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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tanah Lot and Taman Ayun Royal Temple The Beach Around Beautiful Sunsets

Tanah Lot temple was built in the 16th century by a priest from Majapahit. Its rituals include the paying of homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. The Tanah Lot temple sanctuary is built a top a huge rock which is surrounded by the sea. Poisonous but peaceful sea snakes, which has white and black colors, found at the base of the rocky island are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruder. It is also a fantastic place to view beautiful sunsets.


Every day at dusk, tourists throng the area to witness the magnificent silhouette of the temple against the glowing horizon. The best view is from the cliff overlooking the temple. The beach around Tanah Lot is great for horse riding and watching dramatic sunsets, but not for safe swimming.

Tanah Lot Sunset Tour is an exciting tour to visit the temple on the rock with breathtaking view of sunset view as a backdrop. The tour will explore the famous tourist destinations in Bali of Tanah Lot Temple that is located above a big stone in coastal periphery. The tour also visits other places of interest in Tabanan regency or west part of Bali like Taman Ayun Temple It is a half day tour with private air-conditioning car transfer
and professional tour guide who is always outstanding offer out best quality service.


Arrival in Bali, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon visit Taman Ayun Royal temple, the temple located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency. It contains a beautiful temple building with a multi-storied roof and Balinese Architecture. Then proceed to Tanah Lot Temple. Tanah Lot temple, simple in its construction, is dramatic in its ocean-front location and one of the main temples in the worship of Balinese Gods. Enjoy the stunning view of the sunset at Tanah Lot before returning to the hotel. Overnight.

Taman Ayun Royal Temple

There are twenty-nine buildings in the innermost courtyard of this temple, which function as the symbolization of the various God, Goddess, and the power points of the kingdom. Each power point was represented by a meru. The main one is for Mount Agung, the highest mountain in Bali. It has eleven tiers that represented the eight directions, up, down and centre the totality of outer and inner space. The meru for Mount Batukaru also has eleven tiers and a nine tiers meru represents Mount Batur. Other merus represented the dominant natural features in the Mengwi kingdom, or regions of landscape that held special power, such as the mountains, the lakes the slopes, the plains and the ocean.



Tanah Lot Most Beauty Scenery and Taman Ayun Most Popualr Attraction Bali Tourism

Sanur Beach The Beautiful Coral Secenery Most Popular Bali

Sanur Beach is implemented along the beach of approx 6-7 km between Grand Bali Beach and Serangan Area. Before, the beach and the hotel are naturally protected from erosion by nearly continuous parallel ridge of coral lying just offshore. In the more-less 500 m space between the coral ridge and the beach, there is very shallow tidal lagoon, which is rich in sea life and which dampens the force of waves coming over the reef top.

There are many coastal protection structure like groin and seawall have been made along the coast by the owner of the properties to protect their own area, which finally led to an unnatural beach and degraded the coastal and recreational amenity value and the natural character has been severely degraded. All of the structures. Only beach in from of Bali Beach Hyatt Hotel (almost 1 km) are still preserved without any coastal protection. This is shown the effectiveness of natural offshore reefs to absorb and attenuate the wave energy before reaching the beachfront.

More than 30 m of shoreline retreat has occurred since 1983 due to the destruction of the coral reefs by mining, beach sand extraction and man made channel cut through the reef and pollution. According to function of the beach, shore protection work for Sanur Beach need to fulfils the following requirements:

- Protect the beach and reduce erosion
- Provide a wide beach and a safe swimming area
- Maintain good aesthetic effect
- Religious activity for Hindu people


After desire the required situation, some alternative can be making base on feasibility studies and existing investigated reports. Shoreline retreat has occurred due to the destruction of the coral reefs by mining, beach sand extraction and man made channel cut through the reef. They are many fishermen broken the coral reef to make canal. This is made the effectiveness of natural offshore reefs reduce to absorb and attenuate the wave energy before reaching the beachfront.


When the coral was removed, stronger wave came through the lagoon, presumably eroding the beachfront and making certain parts of the beach unsuitable for tourist use. Beside that, lowering of the lagoon give effect to an increased beach slope caused some slump of beach sand into the lagoon.

The immediate reaction of many tourist hotel owner was protected their own area without coordinate. The owner of the properties has made coastal protection structures like groin and seawall/riprap along the coast. This is caused new and difference problem, like total loss of adjacent and down current beach at some site. Which finally led to an unnatural beach and degraded the coastal and recreational amenity value and the natural character has been severely degraded.


Sanur Beach History

History of ancient Bali Sanur is also famous, and many slate monument, which is the inscription of King Kasari Warmadewa the berkeraton in 917 years Singhadwala, where there is now a Southern Blanjong charter Sanur Beach. Among Tourism, Sanur beach was first introduced by a Belgian artist named AJ Le Mayeur with his wife Ni Polok who permanently reside there since 1937 and held a painting exhibition of his work alone.Daya attraction north of Sanur as a semi-circle around the South part turned from East to West, where a wave of sea water was so large and visible when the water subsided stone reef which runs colorful. On the day near the moon and the sea water off a rather large wave. In the south-east Nusa Penida visible clusters across the sea and in the east of the panorama looks south coast of the island of Bali with the mountain.

Sanur Beach is located in Sanur Village, South Denpasar District City of Denpasar. This beach is located on the east and south of the village of Sanur, which is the edge of the Indian Ocean south of Indonesia island of Bali.

Padang Bai Beach and Candidasa Diving And Snorkeling Beauty Fish and Coral

Padang Bai is a small, scenic and busy fishing village and port. The reefs in the area all have white bottoms and the diving can be absolutely stunning. Tepekong, a short boat ride from Padang Bai and an even shorter hop from Candidasa, is a volcanic hump rising out of the water. Underwater this area is covered with medusa-like coral heads absolutely adorned with blood-red sea fans, tunicates and various sponges. The competition for space is unbelievable. A drift dive, Tepekong can have strong currents but you are often rewarded with the sight of big pelagic fish and, sometimes, Sunfish. Grey reef sharks are also common in the area.


Gili Mimpang consists of three mini rock islands, slope and walls 12 minutes by speed boat from Padang Bai. This area has excellent coral coverage and variety with a 95 per cent chance of seeing sharks and occasionally Manta rays and Sunfish. Good variety of reef fish. A highlight is Shark Junction, one of the few spots to get a shot of a swimming shark from underneath. Note that around new moon diving is only enjoyable for the experienced diver because of strong and tricky currents.


The Blue Lagoon is a five-minute boat ride from Padang Bai harbour and both north and south sections are excellent dive sites. The southern part of the reef drops vertically to 20 metres and continues in a sandy area. The underwater landscape is dominated by up to four-metre high soft coral and ledges hiding large spiny lobsters. Within a short distance a large staghorn coral field stretches in eight metres of depth, alive with oriental sweetlips, basslets and schools of glassfish. Finally, hard coral fields replace the sandy area.

The snorkling was great sailing from the harbor in Padang Bai, especially in a glass bottom boat for the guests that did not dive. Feeding the fish (bread) was a real hit, they went crazy jumping over each other. The white sands beach was beautiful, but the currents were stong.

Candidasa Beach Most Popular Attractions Bali Tourism


Bali was discovered as a diving destination and, in an incredibly short period of time, the market expanded and grew exponentially. Then returning divers complained the diving was not so good. How did this happen and is it still true today? Sue Crowe found out. Bali today is a major tourist destination; take an empty suitcase and go shopping, surfi ng, wining and dining. It has more than 120 dive operations. However, as most of these are simply fronts and booking shops, it is imperative to separate the “wheat from the chaff” or you may well be disappointed.

Whatever its past reputation, Bali is a place of outstanding beauty above and below the waterline; with more diversity of species than Ambon and Manado – areas long heralded as brilliant dive destinations. The trick to a truly successful and rewarding dive holiday in Bali is to understand how it works, know where the great diving areas are and use the Bali tourist phenomenon to your advantage. Today, professional tour operators survive amongst the not-so-professional by understanding what customers want and making sure they provide only the very best dive experiences.

Nusa Penida Best Scenery and Attractions Popular Bali Tourism

<b>Diving Senorkeling Nusa Penida</b>
Nusa Penida is a small island situated just off the south-east coast of Bali that largely remains in its pure state, comparatively untouched by tourism development. Clearly seen form Bali, Nusa Penida lies throughout a deep straight of ocean topic to heavy swells that frequently hinder boat passage. The journey throughout to the island takes less than an hour by by public ferry from the port of Padangbai, whereas conventional boats frequently go away; weather permitting, from Sanur seashore for a a lot slower journey.


Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan neighboring islands offer some of the best diving Bali. Nusa Penida is a large island in the southeast of Bali, the Strait of Badung located. There are many dive sites to choose from. In season we can try to find famous Mola Mola, but the core area of Nusa Penida diving offers a great view, healthy reefs and pelagic fish.

<b>Diving Senorkeling Nusa Penida</b>
  
Nusa Penida is an island southeast of Bali island, Indonesia. Administratively, the island is a subdistrict of Klungkung regency. There are two small islands close by: Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. The Badung Strait separates the island and Bali.

<b>Diving Senorkeling Nusa Penida</b>

Nusa Penida is a unique island-wide bird sanctuary. It is unique in that Nusa Penida is a populated island where all of the communities have formally committed to protect birds. The idea of converting Nusa Penida (and its sister islands of Lembongan and Ceningan) into a bird sanctuary came from Drh I. Gede Nyoman Bayu Wirayudha (veterinarian) and his Indonesian NGO, Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF), who envisioned the islands to be a natural safe haven where endangered birds could be released and then rebuild their numbers, free from the threat of poachers. FNPF spent 2 years counselling all of the key people of influence on the Penida islands on the benefits of protecting birds and conservation.

Nusa Lembongan Spectacular Snorkeling Diving And Surfing In Bali



Nusa Lembongan is the first of a group of 3 islands with neighbours Chenigans and Nusa Penida. Chenigans is smaller again than Lembongan and is connected to Lembongan by a swing bridge from Lembongan Village. Nusa Penida is a large island separate from Chenigans by an extremely deep channel that is home to some quite spectacular snorkeling. Orientation Tours – you can either hire self-drive motorbikes or asks for a guided tour. Motorbike hire – just go to the first shop at the bottom of the headland and ask Made. He will sort it out for you. There are always motorbikes available so no need to book. Ask the Housekeeper if you are unsure. She will arrange it.

Nusa Lembongan there’s good swimming this end of the island and Blackies Warung at the other end is a good stop for refreshments and a swim. They also do good local food. If a longer walk is on the agenda then ask at Blackies for directions to get you over the next headland which brings you into Mushroom Bay which again has good swimming and here you can park yourself on the beach in front of the Bali CafĂ© which is very close to the other end and they will bring you cold bears and wine whilst you swim and sunbake until your lunch is served when you can go up into the restaurant (still in the sand).

Nusa Lembongan is one of the small island of a row of three islands located in the southeast of Bali, the Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan Nusa Ceningan. Nusa Lembongan Island is the best of the other two islands. This island belonged Klungkung regency and its location is separated by Badung Strait from the island of Bali. Although only a small island, Nusa Lembongan can deliver a variety of recreational facilities.


 
Nusa Lembongan Island is also quite popular for the surfer or surfers. For the divers, a view of coral reefs around the island of Nusa Lembongan so riveting. You can also do snorkeling and diving here. There are also a variety of supplies and equipment for conducting diving or snorkeling and diving which can be in the lease There are several points common location that can be visited in Nusa Lembongan, such as villages and craft markets. There are also some resorts that are available in Nusa Lembongan.


Nusa Lembongan there are also villages where seaweed cultivation. Most of the population in Nusa Lembongan is a seaweed farmer. So when we visited the island of Nusa Lembongan, you'll see a lot of seaweed that is dried in the sun. In addition, the island is inhabited by about 4,000 people, choose a famous tourist attraction of Goa along the Gala.

Nusa Lembongan Map

Menjangan Island Bali The Beauty Pent Thousand

Menjangan Island is a small island, located 5 miles to the north-west of Bali island and is part of the Indonesian archipelago. Menjangan' s white sandy beaches make a nice location to break for lunch. Underwater, the drop-off along the south shore and eastern tip, facing the Bali Sea, are home to lots of colourful small fish and vertebrates, lacy sea fans and a variety of sponges. The sandy, gradual slopes of Menjangan' s north coast is a final resting place for Bali' s oldest dive able shipwreck, the Anker Wreck. Menjangan Islands north coast has also some beautiful snorkeling sites.

Even large pelagics are sometimes seen at Menjangan Island. Occasionally sightings of Whales, Whale sharks and Manta rays have been reported. Drift diving is usual, but currents are quite mild and all levels of divers can enjoy this area.

<b>Menjangan Island</b>

Menjangan Island is located on the north of the National West Bali Park, 76 km  west Singaraja city. To reached the island tourist must used motor-boat around 30 minutes. Menjangan Island is small island without occupants widely approximately 175 hectare consisted of coral, the vulcanic rock stone as well as the volcanic black land. This island offered the potential beauty of sorrounding sea taht really suitable for the recreation activity as well as water sport like : Snorkelling and Scuba diving.

<b>Menjangan Island</b>

The best time to visit Bali is from May to September and this exotic locale is also an ideal romantic destination. The famous beaches like Nusa Dua, Kuta, Sanur, and Jimbaran are examples of the absolute beauty of Mother Nature. Their sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise blue water help the tourists to spend lazy afternoons playing in the beaches.

Diving Menjangan Island In Bali<b>Diving Menjangan Island</b>

Menjangan Island Visit a tips and a few place to stay when you have plan to menjangan, i suggest you stay at Pemuteran at Taman Selini Bungalow beach front. If you prefer relax place stay 2 night is more recommended. Its take approximately 3.5 hour from Bali International Airport, Another option is to stay in the Park itself at Waka Shorea. You can only get there by boat. The downside being once youa re there, well, you are there.  Menjangan Island located at North West Coast Bali, the island is very quite but very good for diving & snorkeling. Trekking at Bali Barat park also good activities when you stay.

Meduwe Karang Temple Unique and Antique Architecture Most Popular Bali Tourism

The ancient temple complex of Pura Meduwe Karang and Goa Gajah (the Elephant Cave) are just two of the sites where you’ll witness this unique fusion. The middle court, Jaba Tengah, and Jeroan, or interior court, are further on. The interior courtyard is considered the most sacred place, and situated here is statue of Kumbakarna being overwhelmed by a troop of monkey soldiers led by Sugriwa.



The Pura Meduwe Karang consists of three terraces rising one behind another – the outer court (jaba pura), the middle court (jaba tengah), the inner court (jeroan). Two stone stairways lead to outer court, the front of which is decorated with numerous sandstone statues, some thirty-four in all, depicting scenes from Ramayana. The centerpiece is a sculpture showing the giant Kumbhakarna engaged in a violent battle with horde of monkeys from Sugriwa army.


The number of these abodes is, considering the size of the temple, unexpectedly limited. There are only three shrines, flanked by two piasan  and linked by a high and over elaborately ornamented bebaturan, form the abode of the deity. The composite structure of these three shrines consist of a high, uncovered padmasana on each side of which is a gedong, a miniature of stone building with a carved and gilded double door and a roof of duk, resting four wooden pillar.


The remaining space on the wall filled by a horseman flying through the air on his mount. The southern side of wall is embellished with a carving of Astimuka (elephant face) and it is stated that this figure is identical with Sanghyang Gana (Ganesha), the god with elephant head. Other walls are filled with sculpture depicting everyday life, soft porn, and other curious theme.

Lovina Beach Full Dolphin Most Favourite Bali Tourism

The calm waves and the black sand satisfy in the Lovina beach north Bali . The coastal villages of Anturan, Tukad Mungga, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus are throughout a streching of 8 kilometers of the beach of the sand of the black of the tranquil. Only located four kilometers to the west of Singaraja, the capital of Bali of the north, and an impulsion of the ninety-kilometer of Denpasar. from mass tourism, Lovina is a safe haven of tranquility especially popular among culture and nature lovers. Lovina's traditional, rural surroundings of fishing, farming, forests and plantations guarantee for relaxing holidays.


Lovina Beach

The Lovina tourist beach resort because he was the first person who built an accommodation named Lovina (an acronym for 'Love Indonesia') in the area in August 1953. He had introduced Lovina as a tourist beach resort in North Bali worldwide by writing a number of articles in international publications for years until he died in Lovina on June 2nd, 1978 at the age of 70.

This resource has many restaurants at the moment specially those the offer seafood, some hotels of the star, and many good comforts and truth that relax For those without the licenses of the jump, one can obtain liscensed in a question of some days of courses in Lovina. The enthusiastic one of the jump will probably wish to be transferred ignited to the island of Menjangan, the most famous site of the jump of Bali.

Lovina Beach

It is impulsion of one hour of Lovina Beach where one then would take to 30 meticulous stroll of the boat on the island. Like part of the national park of Bali Barat, the island of Menjangan either is known for her is the clear water the more in the archipelago indonesio, in where you can go to plunge or to snorkeling between filones coralline and the fish in the chispeante clear water. Another popular attraction is to watch of the dolphin. A traditional boat small call, jukung, can be used form the villagers in the morning to bring us of border to satisfy these elegant and pretty creatures.

Lovina Beach is located about 10 km to the west of Singaraja, right on the main coast road that will take you all the way around the island. It’s more an area than a distinct destination, really being comprised of the small towns of Kalisasem, Temukus, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, Tukad Mungga and Pemaron. The beaches in Lovina tend to be of a black, volcanic sand, and you won’t find huge sprawling expanses of sandy beach that you have on other parts of the island. You also won’t find enormous waves here on the shore of the Bali Sea, as it is much shallower than the southern beaches that face the Indian Ocean. What you will find is a placid ocean, especially peaceful in the morning, and trust me, you will find yourself thinking that this is exactly why you came to Bali.

Dolphin Lovina Beach
Lovina Beach see at sunset you can see a great aura of peace environmental, Maybe in Lovina Beach you can see the same atmosphere with the Tanah Lot area, if you visit this place, make sure don't leave until you see the sunset.

Klungkung Palace Historical Majapahit Kingdom

Klungkung has played a most important role in Bali's history. It was the seat of rule of Bali's history. It also seat of rule of Bali's most powerful dynasty of rajas, Dewa Agung, under whom the island was united during a glorious period of rich cultural influence. Gajah Mada, head of Majapahit, pacified and united Bali towards the end of the 13th century, incorporating the island into the Majapahit Empire. He set king Kepakisan, the first Dewa Agung "Great Deity". To rule over the island from his court at Samprangan, near the present town of Klungkung.


Klungkung
The Klungkung kingdom was considered to be the highest and most important of the nine kingdoms of Bali from the late 17th century to 1908. It was the heir of the old Gelgel kingdom, which had dominated the island since long but had broken up in the late 17th century. In 1686 (or, in another version, 1710), Dewa Agung Jambe I, a prince descending from the old Rajas of Gelgel, moved to Klungkung (also known as Semarapura) and built a new palace or puri. Although he did not have the prerogatives of his Gelgel forbears, the new palace maintained a degree of prestige and precedence on the politically fragmented island. The palace was built in square form, being roughly 150 meters on each side with the main gate to the north. It was divided in several blocks with various ritual and practical functions.

Klungkung Palace Historical Majapahit Kingdom
The Klungkung Palace is a historical building complex situated in Semarapura , the capital of the Klungkung regency  on Bali, Indonesia. The palace (puri) was erected at the end of the 17th century, but largely destroyed during the Dutch colonial conquest in 1908. Today the basic remains of the palace are the court of justice, the Kertha Gosa Pavilion, and the main gate that bears the date Saka 1622 (AD 1700). Within the old palace compound is also a floating pavilion, Bale Kambing, which was added in the 1940s.

Bedugul and Beratan Lake Tour is One of Bali Tour Packages

Bedugul and Beratan Lake Tour is one of Bali Tour Packages to visit places of interest in the regency of Tabanan like Beratan Lake, Ulun Danu Temple, Transitional fruit and vegetable market and Taman Ayun Temple.

Bedugul and Beratan Lake Tour is one of Bali Tour Packages to visit places of interest in the regency of Tabanan like Beratan Lake, Ulun Danu Temple, Transitional fruit and vegetable market and Taman Ayun Temple. Bedugul is the name of place located in mountain area encircled by the cold temperature and natural environment with beautiful panorama of Beratan Lake. Your tour is arranged within 8 hours departs
from your hotel lobby. The tour is very exciting to visit the tourist destinations in Bali with our professional speaking guide and full air-conditioning car for your enjoyable and comfortable journey. On the way of your tour, the Indonesia lunch menu is served at local restaurant with breathtaking view of rice terrace to complete the tour to be your memorable one.

BERATAN LAKE
Beratan Lake is a beautiful wide lake encircled by the cool temperature and blanketed by fog especially in the evening. The water is clear and calm with beautiful Mountain as backdrop view that make you will forbear staying there. There are plenty of traditional boats standby at the lakeside which is used by fisherman and found local people are fishing to add the beauty of this place.


ULUN DANU TEMPLE
Ulun Danu Temple is a famous temple located in the lakeside of Beratan and owns the beautiful panorama with Beratan Lake and mountain as a backdrop view. When the lake water is going up, this temple is looked like adrift above water because the water encircles it. It is situated in the cool area and mountain with breathtaking view and many tourist visits this place every day in particular on the day time.


FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TRADITIONAL MARKET It is a traditional market to sell the fresh vegetable and fruit that is very famous and many visited by tourist especially by local tourist. It is one of the tourist destinations in Bali presenting unique local community activities by serving the variety of agricultural product like fresh vegetables, fruit, corn, peanut, union, tomato etc. This market is opened from 7:00 am and closed at 18:00.

TAMAN AYUN TEMPLE
Taman Ayun Temple is a big temple located in Mengwi District and Badung regency. It is one of the heritance from the empire of Mengwi with beautiful temple building and the big fishpond surrounds it. This Temple owns the building boosting high and joins with others with beautiful decoration and it is designed by Balinese architecture.

Bali Safari and Marine Park Most Popular Attractions

The Bali Safari and Marine Park having been open since 2007 and rapidly growing in popularity, its owners thought it would benefit from bringing someone in to help them do things better. Despite criticism in some circles, Husband said the safari park was not doing anything that needed major attention. While we sat on the safari bus, he answered the many questions I had about a few of the accusations.



Husband said that, like the young of most animals, the white tiger liked to sleep a lot. He said suggestions the one on display needed to be drugged while people had photos taken with it were nonsense and that his handlers were trained to recognise when he was becoming playful and to take him away.


The baby orangutan is also free from danger, he said, and the animals littered throughout the safari are
watched constantly by keepers who are hiding behind trees, out of sight of the tour buses. The Bali Safari and Marine park’s promotion of conservation is another aspect scoffed at in some circles around the world. But Husband pointed out that the program put in place by the park to increase the numbers of Bali mynah birds had played a big part in stopping many smuggling syndicates.


The safari bus roams among many different animals, including my favourite, the hippo. It’s probably not very often that the park’s curator will be in the safari bus as it explores the 40ha property, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have your questions answered about the 60 species of animals there.


Bali Safari and Marine Park Most Popular attractions in Balinese nature tourist is combining Indonesian Animal and Marine Savanah cultural ambiance with African Savannah, Bali Safari and Marine Park features the following exhibits featuring Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, white tiger, leopard, komodo dragon and cheetah are just some of the fascinating creatures that can be seen at the Bali Safari and Marine Park the wonderfull Park.

BALI EXPERIENCE POPULAR AND FAVORITE INDONESIAN TOURISM


The island of Bali is probably the best-known tourist destination in Indonesia. Bali is the most popular spot for leisure activities given its exceptional tourist offerings. Bali a small diamond shaped island nestled between the Indian and Pacific Ocean is part of the Indonesian archipelago that lies 8 to 9 degrees South of the equator between Java in the West and Lombok in the East. The island covers a small area of only 5,632 square kilometres where vast chains of volcanic mountains between 1,350 meters and 3,000 meters high stretch across from the West to East end. Surrounded with beautiful beaches, the island holds lush tropical forests, pristine crater lakes, fast flowing rivers and picturesque rice terraces. The South coast consists of white sand beaches, while in other parts of the island the beaches are covered with exotic black volcanic sand.

The beauty of Bali is also enriched by the sincerity of its people. The population has grown to over 3.1 million people with an overwhelming majority of Hindus. The island’s largest city and administrative centre is the fast growing Denpasar with population of over 530,000. Tourism is spreading rapidly in all directions, making it the largest industry to date. In Bali. the traditional tourism area includes a vast area between Denpasar, Kuta, Sanur and Ubud. Smaller towns such as Jimbaran, Tuban, Legian, Seminyak, and Canggu are also developing into busy tourist areas. In the other hand, the Nusa Dua area with its five star hotel compound represents a
more modern approach to tourism.

Historically, the genuine interest for Bali began during the Dutch conquest where the Colonial government strove to protect and promote Bali as a living museum following the respect for the indigenous tradition and culture. This initiative resulted in the arrival of wealthy aristocrats and intellectuals during the early 1920s that came from all around the world to sample the so-called last paradise. After independence and the instigation of the New Order, the era of mass tourism opened in Bali. Later, the development of infrastructure and the swift response of the Balinese people towards the industry have positioned Bali as the focal point of the development of Indonesian tourism.



Currently, large proportion of tourists and visitors alike to Indonesia, spend most of their time in Bali. During the year 2001, over 1.3 million visitors came to Bali with an average length of stay of 11 days and an average spending of US$ 77,35 per day. It is predicted that in the year 2003 the numbers of visitor will decline moderately following the aftermath of the Bali Bombings in Kuta 2002 and the Irak crisis. However, the last few months has shown more promising trends particularly after the detention of the individuals responsible behind the Bali bombings.

In this expanding tourism industry, home and small-scale industries are thriving especially in the producing of handicrafts and souvenirs for local consumption and exports with main buyers coming from the United States Europe and Japan. The textile, garment, and handicraft industry are key aspects of Bali’s export earnings. In the year 2000 craft industry exports amounted to US $ 348 million. From the total export earnings of US $ 406 million, the contribution of craft industries amounts to 85,58 %. With this significance, the development of
craft industry in Bali at present and in the future is hoped to be come a model of culture industry for others.

Tourism in Bali creates employment and has enormous potentials in the sustainable development of economy, environment and social culture. Tourism has become a realistic option for development in many areas. Therefore, there is a strong likelihood that the tourism industry will continue to grow globally over the short to medium term. Of course mismanagement can have a harmful effect particularly damage to the environment and local culture. The challenge is to manage the future growth of the industry in order to minimize negative impacts on the environment and host communities whilst maximizing the benefits it brings in terms economic,
social and cultural development.

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