Bali which is referred to as The Island of God, The Paradise Island, or The Island of a Thousand Temples, is located between Java and Lombok. The larger Java is located to the west while Lombok is situated to the east of Bali. There are some facts about Bali Island that you might do not know. So let’s break it down!
- 1. Bali has a Volcanic Black Sand Beach
It is the hidden beach in Bali, a unique Black Sand Beach. This black sand is at Pasut Beach, and it is the best black sand beach in Bali. They called it a hidden gem. Pasut Beach is filled with Balinese and you won’t find many tourists around but this black sand beach in Bali is definitely an interesting and scenic spot to spend your time. The best about Pasut Beach is that vehicles are permitted to drive along the expansive coastline.
- 2. Boasts a well Developed Arts and Culture Scene
Bali is arguably one of the world’s most artistic cultures. The Balinese are skillful painters, musicians, flower arrangers, woodcarvers, dancers, and weavers. In Bali sometimes it seems like everyone is an artist but the nation of art for art’s sake and the idea of an artist was only recently introduced. There are no words in the Balinese language for art and artist until they were brought to the island by Westerners. A lot of what Westerners consider art is produced for temples and ceremonies.
- 3. Bali has the Most Expensive Coffee in the World
Kopi luwak is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. It is a traditional Balinese coffee. They are selling it for around $700 per kilo/$300+ per pound. Kopi luwak is coffee made from coffee cherries that have been eaten, digested, and defecated by the Asian palm civet, a small mammal that looks like a cross between a cat and a raccoon. After that, the beans are cleaned and processed. Kopi luwak has been known as “cat poop coffee” in the West.
- 4. Balinese Baby can’t touch the ground
Have you heard about this in any other country? Babies in Bali Island don’t start off life on the right foot or on the left food. They can’t step on the ground for the first 105 days after birth. That is because of a prevalent and ancient custom. After 105 days after birth, they will touch the mother earth for the first time. The practice derives from a belief that newborns are still close to the sacred realm from which they came and therefore deserve to be treated with veneration Belief I reincarnation is widespread in Bali, where most people practice a local form of Hinduism.
- 5. Bali is the only Hindu island in Indonesia
Hinduism is the third largest religion in Indonesia. Indonesia has the biggest population of Muslims. Currently, around 1.7% of the Indonesian population adheres to Hinduism, which in absolute terms constitutes approximately four million Indonesians.
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