Bali is the westernmost island of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. Bali is located between the islands of Java and Lombok: to the east of the strait of Lombok separates Bali from the island of Lombok, while to the west the Strait of Java separates Bali from Java island. Bali has an area of 5,633 square kilometers and is one of the smallest of the Lesser Sunda Islands. The island is full of hills, mountain ranges and volcanoes. Much of the island’s agricultural land is cultivated with rice, the rice terraces are one of the typical landscapes of the island.
The island, like much of the Indonesian islands, is characterized by towering volcanoes. In the eastern part of Bali, that facing the island of Lombok, is the island’s highest point: Mount Agung (Gunung Agung), an active volcano, which reaches 3,142 meters high. Another active volcano Mount Batur (1,717 meters), is located in the northeastern part of the island and has the distinction of having a lake in the center of the caldera.
Unlike most of Indonesia which is predominantly Muslim, in the island of Bali, the religion of about 92% of the population is Hinduism. The main city and provincial capital, Denpasar, is located in the south-east of the island.
Bali is the most important tourist destination of Indonesia, the island’s main attractions are the beaches, some of which are beautiful as those of Sanur, Kuta, Legian … (in the south there are white sand beaches, while the north and west there are black sand beaches), the natural landscapes (volcanoes, waterfalls, rice fields) and cultural tourism.
HOW TO GET TO BALI
The airport of Bali is the Bali International Airport (Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)), this airport for number of passengers is the second in the country after the one in Jakarta. The airport is located in the southern part of the island.
Bali Airport is connected by scheduled flights from the main airports of Indonesia, with most Asian capitals, with Australia, New Zealand and some European countries.