The Island Of The Gods
|Indonesia’s number one tourist destination is Bali, a small fertile island midway along the string of islands which makes up the Indonesian archipelago, stretching from Sumatra in the north-west to Irian Jaya, on the border with Papua New Guinea, in the south-east. Bali has an area of 2175 square miles, measures approximately 87 miles by 55 miles and is just 8 degrees south of the Equator. Gunung Agung known as the 'mother mountain' is over 9,800 feet high.
Bali has a unique charm which manifests itself in many different ways. The scenery is often spectacular, with majestic mountains watching over tranquil lakes, neat green rice terraces and glorious coral beaches. The climate, too, is agreeable year round, with a pleasant temperature throughout the wet season as well as the dry season, and the summer humidity tempered by refreshing sea breezes and cool mountain air. But it is the Balinese themselves who make a trip to Bali unforgettable. Their deep religious beliefs permeate every aspect of their daily lives, and are instilled in all their ancient ways - the grace and beauty of their dances, the joy of their music, the color and spectacle of their ceremony, their innate skills as artists and craftsmen, and their extraordinary hospitality and friendliness.