Bali is a magical place and the jewel in the crown of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands. It beautiful island paradise where locals engage in their everyday life while tourists come to visit the sweeping beaches and natural wonders. A majority of locals are Hindu which introduces much color, liveliness and compassion into their society. The Balinese dancers are famous for strong and exaggerated movements. This rich and intriguing cultural has really touched my heart. Bali is a place that is commonly seen in movies, but there is a warmth and compassion here that one cannot experience through the screen.
Rice is the most common crop here on the island. Wherever their is open wet fields you can be sure they are filled with rice. Locals still use traditional methods to grow and pick the crop.
Many tourists come to Bali to experience the beaches and the beautiful coastline. In some areas the lush jungle reaches down to the coast.
One of the jewels of Bali is the Ujung Water Palace. Built in the early 1900s, it was built to house visiting Kings other dignitaries. It sustained severe damage in a 1963 volcanic eruption and a 1976 earthquake. Currently there is restoration being done to bring the palace to its glory. Today it is open for visitors to come explore this Balinese treasure.
Bali, Indonesia is tropical paradise with warm and friendly people. This is one place that will always be in my heart!