A complete travel guide to Bali
You must have seen many travellers talking about the best of Bali before you saw it for yourself: golden beaches, hip nightlife and wonderful resorts. But as well as the tourist sanctuary and must-see temples, there is a mysterious land surrounded by bustling volcanoes and an underdeveloped paradise for people to rest and enjoy themselves.
The History of Bali
The island of the gods became international in the 1920s when the Royal Dutch Steam Packet Company (Royal Dutch Steam Packet Company) took tourists to experience the local art and culture. Artists such as Charlie Chaplin and Miguel Covarrubia soon began arriving, promoting Bali’s image as a renowned cultural location. Of the more than 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia, Bali is one of the few countries that has managed to preserve its Hindu culture, while the rest of the country has adopted Islam. In the 1970s, only two decades after Indonesia’s independence from the Netherlands, the government began to invest in the development of tourism in Bali. Find out below some interesting places you can visit in Bali.
Tucked away on the west coast is the beautiful town of Seminyak, although very close to the south is it’s much more populated neighbour, Kuta. Seminyak offers sophisticated Western cuisine and fast food options, all in ultra-modern interiors. Its main bars and restaurants are located at one end, Jalan Petitenget, making for an easy day of sightseeing. It’s also home to the Potato Head club, one of Bali’s most popular entertainment venues.
Canggu represents to Bali what Brooklyn is, or has become, to New York City: hip. While Seminyak and Kuta can be a bit noisy, Canggu has a relaxed surfer vibe. Surrounded by enchanting and huge rice fields, the town is known for the ideal waves for beginner surfers found at Batu Bolong Beach.