Destination: Bali

BALI

The island of Bali is a well-known tourism destination in Indonesia. Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the triangular area of tropical marine waters with an incredibly high biodiversity of marine species, containing at least 500 species of reef-building corals. This makes for world-class diving where travelers can explore beautiful and unique reefs right off the coast of the island. Other popular water activities include surfing, sailing, yachting, white-water rafting and sport fishing.

The climate in Bali is fairly even year-round. In low elevations, daytime temperatures can vary between 70 and 90 degrees, with temperatures becoming much cooler in the mountains. From December to March, the west monsoon can bring heavy rain and high humidity but rains tend to start in the late afternoon or evening and pass quickly. From June to September, humidity is low and it can be cool in the evening. There is typically not a lot of rain during that time of year.

The volcanic nature of Bali has created beautiful black sand beaches, but travelers looking to enjoy white sand beaches will be happy, too, since the southern part of the island has beaches with fine-grain white sand. Travelers heading inland can experience the rice paddies and terraces which are especially picturesque in the center of the island near the town of Ubud.

While the rest of Indonesia is largely Muslim, Bali is dominantly Hindu. Visiting a Hindu temple in Bali is truly extraordinary and easy to do. Customary law requires that every village construct and maintain at least three temples, giving travelers many opportunities to experience this integral part of Hinduism.

From world-class scuba diving to the many amazing Hindu temples, Bali has something for every traveler. Just one visit will show travelers how beautiful the island is and make them yearn to come back to learn even more about this gorgeous island and its culture.

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