Rice fields, wooden furniture, happy people – Bali island in Indonesia

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Bali Island is characterized by peace, serenity, happiness and positive emotions. This philosophy has spread to the rest of the world in material forms (wooden furniture and figures made from natural materials, healthy food, spices and textiles). In addition to its natural beauty, flora and fauna, modesty is the greatest feature that adorns the people of Bali. The inhabitants of Bali arrived from China to Indonesia 2000 BC. They have brought knowledge and skills that have been used for centuries (rice planting, wood and metal processing, fabric painting). The Dutch Cornelis de Houtman 1597 is the first European to visit Bali. 1800 The Dutch set up a colony on this island.
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The island was under the rule of the French and British from 1811 to 1816 but quickly returned to Dutch rule. In 1914, tourism in Bali began to develop. 1928 The first hotel in Denpasar is opened. In 1942, the island was occupied by the Japanese. 08/17/1945 Bali gains independence (two days after Japan declared capitulation and Indonesia declared innocence). The first president was Prince Sukarno. 1949 Bali is released from the Dutch administration. Then a great tragedy-eruption of Gunung Agung volcano happened when thousands of people were killed. Then almost the entire eastern side of the island was destroyed. You can come to the island all year round. The best period is July and August. The rainy season runs from early December to late March. Then it rains late at night or early in the morning. The large amount of water that drains from the cloud in 10 minutes also evaporates quickly. In Bali, you can smell the earth (due to the high amount of greenery in the air there is a high percentage of humidity).
Although Denpasar is the capital of Bali, a small percentage of tourists spend a few days here. The market is located on Jalan Hasanuddin Street where there is a rich supply of fruits, vegetables and spices. Tourists buy cheap gold, textiles, wicker baskets and the like. Visit the Bali Museum, which holds the largest collection of bronze, stone and textile artworks. The museum is divided into 4 pavilions named after 4 regions (Tabanan, Karangasem, Buleleng and Timur). Kuta is the liveliest part of Bali where there are cafes, shops and restaurants.
Bali covers an area of ​​5633 km². It has a population of about 4 million. There are about 200,000 temples. The calendar in Bali has 210 days. On the island you should see a traditional Kecak dance performed only by men. They are dressed in a sarong with a black and white cube pattern. The dancers fall into a trance through the dance accompanied by the drumming. Most dance performances are accompanied by picturesque masks representing good and evil (Barong and Keris). An interesting thing on the island are the villages whose inhabitants are engaged in various crafts (metal forming, making gold and silver jewelry). In the village of Mas, they are engaged in the processing of wood, from which they make wooden sculptures that are present in all parts of the world (the strongest export item with furniture). In the village of Batubulan they are engaged in handmade stone statues and batik (textile material). The village of Ubud is known for its many galleries. Some villages are known for producing spices. Around Pupuan and Antosarijanalza are the most beautiful terraced rice fields lined with banana rows. At each doorstep, residents leave wicker baskets containing rice, flower petals, a few coins, a scent stick and the like. Baskets like this are left from the episodes of temples, in every cafe or shop, in sacred places that serve as gifts to the gods. Thus, the population ensures prosperity and happiness.
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The residents of Bali are known for grinding their teeth to their children with their canines. It is a sign of throwing away all the evil and moving from childhood to the world of adults.
Bali Island is a paradise for divers and snorklers. The most beautiful diving spots are Nusa Penida, Menjangan Island, Pemuteran, Tulamben, Candi Dasa and Gili Islands. To the north of the island is Lovina’s famous black sand beach. Trademarks of Bali (soim furniture and rice) are temples. Hinduism is prevalent in Bali. The largest temple complex is the Besakih of 22 temples per 3 square kilometers on the slopes of Mount Gunung Agung. It is open from 7am to 6pm. The temple is closed to tourists if a holiday is held there. Other unusual temples are the Tanah Lot on the ocean coast and the floating Ulun Day which is located on Bratan Mountain Lake. Residents have a tradition of family temples where each home has its own small place of prayer and an altar to offer sacrificial baskets. At each temple you will see a “poleng” fabric with a black and white cube pattern (good and evil). Balinese people believe in opposites, that is, in good and bad spirits. Near the temples are inhabited by monkeys living next to the forest. The trips that are recommended are Bird Park and Reptile Park, which are side by side and give you plenty of fun (free-flying parrots, feeding on pelicans or toucans, and the like).
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