Bali, well known as a paradise island, a land of a
thousand gods, thousand temples, thousand dances, is
located at the Pacific Ocean, just below the
equatorial line, on latitude 8 degree south and
longitude 115 degree east. The island is considered
to be the most attractive island to visitors. It is
estimated that the were more than 3.000.000 visitors
a year from all round the world. Most of them seek
an understanding of a way of life that is really
Dance is a part of Balinese life. This can be
watched in every cultural or religious
activities. The most common and attractive dance
are Barong and Kecak. The dances daily perform
in several places around Ubud or Singapadu.
There are several other dances that could excite
you such as the Gambung, the Topeng, the Baris,
and the Legong. The most classical and exciting
dance is the Gambuh, which is very rare to
perform. The other one is the Topeng, which is
the traditional masked dance. This dance is
usually performed in ritual ceremonies. The
Baris which is known as the warrior's dance, is
usually performed in certain events.
population of Bali is estimated 3,500,000 people
who live mostly at southern part of the island.
The capital city of Bali's province is Denpasar,
which is populated around 300,000. The second
largest town is Singaraja, which is located in
the north. The most attractive tourist areas is
Kuta beach, which is only 15 minutes drive from
the International Ngurah Rai Airport. Other
places, such as Ubud, Nusa Dua, Sanur Candidasa
beach are also very nice places to visit.