Bali is a little island also known as the Land of the Gods. Bali has a compilation of great things to discover from arts, beaches, cultures that not-to-be-missed while you visiting this magical island.
Here we explain about this mysterious, exotic and culturally rich of Bali from A to Z!!
A – ARTS
Art in Bali is Bali itself. This magical island rich with it’s cultural and spiritual into the arts. Whenever you go, you’ll find adorable painting along the road, fascinating sculptures made by the Balinais. Balinese artisans will add a magical feeling while you visit this island.
B – BICYCLING
One of the many ways to enjoy Bali. Especially while you go to the countryside, you can enjoy nature and save it at the same time by not using the machine to keep the air clean. Riding a bicycle in the morning or afternoon in the ricefield will make a beautiful memory in Bali, and also enjoy Bali in a different way.
C – CULTURE
I bet you always see many Balinese using traditional outfits and bring the offering in their hands, or you may see many offerings at the edge of the road, or maybe you can’t enter the temple without a sarong? Yes, that’s the Balinese culture that should be respected. This culture was born because more than half the population in Bali is Hindu-Buddist mixed with Balinese custom. That’s way Bali has a unique culture.
D – DURIAN
This stinky fruit is also one of the exotic and tropical fruits in Bali. Octobre is its season, you can try this King of Fruit. Many people like it, but many people can’t eat it because of its scent. If you are the kind person who doesn’t like the strong scent, maybe you can try Durian with another way, like pancake Durian or Ice Cream Durian.
E – EAT
Try Balinese food from Babi Guling (Suckling pig) to Lawar (mix vegetable with coconut at meat). Bali is a paradise of ‘warungs’ local restaurant with a cheap price and good taste of food. The Bali cuisine offers you many flavors, you should taste it!
F – FRANGIPANI
Frangipani or Balinese called it ‘Bunga Jepun’ or javanais called it ‘bunga kamboja’. Frangipani is from Central America. In Java, generally, frangipani is planted in graves. This makes frangipani have a scary and frightening impression. However, in Bali frangipani are a favorite flower for offerings. Nearly all Balinese make frangipani flowers their identity as Balinese
G – GILI ISLAND
The highly popular for diving, yes, this little island is a paradise for the divers. Gili means ‘little island’ but this little island has 3 islands, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan, and Gili Air. They are an amazing island with exotic marine species under the water. Some people even called it ‘Maldives of Southeast Asia’ so you know why it shouldn’t be missed isn’t it?
H – HINDUISM
People called Bali ‘The Land of God’ is with the reason. Living in Bali is about finding balance, finding harmony, finding peace and Hindu relate to that. Hindu is the majority religion in Bali. It sticks with Balinese daily life and its culture. There are so many ceremonies that you could find. This thing makes the tourist interested to visit Bali.
I – INCENSE
If you traveling around Bali, you may see small palm leaf-basket box with a combination of colorful flower (and at some point accidentally step on), that is Bali’s offerings. These offerings called Canang Sari. Canang means a palm basket of flower and sari means the essence. In most Hindu temples, houses, the street, you will see the new offering every day with a fresh flower, money coin, or a little snack inside the palm basket, and a burning incense stick is placed on the top of the offerings.
J – JIMBARAN
Jimbaran located in south Bali near Nusa Dua, Sanur, and Airport. It is well known for its seafood restaurant. Jimbaran itself is a fishing village, a diner in the edge op the beach is a very recommended activity here. Besides that, Jimbaran is a surf spot for the surfer hunter. Jimbaran is full of luxury resorts and this location hiding gem of beaches.
K – KUSAMBA
Famous black sandy beach located in Klungkung, about 7 kilometers from Semarapura city. Across this beach, you can see the Nusa Penida island. Kusamba beach may not the beautiful beach you ever see in Bali, but there a lot of activities of fishermen that you can discover here. Twice a week they send rice, legume, fruit, and other materials to Nusa Penida. Besides that, near this beach, there is Kusamba village. The village earned its reputation as a traditional fishing village and natural salt production in Bali.
L – LAKE
Bali hidden a beautiful lake in the north. The famous and the largest one is Batur lake. It has 4 x 2 km in size and 70 meters max depth. The other cool lake is Buyan and Tamblingan. Balinese usually called it twin lake because it located side by side. Another famous lake is Bratan Lake. According to Balinese mythology, it is considered one of the holiest lakes in Bali. Here you will find 4 complexes of the temple that looks like floating in this lake.
M – MONKEYS
In Bali, there are a lot of places you can see monkeys in their natural habitat. You will find monkeys with species: the Longtail macaque and Indonesian called them ‘Monyet’. In general, the monkeys are so friendly, but you still have to pay attention because sometimes they can grab your stuff. If you are an animal lover, here are the places to see the monkeys: click it
N – NUSA LEMBONGAN
Nusa Lembongan is the little island of Bali. If you think that Bali so crowed you can escape this little island. it will amaze you!!
Because this island is quite small, a single-day cruise is usually enough to experience one island, you’ll require an overnight stay to be able to fit it all into your itinerary. If you want to know the best place to visit Nusa Lembongan. Just click here
O – OGOH OGOH
The lead up to Nyepi sees a whole series of events occur. You will see every Banjar (village communities) prepare to make a giant monster statue for Ngrupuk parade or it also is known as Ogoh-Ogoh. Ogoh-Ogoh represents a bad spirit that will be guided to leave the island of God. During the night they will parade it. After the parade ended, Ogoh ogoh must be burned as a return to god
P – PURA
Pura means a temple in English. you can find a thousand temples in Bali. It is the reason why Bali called the island of God. The famous one is the Tanah Lot temple. It becomes Bali’s landmark and the best place to see the sunset. Some temples in Bali has an interesting location. for example, Tanah lot look like floating at the sea, and Uluwatu temple located in a top of the cliff. If you visit Bali just try to discover the temple, at least the famous ones.
Q – QUIT BALI?
Quitting Bali will be hard sometimes. Because I believe you don’t want your holiday end. But still, we hope you come back 🙂
R – RICE FIELD
Not only the beach, not only the lake, but you can also find the best nature hat Bali offers you. Bali rice fields can found almost everywhere. The famous one is Tegalalang and Jatiluwih. Among a lot of rice fields in Bali, Jatiluwih is one of UNESCO’s world heritage. It because of the Subak system (Balinese irrigation system) and Bali’s outstanding picturesque Rice fields.
S – SUKSMA
Sometimes, before traveling we trying to learn the language of the country we will be visited. Also, maybe you know what Thank you mean in Bahasa, but I wonder, do you know what thank you in Bali language? yes! Suksma. Try using it while you in Bali, you will make the Balinese happy by hearing it 🙂
T – TOLERANCE
That correct, Bali majority is Hindu. Only in Bali, you can free eating pork, not like the other region of Indonesia. However Balinese is really tolerant of the other religion or other tribes.
U – UBUD
Ubud is Bali cultural heart. If you visiting Bali don’t miss it. Ubud is the place you can find the Arts of Bali. Its nature very magnificent. Maybe you can’t find a beach here, but you still can find the best rice fields, best waterfall, best nature, and the best art ever in Bali.
V – VOLCANO
Like the other region of Indonesia, Bali has one volcano that very sacred for Balinese. It called Mount Agung. Mount Agung situated in Northeast Bali. Do you want to discover it?
W – WATERFALL
Bali hidden waterfall to inside its tiny island. Sometimes you have to walk through to the jungle to find it. With the waterfall, you will find the real of Bali. If you are interested in waterfall, just click here
X – XOXO
There is an interesting event in Bali. It called Omed omed an. Omed-omed an is kissing festival in Bali. It’s quite interesting, is it? A crowd of single guys and girls around 17 – 30 years old kissing in the street. Omed omedan taking a place after the day of Saka new year or Nyepi day. During the kissing, there is somebody else will pour water on them. The pouring water is quite important, it believed that will cool the heat and tension down between the kissers. This ritual helps many people to start dating, you want to try?
Y – YEH SANIH
Yeh Sanih is a natural spring located in Sanih village. It has a fantastic view of the black-sand beach in Northern Bali.
Z – ZONE TO AVOID
If you are the kind of person who doesn’t like a crowded place, there are some places you should avoid while visiting Bali. There are, Kuta, Seminyak Legian. Those place are very crowded full off club cafe et etc. Trying to uncovering the hidden gems of Bali, with Bali Lost Adventure.