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Level 1
Juliet
4/15/2014
Overall rating: 6
Overall Guide: When my partner and me had a vacation in Bali, oh God i can't believe my eye ,so amazing place! we went to Lovina, Kintamani and Nusa Dua the Bali Safari and i enjoyed the volcano and lake view, we stayed in Keraton at our last 3 days.I miss it,be back soon! Thank you, Bali!
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Couple
Steve Dodds
8/24/2013
Overall rating: 8
Overall Guide: A great place for an Asian cultural experience. Plus the scenery is outstanding and the climate perfect. If you haven't traveled to SE Asia before, Bali is the perfect introduction. Avoid the crowded Southern tourist areas around the Kuta area and venture and explore further afield.
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Level 9
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Couple
Overall rating: 6
Overall Guide: I really love Bali. First time i came to Bali on my vacation, i really impressed to Balinese Ceremonial, and daily pray. I could seen many temple and "canang" in every where... i promise to my self that i would spent my entire life to stayed in this beautiful island... and then 1 year after my vacation, i had back and stay here, work here and makes me love Bali more and more...
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Level 14
6/28/2013
Overall rating: 9
Overall Guide: With every year Bali changes significantly. Real Bali left only on the Northern part of the island. In the areas still not overcrowded by tourists, without night clubs, shops. trafic jams. That s the destioation one shoul go..
Not to be missed:
Bondalem Beach Club
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Uluvatu
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ANDRE DE WET
6/27/2013
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE. WESTERNERS SHOULD ARRIVE WITH AN OPEN MIND AND ENJOY THE LAID BACK APPROACH OF THE BALINESE. RESPECT THE CULTURE AND VISIT AS MANY SITES AS YOU CAN MANAGE
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gex tha
5/24/2013
Overall rating: 4
Overall Guide: Bali just small island but there are a lot-of think you can do in that small island, just like traveling, shopping, painting, and also dancing, so many place you can visit in Bali some people said Bali was the last paradise or Bali is Island with 1000 temple, that Bali very interested place to spare time for holiday.
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Dewi Juliana
5/5/2013
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: Bali Island like a heaven for me and my family... the traditional culture and the peoples very welcom to the other people... is the safe, mistis, and romance... my experience tour from Bali island i can't forget about it, i want come to Bali island or the famous with the name Pulau Dewata again with my boyfrient n get merried in Bali...
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Josephine
4/2/2013
Overall rating: 9
Overall Guide: An amazing mind blowing experience. Truly life changing. It is worth a visit. A mind cleansing and spirit uplifting vacation that brought relaxsation and peace.
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Level 12
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: Ubud is a town on the Indonesian island of Bali in Ubud District, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. One of Bali's major arts and culture centres, it has developed a large tourism industry. Ubud has a population of about 30,000 people, but it is becoming difficult to distinguish the town itself from the villages that surround it.
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ubud
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Level 12
1/1/2013
Overall rating: 5
Overall Guide:  Bali is a great place. The locals are very sweet and accommodating. HOWEVER, the traffic is not good. Spent hours waiting in traffic due to construction on the bypass between Kuta and Sanur (had 2 very minor accidents - one taxi hit us from behind, no damage but still. A small toyota took out our side mirror, he didn't want to share the road - cost us nothing but glue). Who starts a construction project during the rainy season?? (I have a p/t home in Nusa Dua so I'm stuck in traffic if I ever want to go ANYWHERE.) 2 lanes turned into 6...really as the Balinese have no sense of order in ... More traffic. Motorcycles always go to the front of the line and plug up the intersections as well as weaving in and out of traffic. two lanes always turn into 3 or 4 at intersections. People drive on the wrong side to get around the traffic and the signals are very long giving plenty of time for folks behind you to squeeze in and cut you off. i think it would flow better if they were of a shorter duration. What used to be cheap is now very expensive. Coffee bars cost more than in the USA and so is the breakfast food. I love Bali and come every year but it is very frustrating to an American used to a certain order about things.
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social service
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Karl
12/8/2012
Overall rating: 7
Overall Guide: Bali is my favourite Destination. When ever possible, i spend my vacation in Bali. I was travelling with the bicycle all around Bali.
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Ubud
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
Overall Guide:  Sanur
Sanur beach has always been a popular site for foreigners. Sanur offers many good hotels, restaurants, shops and other tourist facilities. It is not far away from Denpasar’s public transports also available until late into the night!
Offshore reefs protect the beach againts the waves making it popular for windsurfing, boating and other watersports!

Kuta
On Denpasar’s route, towards the Bukit Peninsula, Kuta is a flourishing tourist resort, mainly popular among the youngs. It is a famous beach for surfing though currents ... More make sometimes swimming difficult. Sunsets are simply wonderful in Kuta and highly romantic!
The village has lots of restaurants, shops, discos and other tourist facilities. It is easier to enjoy regular performances of both Balinese music and dance in Kuta, than anywhere else in Bali! Some performances are staged at night. The area is ideal for meeting people, locals as well, and why not, it’s an occasion to make friends, too!

Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is part of the Bukit Peninsula in southern Bali. Here are some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels of the area!. The resort is notorious for both its clean, white beaches and clear, transparent waters. The motto for tourists is “Get a taxi to flash everywhere on time!”

Batubulan
Stone figures on the roadside enrich and characterize the village of Batubulan: divinities and demons carved from sandstone decorate both houses and temples. Artists can be seen at work in workshops.

Batuan
Antique and notorious centre of the arts, it is known for its dancing, wood panel carving and paintings.

Celuk
The village is famous for its silver and gold works of jewelry.

Mas
It’s mainly a village of woodcarvers: many of Bali's old masters still live there. Art galleries preserve some of their best works. Tourists are welcomed into the Balinese style houses where carved wooden pillars can be admired and artists at work or instructing apprentices seen!

Ubud
The centre of Balinese painting, Purl Lukisan the name, has a permanent collection of modern works of Balinese art which traces its origins back to the turn of the century.
The Young artist style popular in Balinese painting was first introduced by the Dutch painter Arie Smith. In the past, other foreign painters inspired Balinese artists to adopt western techniques, though traditional Balinese paintings are still en vogue!
Ubud has many small hotels located on a higher altitude where to enjoy a pleasant climate and a magic atmosphere!

Peliatan
Peliatan is located between Ubud and Mast. It has been known and still is the centre of traditional music, and dances. Local woodcarvers started a new style of wood-carving producing fruits, flowers and trees in their real shapes and colourings.

Goa Gajah
Goa Gajah, dates back to the 11th century and is thought to have been built as a monastery. Carvings on the wall show a demon head over the entrance, flanked by two statues. The cave contains a statue of Ganesha. Escavations have uncovered a bathing place with six statues of nymphs holding water-spouts.

Tampak Siring
The temple of Pura Tirta Empul is built around the sacred spring at Tampak Siring. The temple and its two bathing places have been used by the people for good health and prosperity because of the spring water's curative powers. Regular ceremonies are held for purification.

Kintamani
The villages of Kintamani and Penelokan offer a good view of the still active Mount Batur and Lake, as well. The caldera of Batur is impressive: 7 miles in diameter and 60 feet deep. From Penelokan, a road leads to Kedisan the lake where boats can be hired to cross over to Trunyan. This ancient village is inhabited by the Bali Aga or Original Balinese who have maintained much of their culture and tradition.

Bangli
Bangli is Bali's second largest temple with three terraced courtyards where the balustrades are decorated with both carvings and statues. A large Banyan tree with a tower shades the lowest and second courtyard, while the shrines in the third welcome gods and ancestors of the past.

Klungkun
Former seat of the Javanese Hindu Kingdom in Bali from where Balinese royalty draws its blood line, Klungkung was the oldest kingdom on the island and its "Raja" the most exalted. The Kerta Gosa or Royal Court of Justice built in the 1 8th century, is notorious for its ceiling murals, painted in the traditional wayang style, portraying punishment in hell and rewards in heaven, along with other moralities.

Goa Lawah
Goa Lawah is also famous under the name of bat cave, as the roof is covered with thousands of bats. The entrance is guarded by a temple, once thought founded by a sage nearly nine centuries ago.

Besakih
Bali’s mother temple, the Sanctuary of Besakih, on the slopes of Mount. Agung, is the biggest and holiest of the whole Balinese temples.
Over a thousand years old steps drive to the main courtyard where the Trinity Shrines are decorated with flower offerings.
Around the three main temples dedicated to Shiva, Brahma and Wisnu, are 18 separate sanctuaries belonging to different regencies.
A visit to the temples is a special pilgrimage, of course!

Menjangan island
This little island is famous for its beautiful coral reefs found nearby and the wealth of tropical fish.
The island, not to forget Terima Bay, deserves a visit because of its extraordinary and unforgettable landscape!

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Level 9
Overall rating: 8
Overall Guide: Bali is an exotic town of indonesian, for example the beach, hotel, restorant and people was very friendly.
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Level 1
Lelly
11/23/2012
Overall rating: 8
Overall Guide: Bali is the right place for vacation travel. Because it has a lovely and very beautiful coastal scenery and many local and foreign tourists arrive in droves.
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angela tyrrell
11/20/2012
Overall rating: 8
Overall Guide: Enjoyed my holiday, felt safe and found transport easy to negotiate, bit overcrowded but people lovely, didn't visit Kuta at all.
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Level 9
11/15/2012
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: The people are friendly, helpful and eager to talk of their Island. You can visit the temples with a guide who is extremely well educated with languages so you can understand the history and learn about the religions. We have visited Bali many times and never been disappointed.
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Level 11
10/28/2012
Overall rating: 8
Overall Guide: This was such a great activity. We were collected and driven to breakfast with a stunning view of the volcanoes and lake. Then off we went for our ride (wear sunscreen!!!). The locations we rode through and villages we saw were beautiful. I hadn't been on a bike for about 20 years but it was easy enough and the guides were so helpful. We were able to take it at our own pace and the ride finished with a delicious lunch over looking beautiful rice fields. The whole team involved with Bali Hai were so friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this tour for anybody who is keen for a pleasant ride in a beautiful area of Bali.
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Level 1
Tess
10/7/2012
Overall rating: 8
Overall Guide: Interesting place with full of attraction, very affordable place, lots of area undevelopmed and it is amazing to see the traditional way of baliness living
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Level 14
9/14/2012
Overall rating: 10
Overall Guide: Love it. Bali is an amazing place that i would recommend anyone to at the very least experience. Regarding safety i really do believe it is up to the induvidual to provide safety for yourself, if you do stupid things then stupid things will happen to you. Also i would recommend eating local food and doing local things... what is the fun in doing what every other tourist is doing?? Other then that please be respectful.
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Level 9
9/6/2012
Overall rating: 8
Overall Guide: Bali has something for everyone, from budget travelers to luxury high end and everything in between - covering accommodation and food/drink. Loads to do - if you are bored in Bali and can't find something to fill your time, then there's something wrong with you.
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Area:
5632 Km2
Population:
4,220,000 
Overview
Denpasar Denpasar, Bali’s capital city, has many community temples called Pura. One is the Pura Jagatnatha Museum dedicated to Sang Hyang Widi Wasa, the Supreme God. The statue of a turtle and two dragons, so prevalent in all temples, means the foundation of the world. The Museum offers a variety of prehistoric and modern art, whereas its architectural design resembles that of a palace. A yearly art festival is organized between June and July, with performances, exhibitions, art contest, etc.
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What to visit

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Paddy field
 Other attractions
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Pura Besakih
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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Monkey forest
 Other attractions
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Nusa Dua Beach
 Other attractions
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Pura Luhur Uluwatu
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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Religious ceremonies
 Not to be missed
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Rafting in the forest
 Nature and sport
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Lovina Beach
 Beaches
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Gunung Agung
 Other attractions
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Legian
 Surroundings
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Bali beaches
 Beaches
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Devdan Show
 Not to be missed
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Dreamland Bali Villa
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Kuta Theater
 Theaters and performance
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Liack Black Tattoo Shop
 Stores and shopping malls
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Menjangan
 Sightseeing
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Surf beaches
 Beaches
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Tabanan
 Other attractions
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