Bali, Dewata Island (Gods Island) – Indonesia
March 14, 2009 1 Comment
Over the years, Bali has been described in many a superlative terms. Endowed with great natural beauty and rich cultuyre, it is by far the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. It is a land of soaring majestic volacnoes, of emerald rice fields clinging on hillsides and sculpted in tiers, of idyllic beaches and modern resorts.
Despite overwhelming foreign influences, the Balinese have managed to reach a harmonious balance between preserving their culture, their natural environment and accommodating today’s changing world. The Hindu Bali religion pervades all aspects of Balinese society and shrines and temples dominate the landscape. Ceremonies, festivals, age-old dances and the arts are also an inseparable part of their life and culture.