Places to Visit in Bali – Bali Tourism Guide
– By Denise Dsouza
Located to the east of Java and west of Lombok is the island of Bali along with a few smaller neighboring islands. It forms a part of the Coral Triangle, an area with high biodiversity of fish and turtles and other marine species. Over 500 reef and coral species can be found here.
Ever since the 1980s, there has been a significant rise in tourism. 80% of the income in the economy is generated from tourism itself. Bali is the primary island destination.
It won the best island award, thanks to its natural amazing coastal areas, tourist attractions, and excellent hotels. It is one popular destination that makes it a must-visit on everyone’s list. It includes smaller islands that are famous here like Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan.
Bali is known for its paintings, music, art forms, traditional and modern dance, sculptures, leather, and metal-working. It won the award for Traveler’s Choice as the world’s top destination.
It is a major world surfing site. Because of its abundance of coastal areas and scenic beaches and also very tropical weather, there are plenty of water sports here which are very famous. Tourists come here for such adventures against natural backgrounds. Stretching from East Bali to West Bali, there are around 33 surf locations here itself.
The temples here give a sense of calm and tranquility in Ubud and Yogyakarta which is in Bali. A major attraction here is the drama and dance performed by the locals in these temples. These performances are accompanied by religious and cultural festivals.
The Kuta shopping center here is also famous. The wellness spas and massage here along with yoga sessions make a good health wellness treatment for those who want to relax and chill. For a more relaxing sport, there are golf courses here too.
The tourist facilities and hotels give amazing service. So there is no problem of where to stay and other arrangements. The island resorts are famous here. So if you visit Bali, make sure to stay in an island resort and enjoy the experience.
The Ngurah Rai International Airport is the main airport here. Other transportation like rental cars and motorcycles and scooters are available. Besides these, there are tourist shuttles, public buses, taxis, and even bicycles, which is an environmentally friendly option.
Subak, an irrigation system for paddy fields in central Bali was enlisted as a UNESCO world heritage site (natural) in June 2012.