About BaliPosted under: Bali in General
With the reputation of the most beautiful and diverse tourist spot in Asia, Bali annually attracts almots 7,000,000 visitors from around the world. The most attactive things about Bali is about the unique culture, great panorama, beautiful sunset and sunrise, the beaches, and also for the frinedly people in Bali.
Geographically, Bali is situated between the island of Java (at east side) and Lombok (at west side). Bali is small, stretching approximately 140 km from east to west, and 80 km from north to south. The tallest of a string of volcanic mountains that run from the east to the west is Gunung Agung (Mount Agung), which last erupted in 1963.
The majority of Bali's 4,000,000 people live, for the most part, in tight village communities with large extended families. The largest town is Denpasar, the capital city. In fact, this is the only city in Bali that we can call city. The second large one is Singaraja in the north. The main tourist area stretches from Kuta to Seminyak. Kuta became a major attraction during the tourist boom of the 70's because of its damous wite-sand beaches, the surf, and stunning sunsets.
Today, the Kuta to Seminyak stretch is a major tourist destination, with hundreds of hotels, bars, restaurants, and shops. Those in search of a little peace and quiet tend to head for the more sedate resorts of Sanur and Candidasa on the east cost, or Lovina in the north. Nusa Dua, on the southern-most peninsula of the island, houses many five-star hotels. The central village of Ubud, in the hilly region of Gianyar, has also blossomed as a tourist attraction and is now considered to be the artistic and cultural centre of Bali.
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