Paradise is on the island of Bali. That is what many people think after visiting the island, because its incredible biodiversity have made it worthy of countless praises. It is known as the Island of the Gods, famous for its elaborate temples and the friendliness of the Balinese. Bali is surrounded by beautiful beaches of lush palm trees, crystal clear springs, dense jungles and small villages with a wonderful culture.
It is located approximately eight degrees south of the line of Ecuador. Its area is 5,700 km². The mountainous area, characterized by a large density of vegetation and the many height farming, extends from the centre of the island to its east side. The highest point of the island is Mount Agung with 3,142 m high, an active volcano, which is an almost obligatory stop for travellers. Everyone visiting it can’t avoid being worried about it because its last eruption was in March 1963, despite all the guides try to reassure us by saying that there is no risk of eruption ... for the moment.
Another wonder of Bali is its tropical climate all year round. The annual average temperature is 30 ° C. There are two seasons: the rainy one and dry one. The dry one goes from April to September and the rainy season from October to March - but it can rain at any time of the year, and they are usually heavy downpours that last little, but they bring a tremendous amount of water. It is surprising how at any moment the sky gets cloudy and in the middle of the sweltering heat, an intense and constant rain starts to fall down, usually less than an hour, and then it returns to a clear and sunny weather, typical of the tropics. In general, the best months to visit Bali are from May to August. During these months the weather is less hot and it rains less.
Some of the world's best hotels are located on the island of Bali. They are huge luxury complexes, with a very reasonable price (for the services provided) and they offer plenty of leisure, tourism and cultural tours. The most requested tours are showing the interior of the island, the areas of rice crops, forests or rivers and waterfalls inside. Although they usually end up in a crowded and bustling market where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs. Wood carvings in their huge street markets, local artwork and colourful typical dresses of Bali are some of the remarkable items.
Bali island belongs to the nation with the largest Muslim population in the world. This religion arrived in Bali from India, via Java. Hindu merchants brought their beliefs and introduced them in Java, where a dynasty of Hindu kings was established. Only the ruins of the temple of Borobudur have survived. In the sixteenth century there was a Muslim revolution throughout the region, and much of the Hindu population fled to Bali, where they settled with their traditions and beliefs. Hence its many traditions have taken root in the cultural memory of its people. It is normal to see colourful altars full of flowers or fruit that faithful Balinese change daily.
There are lots to see in Bali, its natural charm is unparalleled, and the island has very good connections to almost anywhere on the planet. Your holiday there will surely be unforgettable.