Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bali vacation

Bali is the name of one of the provinces in Indonesia, and also the name of the largest islands that are part of the province. In addition comprises the island of Bali, Bali province consists of the islands are smaller in the vicinity, namely the island of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan Island, Nusa Island Ceningan, and attack the island.

Bali lies between Java and Lombok Island. Denpasar is the capital of his province, which lies on the southern island. The majority of the population of Bali is Hindu. In the world, Bali is known as a tourist destination with a unique variety of art-culture, especially for the Japanese and Australian tourists. Also known as Bali island and Pulau Seribu Pura.


Bali Island is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands along the 153 km and width of 112 km around 3.2 km from the island of Java. Astronomically, Bali is located at 8 ° 25'23 "south latitude and 115 ° 14'55" East Latitude mebuatnya tropical climate like the rest of Indonesia.

The highest point is Mount Agung in Bali as high as 3148 m. The volcano last erupted in March 1963. Mount Batur is also one of the mountain in Bali. Around 30,000 years ago, Mount Batur erupted and produced a tremendous disaster on earth. Unlike in the north, the southern part of Bali is by flowing lowland rivers.

Based on the relief and topography, in the middle of the island of Bali lies the mountains that extend from west to east and between these mountains there are clusters of the volcano Gunung Batur and Gunung Agung volcano and no mountain is Mount Merbuk, Gunung Patas, and Gunung Seraya. The existence of these mountains cause by Geographic Area Bali is divided into 2 (two) are not the same part of Northern Bali with a narrow lowland and less slope, and lowland South Bali with a wide and sloping. 40%" .Bali slope consists of flat land (0-2%) covering 122,652 hectares, undulating land (2-15%) covering 118,339 ha, steep land (15-40%) covering 190,486 ha, and land is very steep (> 40% ) covering 132,189 ha. Province of Bali has 4 (four) lakes are located in mountainous areas are: Lake Beratan, Buyan, Tamblingan and Lake Batur.

The capital of Bali is Denpasar. Other important places as the center of Ubud art is located in Gianyar regency, while Kuta, Sanur, Seminyak, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua is a place that became a tourist destination, both tourist beaches and resorts.

The total area of Bali Province is 0.29% 5636.66 km2 or area of the Republic of Indonesia. Bali Province is administratively divided into 9 districts, 55 districts and 701 villages.


Bali has no railway network but a very good road network is available, especially to the tourist destination areas. Most residents have private vehicles and choose to use it because public transportation is not available with either, except for taxis.

Types of public transport in Bali, among others

* Gig, using the horse as a vehicle towing
* Motorcycle taxi, motorcycle taxi
* Bemo, serving in and intercity
* Taxi
* Bus, serving the intercity relations, rural, and between provinces.

Bali connected with Java by ferry service linking the port with the Port Gilimanuk Ketapang in Banyuwangi, a long journey took about 30 to 45 minutes. Crossing to Lombok Island through Padang Bay to the Port of Port of Sheet, which takes about four hours.

Air transport is served by the Ngurah Rai International Airport, with destinations to major cities in Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan. Runway and aircraft coming and going can be seen clearly from the beach.

Balinese traditional music has in common with traditional music in many other areas in Indonesia, for example in the use of the orchestra and various other drum instruments. Nevertheless, there are peculiarities in the technique of playing and his composition, for example in the form kecak, which is supposedly a form of singing monkey noises. Similarly, any variety that is played gamelan is unique, for example Jegog Gamelan, Gamelan Gong Gede, Gambang Gamelan, Gamelan Selunding, and Gamelan Semar Pegulingan. Angklung music unisex Ngaben played for the ceremony, as well as Bebonangan music played in a variety of other ceremonies.

There is a modern form of traditional music of Bali, for example Gamelan Gong Kebyar which is dance music that developed during the Dutch colonial period, and Joged tube which became popular in Bali since the era of the 1950s. Typically Balinese music is a combination of various metal percussion instruments (metallophone), gongs, and wooden percussion (xylophone). Because social relations, politics and culture, traditional music of Bali or Balinese gamelan games influence or affect each other in the surrounding cultural regions, such as traditional music community in Banyuwangi and the traditional music of Lombok.

* Gamelan
* Jegog
* Genggong
* Silat Bali


Balinese dance in general can be categorized into three groups, ie, the guardian or the sacred art of dance performances, dance performances or art bebali for the ceremony and also for visitors, and Balih-balihan or the art of dance for the entertainment of visitors. [7]

Balinese dance connoisseur I Made Bandem [8] in the early 1980s never classify these Balinese dances, among others, who belong to the trustee for example Berutuk, Sang Hyang Dedari, Rejang and Row Gede, bebali among others is to dance, Mask Pajegan, and Wayang Wong, whereas Balih-balihan among others is the Legong, Parwa, Arja, Prembon and Joged, and various other modern dance choreography.

One of the dances are very popular for tourists is the Kecak Dance. Around the 1930s, Wayan Limbak cooperate with German painter Walter Spies to create this dance based on traditional Sanghyang and parts of the Ramayana story. Wayan Limbak popularizing this dance while traveling the world with his troupe of Balinese dancers.

Dancing guardian

* Sang Hyang Dedari
* Sang Hyang Jaran
* Tari Rejang
* Line Dance
* Dance Janger

Dance-balihan Balih

* Legong Dance
* Arja
* Joged tube
* Drama Gong
* Barong
* Pendet
* Kecak Dance
* Candidate Charcoal

Regional apparel

Apparel Bali region is extremely varied, although a cursory looks the same. Each area in Bali has a special characteristic and symbolic ornament, based on activity / ceremony, sex and age of its users. Social and economic status of a person can be known based on the style of clothing he was wearing jewelry and ornaments.

Traditional male clothing generally consists of:

* Udeng (headband)
* Woven seam
* Umpal (shawl fastener)
* Cain Wastra (kemben)
* Belt
* Keris
* A variety of jewelry ornaments

Often, too, worn clothes, shirts, jackets, and footwear as a complement.

Women's traditional clothing, usually consisting of:

* Bun (bun)
* Sesenteng (kemben songket)
* Woven Wastra
* Belt prada (Stagen), twisted her hips and chest
* Shawl songket shoulders down
* Woven tapih or sinjang, next in

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* A variety of jewelry ornaments

Often kebaya worn, the cloth covering the chest, and footwear as a complement.


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