Bali is called " the Island of God" and it looks quite appropriate to say so, the assorted natural beauties of magnificent mountains, jagged coastlines, volcanic hillsides, quaint green sheets of rice terrace, beautiful beaches and coral reefs.
People & Culture
Bali reminds you of how important kindness and generosity are. The locals are lovely and cheerful, that it would be hard to have a bad day, someone will always put a smile on your face.
The locals from birth to grave are highly talented. on both sides of streets you will be able to see some beautiful carving and sculptures. They have the magical mystery of turning anything to splendid arts, may it be wood, metal, rock, clothes & the list goes on.
Being an Indian, I have never seen so much take away from Ramayana and Mahabharata even in India as much as i witnessed at Bali. The names of places, people , the beautiful carved sculptures in every lane and road midways epitomize their strong culture and belief.
Even in poor rural and neglected villages, beautiful temples are a common sight. Even layered pieces of palm leaf and neat fruit arrangements made as offerings by Balinese women have an artistic side to them.
Traditionally, displaying of female breasts is not regarded as immodest. You may able to see photos of Balinese women with bared chests, however, a display of the thigh is considered immodest. In modern Bali these customs are normally not strictly observed, but visitors visiting Balinese temples are advised to cover their legs.
Places to explore