The island of Bali is warm and welcoming to each visitor, more than just a convienient short haul location for Australian visitors, Bali has much more to offer. Aside from a large array of Hotel and Villa accommodation, in addition to a cuisine to cater for all tastes and expense, the island of Bali does have wonderful beaches, natural sites, a rich history and inexpensive shopping. Be it a quick getaway or a family holiday, the island of Bali is one destination worthy of serious consideration.
An ancient Hindu sea temple and one of Bali’s most important temples, it is famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops.
Ubud Monkey Forest serves as a natural attraction and remains a natural landmark and one of the ‘must sees’ while visiting the area. It is a place of scientific research as well as a site of spiritual and cultural aspects with temples sanctified by the local villagers deep within its grounds.
Besakih Temple is known as the ‘mother temple’ of Bali and sits on the slopes of Mount Agung 1000 meters above sea level and is the largest of all the Balinese temples.
The park is home to over 60 species of animals roaming freely within their enclosures built to closely mimic their natural habitats and is the largest theme park in Bali.
A popular day-trip destination with powder-soft white sand and clear turquoise waters many areas around Nusa Lembongan are also good for diving and snorkeling, with abundant marine life and healthly coral.
Ubud is home to the island’s most important museums, including the Neka Art Museum with its expansive collection of Balinese paintings. There are dance and music performances every day throughout the city as well as numerous art galleries and craft shops to explore.Ubud is surrounded by gently rolling rice paddies which create a beautiful impression of greenness and is a great location to stay.
There are several indigenous Balinese languages, but most Balinese use the most widely spoken option modern common Balinese. The most common spoken language around the tourist areas is Indonesian and English is widely spoken.
The currency of Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah ( IDR )and widely used throughout the entire country. There are many well known established banks and many ATM machines located throughout Bali.
Australian passport holders will pay for a visa on arrival costing USD35.00 per person
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