Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bali the Beautiful Island

Bali is one of the most beautiful islands and province in Indonesia. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country. Bali is lying between Java and Lombok island. Althought it's not a quite big island, but it has a lot of secret of beauty, such as the view, art, culture and many more.

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Bali has many beautiful beach with very beautiful view and other place where you can get relaxed. Kuta is the most famous beach there. Many tourist come there for surfing and getting sun baked. The Tourism is being developed, so you won't get bored there because it has many vacation destination there. You can search in vacation destination category to get more information.

Most of Bali's people is Austronesian, who migrate originally from Taiwan. Culturally, Balinese was influenced by Indian and China, so the Hinduism culture is very strong there. 93,18% of Bali's population is Balinese Hinduism, and the most remainder is Moslem.

Bali is renowned for its art forms, such as dancing, panting, woodcarving and many others. Balinese dances and reflect the stories of Hinduism such as Ramayana with strong influence of Bali's culture. Famous dances form Bali are Pendet, Legong, Kecak, topeng, Barong, and Baris.

Most Balinese are Hindu. Every year, Balinese celebrate the new year of Hindu called Nyepi. They celebrate in the spring by a day of silence. On that day, there aren't any people on the road. Every body have to stay at home, and the tourist stay at hotel to respect the religion.

On the preceding day large, colorful sculptures of ogoh-ogoh monsters are paraded and finally burned in the evening to drive away evil spirits. Other festivals throughout the year are specified by the Balinese pawukon calendrical system.

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