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Bali: the most important tourist destination in Indonesia

Bali is the westernmost island of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. This island which is the most visited tourist destination in the country is located between the islands of Lombok and Java. To the east the Lombok strait separates Bali from the island of Lombok, while to the west the Java strait separates Bali from the island of Java. Bali has an area of 5,633 sq km and is one of the smallest of the the Lesser Sunda Islands. The island is full of hills, mountain ranges and volcanoes. Much of the agricultural territory of the island is cultivated with rice, the terraced rice fields are one of the typical landscapes of the island.

The island, like most of the Indonesian islands, is characterized by imposing volcanoes. In the eastern part, the one that looks towards the island of Lombok, there is the highest point of the island: Mount Agung (Gunung Agung). An active volcano, which reaches 3,142 meters in height. Another active volcano, Mount Batur (1,717 meters), is located in the north-eastern part of the island and has the particularity of having a lake in the center of the caldera.

Unlike most of Indonesia, which is predominantly Muslim. On the island of Bali, the religion of approximately 92% of the population is Hinduism. The main city and provincial capital is Denpasar, located in the south-eastern part of the island.

Bali is the most important tourist destination of Indonesia. The main attractions of the island are the beaches. Some of which are beautiful such as those of Sanur, Kuta, Legian. In the south there are white sand beaches, while those in the north and west are black sand. Other attractions are above all natural landscapes (volcanoes, waterfalls, rice fields) and cultural tourism.

HOW TO GET TO BALI

The Bali airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). This airport by number of passengers is the second in the country after that of Jakarta. The airport is located in the southern part of the island.

The airport is connected with scheduled flights to the main airports of Indonesia, and with the main capitals of the Asian countries, with Australia, New Zealand and with some European countries.

The climate of Bali.

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