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Bali conjures up images of the quintessential tropical paradise. This green and volcanic tropical island, situated just a few kilometres off the eastern tip of Java, has been hosting travellers and tourists for decades, who come here to laze on the beaches around Kuta, surf the legendary south coast breaks, dive the reefs off the east coast, trek to the top of the Agung volcano, or simply experience the unique Balinese Hindu culture.


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  • must see - Mount Batur and Lake Batur (by Alex)
  • must see - Goa Gajah, Tanah Lot, Monkey Forest, Uluwatu Temple, GWK (by Darian)
  • Ubud is a must see.  (by Patrick)
  • Go Kuta Beach, 10 min from airport. the most happening place.try the guest houses at Poppy lane 1 or 2 in Kuta.approximately USD 10-15 per night. this is the place where most of the backpacker prefer (by GAry)
  • u can plan a day to visit all these in a same route..Wuluwatu temple,wuluwatu surf point, dreamland beach, Jimbalan (sunset dinner). or a day trip to north --tanat lot temple, monkey forest--Ubut--elephant cave. USD 8 for motorbike rental per day.USD 40 for car.remember there is an airport tax of USD 20 need to b pay when depart from Bali. have fun. dont forget try the surfing in Kuta beach.. (by GAry)
  • And I suggest don't go to tourism area, just go to quite peaceful place like Pemuteran, Padang Bai, Kintamani... you will get a real vacation.. (by Sarah)
  • see the sunset at kuta beach, tanah lot temple aor uluwatu temple! for begginer surfer only kuta beach, friendly wave! for pro, try to padang2 beach (by Octa)
  • beaches: try dreamland,padang2 beach (Uluwatu), if you want night life try around seminyak, double six area they have beach too. rice field and tranquility try go to ubud area.. (by Michele)
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Wikipedia - Bali

Tanah Lot, Bali
Tanah Lot, one of the major temples in Bali

Bali is an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country's 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.
With a population recorded as 3,551,000 in 2009, the island is home to the vast majority of Indonesia's small Hindu minority. About 93.2% of Bali's population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, while most of the remainder follow Islam. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. ... read more

Wikitravel - Bali

odalan temple anniversary procession, Bali
Colorful odalan temple anniversary procession

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

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