One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Bali has a unique culture all its own. Life in Bali is always related to “Tri Hita Karana” or a tripartite concept that include the spiritual relationship between human and God, and their environment. This tropical paradise has a unique blend of modern tourist facilities combined with wonderful shopping and a rich past and heritage.

Bali is one of the 33 provinces of the Republic of Indonesia. It is an island located in the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Bali's capital city is Denpasar, located towards the south of the island.

With a population of just over 3 million in 2005, the island is home to the vast majority of Indonesia's small Hindu minority. Bali is best known for being a tourist destination and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking and music.

East to west, the island of Bali is approximately 153 km wide and is approximately 112 km north to south; it's land area is 5,632 square km. The highest point is Mount Agung at 3,142 m, an active volcano that last erupted in March 1963. Mountains cover centre to the eastern side, with Mount Agung the easternmost peak. Mount Batur (1,717 m) is also still active.

Bali has a tropical monsoon climate, with pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius. Rainy season starts from October to March, when the West monsoon brings heavy showers and high humidity. June to September is considered the driest season, with low humidity and it can be fairly cold in the evenings, the best time for any outdoor activities.

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