In legends, Legong is the heavenly dance of divine nymphs. Of all classical Balinese dances, it remains the quintessence of femininity and grace. Girls from the age of five aspire to be selected to represent the community as Legong dancers. Connoisseurs hold the dance in highest esteem and spend hours discussing the merits of various…

The resort island of Bali garnered yet another international accolade this year when it was named the Best Spa Tourism Destination in the World 2009 by Berlin-based fitness magazine Senses. Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik presented the award Tuesday to Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika in Denpasar. Earlier in March, the ministry’s director general…

Beratan Lake is a shallow lake with the high caldera about 1231m above sea level and it is located at Bedugul, This lake have wide 3,8 km2 and also its deepness is up to 22 meters. The water volume in this lake is about 0,049 km3, so Beratan Lake is the closed lake. Tourist can…

Talking about Bali will not complete without admiring its arts. The art of Bali flows like the daily life of its people. The inspiration seems never stop to inspire its artists. And the art itself makes people stay longer in Bali and even come again and again. Art for Balinese is not merely for art.…

Fire, water, and flowers are the basic components of all offerings; additional items are given according to one’s profession and wealth, and the season in which they’re made. No matter what the offering, it must be of the finest ingredients and ritually cleansed before being placed. The variety is mind-boggling, in countless designs and styles.…

  Sea Java You can reach Java, just west of Bali, and Sumbawa, just west of Lombok, via ferries. Through buses can take you all the way to Jakarta. Longer distance boats serveIndonesia’s eastern islands. Ferry Running constantly, ferries cross the Bali Strait between Gilimanuk in western Bali and Ketapang (Java). The actual crossing takes…

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