with its wide and sloping lowlands. Bali Province has 4 (four) lakes located in mountainous areas, namely Lake Beratan or Bedugul, Buyan, Tamblingan, and Batur.
Bali Province is divided into 8 districts, namely Badung Regency, Bangli Regency, Buleleng Regency, Gianyar Regency, Jembrana Regency, Karangasem Regency, Klungkung Regency and Tabanan Regency, and 1 municipality namely Denpasar. Around the island of Bali, there are smaller islands, namely Nusa Penida Island, Nusa Lembongan Island, Nusa Ceningan Island and Serangan Island.
Apart from being famous for its natural attractions, Bali is also famous for its cultural tourism. Music, dance and Balinese traditional ceremonial rituals are the main attraction for tourists visiting the island of Bali. This further adds to the wealth of tourism treasures in Bali and reinforces Bali as one of the international tourism destinations.