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An island full of beaches, temples and backpackers

Bali has long been a destination of choice for well-heeled resort travelers and frugal backpackers alike. A unique destination, strongly Hindu (unlike the rest of Indonesia), Bali serves visitors a rich and vibrant blend of western-oriented tourism fused with traditional culture. Unsurprisingly, Bali is both one of Indonesia’s most heavily touristed and wealthiest regions. Warm, clear water and sandy beaches are the island’s primary drawing cards. Game fishing, snorkeling, and surfing are also on offer. For the less active, there are plenty of quiet beaches on which to unwind, while at the other end of the scale, the (in)famous beach strip of Kuta-Legian is a backpacker's playground, abounding in knockoff clothing, restaurants, and (very) late-night bars. Venturing inland, lush rainforest conceals ornately carved temples, and rice terraces cling to precariously steep hillsides. The town of Ubud plays host to a myriad of cultural attractions, including galleries and museums. Those looking for outdoor activities have a wide range of options, including rafting, trekking, and even an ascent of the towering Mount Agung. Arranging travel to and from the island is a straightforward process. Like the rest of Indonesia, Bali is well served by an extensive ferry network. Bali is also a regional air hub, with daily flights to a number of local and international destinations.An island full of beaches, temples and backpackers

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  • Nice place and wonderful more
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  • Ubud, zwei Tage reichen, um nur einen Hauch von Ubud kennenzulernen. Besser aber ist eine Woch. Eine tolle, vielseitige Stadt, wo es auch in jedem Fall lohnt, länger zu bleiben. Besonders charmant fand ich, dass Ubud im Landesinneren. Ich würde es davon abhängig machen, wie lange man auf Bali Urlaub macht - es gibt viele fantastische Orte - und dementsprechend würde ich in Ubud bleiben. Ubud liegt sehr Zentral auf Bali. Von hier kann man sehr gut die gesamte Insel bereisen.Viel Spaß auf dieser tollen Insel Bali :-)
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  • waren schon an anderen orten auf der Welt aber Bali ist ein Traum.
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  • I would like to infrom you all who is traveling to the Gili islands, Bali and Lombok that there have occured great many deaths from methanol poisoning from dinking drinks/cocktails such as Mojito and buyning spirits in minimarts. Visit our page to get more infromation at our Facebook page: our homepage yourself, warn others. Save lives!
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  • Bali is the Best visiting in Idonesia, see the real Bali please explore by
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  • Traumhafte Kulisse, total freundliche Menschen
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  • i only arrived yesterday, but the first impression is great: beautiful landscape and very relaxed and friendly people - not as pushy as in other places!
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  • An island whose beauty is legendary all over the world.
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  • I reckon this place for everyone for relaxing. Also elephant safari at jungle teaches you about life...
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  • un paradiso!!!!! Non via spettate spiagge incontaminate, c'è tanto è comunque un posto magico che merita di essere visto
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  • einer der schönsten plätze auf dieser erde, fliege nun schon das 10. mal nach bali....
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  • the real paradise on the planet
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