With centuries of colourful history, Bali has a culture and heritage that is second to none. With influences that are Indian, Dutch, and Japanese, Bali has been stoic enough to preserve its rich culture throughout the years. With a multi-religious mix where Hinduism, Islam and Christianity have served to create a sense of harmony amongst all the islanders, tourists would be able to savour the vast and intricate inheritance that Bali has to offer the outside world. Venture into this island in the sun and experience something that is both physical and spiritual at the same time. You are likely to be forever changed!
One of the most important aspects of this island would be the numerous tourist attractions. There are many places that need to be visited, some of which are religious places of worship while, others are of historical importance. It is a must for any discerning tourist that they visit the Pakerisan Valley, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Taman Ayun Temple, which are rightfully classed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Other places of worthy of a visit include Badung Puputan Park in Denpasar where over 3,000 people lost their lives against the Dutch colonialists.
Of course, if you are more modern in your desire for rest and relaxation, then you do need to indulge your sense in Balinese spa treatments. Rumour has it, that it really is the fountain of youth where you can feel the stress and toil of modern day living melting away. And if you do consider yourself a shopaholic, Bali would be more than a shopper s paradise. Whether you desire arts and crafts, which can serve as excellent ornaments or mementoes, or Balinese fabric that is as smooth and light as gossamer, you know you have come to the right place.
While it is a prerequisite that all tourists visit all places mentioned above, a holiday in Bali would not be complete without indulging in the vast and diverse Balinese cuisine. As most of you know, it is thanks to the Indonesians that we have the world renowned Nasi Goreng! Yet this is just scratching the surface since there is a whole host of main courses and desserts that should be tried out at least once. The best thing about Bali is that there is something for everyone.
So there you have it. A small look into the numerous places that you should visit when in Bali. If night life is what you seek, you will come across many pubs and clubs that offer you a chance to dance the night away. You really need not miss shopping for designer wear either since; Bali has numerous shopping areas that offer the best of the West for easy purchase.