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Bali has been famous with its finest beach in Asia. Balinese way of life always tied into their religious beliefs. Whatever they do, is always for the God Almighty. Every day before starting their activities, they always pray to have a blessing by provide offering to the God on the small altar at their yard. Sometimes you can see also some offering or sesajen on the road, near the intersection, inside the store, or other places. Never step, kick,or even take the flowers from this offering. In this "Land of 10,000 temples", "Pura" is the central place for worship, civic, family and social gathering.The biggest and the holiest temple in Bali is Pura Besakih on the slope of Mt. Agung..

Bali dance, drama, ritual and cremation ceremonies are an integral part of Balinese Hindu cultures. A vibrant culture, unique arts and ceremonies, a friendly people and scenic beauty make this island almost unreal in today's changing world . This rich blend of tradition and culture, naturally acted as a magnet for the tourists. The mesmerizing sounds of the gamelan, the countless scared and secular dances, beautiful textiles, the wayang style of painting are among some of the elements of Balinese culture the have long captured the hearts of visitors. An important part of culture, dance and drama are regarded as expression of devotion to the gods and means of infusing the younger generation with old values

Although Balinese live in modern world, they never forget their roots and respect their old custom, traditional art and culture. There are villages that still hold their old customs such as in Trunyan and Tenganan. Trunyan village is on an island at the Lake Batur.They call themselves as the Bali Aga or the original Balinese. They have maintained their old ways.

The local people in every region of this island have their own expertise in fine arts. Wood sculpture, sandstone sculpture, silverware, painting, mask making and more, are part of their daily life. Dance and drama have an important role for the Balinese people. They have learn to dance since their childhood.

Rafting, Trekking, Climbing, Off-Road, Tropical Safaris,Paragliding and other challenging adventure activities as well as marine tour such as - DIVING, SNORKELING, SAILING and CRUISING and even a new sport, know as "undersea-walker" is availlable in this island.

Bali Island is divided into eight regencies for administrative purposes, corresponding to the old Balinese kingdoms. There are : Badung , Bangli, Gianyar, Klungkung, Karangasem, Buleleng, Tabanan, Jembrana Regency in Bali. A ninth kingdom, Mengwi existed until the end of the 19th century.

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