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Legian is a suburban and beach area on the west coast of Bali just north of Kuta and south of Seminyak the area between Jl. Melasti and Jl. Dhyana Pura. Administratively it is a subdistrict of Kuta District of Badung Regency.


Denpasar (Indonesian: Kota Denpasar, ) is the capital and the most populous city of the Indonesian province of Bali. Situated on the island of Bali, it is known worldwide as a major tourist destination, and is the main gateway to Bali. The city is also a hub for other cities in the Lesser Sunda Islands. …

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Sanur (Indonesian:Pantai Sanur, pronounced sah-noor) is a coastal stretch of beach of Denpasar city of southeast Bali, about 30 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, which has grown into a little town in its own right. A 5.1 kilometers of the Sanur’s coastline from Matahari Terbit Beach to Mertasari Beach has been ready reclaimed …

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The Banjar or Banjarese (Urang Banjar in Banjarese language; اورڠ بنجر in Jawi script) are a native ethnic group in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Several centuries ago, some of them had travelled to many places in the Malay archipelago. They set up pockets of settlement there, in Perak (mostly in Bagan Serai, Parit Buntar, Sungai Manik …

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Mas is a village about six km south of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia – known for their woodcarvings. Mas is the home of the renowned Nyana & Tilem Gallery. The area also is the birthplace of the famous Mask Carver Ida Bagus Sutarja(25 November 1934 – 2 January 2002). His wife, ‘Ida Ayu Madri Yadnya Swari …

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Pecatu is a beach resort located in the southern peninsula of Bali, at the southwestern part of the peninsula. The also popular resort area of Nusa Dua is also located in south-eastern end of the peninsula. Unlike Nusa Dua which is a mostly plain area, Pecatu is hilly with limestone cliffs isolating small, short beaches. …

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Ayana Resort and Spa Bali

AYANA Resort and Spa Bali is managed under Capella Hotel Group, LLC and owning by PT. Karang Mas Sejahtera, located in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia. This resort opened on 29 November 1996 and rebranded to AYANA Resort and Spa Bali on 1 April 2009. The name of AYANA is derivied from the Sanskrit word for ‘place …

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Ayung River

The Ayung River is the longest river on the Indonesian island of Bali. It runs 75km from the northern mountain ranges and discharges into the Badung Strait at Sanur near Denpasar. Category:Rivers of Bali

Vichy shower

A Vichy shower is a kind of shower in which large quantities of warm water are poured over a spa patron while he or she lies in a shallow wet bed, similar to a massage table, but with drainage for the water. Category:Bathing

water skiing

Water skiing is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water, skimming the surface on two skis or one (slalom) ski. The sport requires sufficient area on a smooth stretch of water, one or two skis, a tow boat with …

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By Wiki Candi Dasa is a seaside town in eastern Bali that rests on the edge of a fresh water lagoon. It is popular tourist stop and is often described as a more sedate and laid back beach alternative to the teeming, nightclub filled Kuta area or the large, manicured resorts at Nusa Dua.

Mount Agung

Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a mountain in Bali, Indonesia. This stratovolcano is the highest point on the island. It dominates the surrounding area, influencing the climate. The clouds come from the west and Agung takes their water so that the west is lush and green while the east dry and barren. The Balinese …

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Balinese Hinduism

Balinese Hinduism, (), is the form of Hinduism practiced by the majority of the population of Bali. This is particularly associated with the Balinese people residing on the island and represents a distinct form of Hindu worship incorporating local animism, ancestor worship- Pitru Paksha, and reverence for Buddhist saints or Bodhisattava . Although the general …

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The Ramayana or Dictionary , , ) is a Sanskrit epic poem ascribed to the Hindu sage and Sanskrit and Tamil poet Valmiki. It is regarded as one of the two great Indian literature, along with the Mahabharata. Considered itihāsa, the Ramayana also plays an important role in Hindu literature (). It depicts the duties …

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Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong …

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Pawukon calendar

The Pawukon is a 210 day calendar that has its origins in the Hindu religion in Bali, Indonesia. The calendar consists of 10 different concurrent weeks of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 days. On the first day of the year it is the first day of all the ten …

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Tenganan Pegringsingan is a village in the regency of Karangasem in Bali, Indonesia. Before the 1970s was known by anthropologists to be one of the most secluded societies of the archipelago. Rapid changes have occurred in the village since the 70’s, such as the development of local communications by the central government, the opening up …

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Gamelan is traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments. The most common instruments are metallophones played by mallets as well as a set of hand played drums called kendhang which register the beat. Other instruments include xylophones, bamboo flutes, bowed instrument called rebab, and even vocalists called …

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Wayang (Krama Javanese: Ringgit) is a Javanese word for particular kinds of theatre. When the term is used to refer to kinds of puppet theatre, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as wayang. Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by a gamelan orchestra in Java, and by gender wayang in Bali. UNESCO designated …

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The Mahabharata or Mahābhārata (; , , ) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kaurava and the Pandava princes, the Mahabharata contains philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the …

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Durga (; ), meaning “the inaccessible” or “the invincible”, is the most popular incarnation of Devi and one of the main forms of the Goddess Shakti in the Hindu pantheon. Durga is the original manifested form of Mother Parvati or Adi-Parashakti. Durga is Adi-Parashakti herself. The Devi Gita, declares her to be the greatest Goddess. …

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Hindu gods

Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent. It comprises three major traditions, Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism, whose followers considered Shiva, Vishnu and Shakti (also called as Devi) to be the supreme deity respectively. Most of the other deities were either related to them or different forms (incarnations) of these deities. Hinduism has been …

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Indian Hinduism

Hinduism is a major religion of India, with 80.5% of the population identifying themselves as Hindu. The vast majority of Hindus in India belong to Vaishnavite and Shaivite denominations. The Vedic culture originated in India between 2000 and 1500 BC. As a consequence, Hinduism, considered to be the successor of Vedic religion, has had a …

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Balinese people

The Balinese (Indonesian: Suku Bali) are an ethnic group native to the Indonesian island of Bali. Balinese population of 4.2 million (1.7% of Indonesia’s population) live mostly on the island of Bali, making up 89% of the island’s population. There are also significant populations on the island of Lombok, and in the eastern-most regions of …

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Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world’s oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth’s surface. It is bounded by Asia on the north, on the west by Africa, on the east by Australia, and on the south by the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, by Antarctica). Although …

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Balinese dance

Balinese dances are a very ancient dance tradition that is a part of the religious and artistic expression among the Balinese people, native to Bali island, Indonesia. Balinese dance is dynamic, angular and intensely expressive. The Balinese dancers express the story of dance-drama through the whole bodily gestures; fingers, hands and body gestures to head …

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Waterbom Park

Waterbom Park and Spa is a water ride park company that operates in Tuban, Bali and Jakarta, Indonesia. The name was changed to Water Park and Spa after the 2002 Bali bombings due to locals worries, but it was reverted months before the 2005 Bali bombings. The park spans over 3.8 hectares of Indonesian Tropical …

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Tabanan is a regency (kabupaten) of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 839.33 km2 and population of 386,850 (2000), rising to 420,913 in 2010 Census. Its regency seat is Tabanan. Tanah Lot is in Tabanan.

Balinese cuisine

Balinese cuisine is a cuisine tradition of Balinese people from the volcanic island of Bali. Balinese Cuisine is one of the most complex cuisines in the world. Using an incredible variety of spices, blended with the fresh vegetables, meat and fish. Part of Indonesian cuisine, it demonstrates indigenous traditions, as well as influences from other …

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Gianyar is a regency (kabupaten) in the Indonesian province and island of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 368 km2 and population of 470,380, making it the second most densely populated district in Bali (after Badung). Its regency seat is Gianyar. The civil registry survey of April 2011 listed 480,447 people, of which 469,929 …

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Bali Bird Park

Bali Bird Park (), is a tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia. It is located at the Gianyar Regency and has an area of . The Bird Park houses more than 5000 birds representing more than 200 species in an enclosed aviary.

Adventure Park

While a ropes course (challenge course) is sometimes a challenging outdoor personal development and team-building activity, an Adventure Park or “Aerial” / “Treetop” / “European-Style” Adventure Park has clearly a more recreational purpose. “Recreational-oriented” Adventure Parks / Ropes Courses are usually designed for a larger volume of visitors. They do not follow a specific educational …

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Lovina Beach (or often simply Lovina) is a coastal area on the northwestern side of the island of Bali, Indonesia. The coastal strip stretches from 5 km west of the city of Singaraja to 15 km west. Singaraja is the seat of Buleleng Regency. The Lovina area contains the small villages (from east to west) …

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Buleleng is a regency (kabupaten) of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 1,365.88 km2 and population of 577,644 (1999). Its regency seat is Singaraja. Buleleng was founded as a kingdom by Gusti Panji Sakti, who ruled c. 1660-c. 1700. He is commemorated as a heroic ancestor-figure who expanded the power of Buleleng to Blambangan …

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Bedugul is a mountain lake resort area in Bali, Indonesia, located in the centre-north region of the island near Lake Bratan on the road between Denpasar and Singaraja. Bedugul is located in the Tabanan Regency, at north of the city of Denpasar. Other nearby lakes are Lake Buyan, and Lake Tamblingan. Bedugul enjoys a mild …

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West Bali National Park

West Bali National Park (in Indonesian Taman Nasional Bali Barat) is located on the north western side of Bali, Indonesia. The park covers around , of which are land and the remainder is sea. This is approximately 5% of Bali’s total land area. To the north, it includes a long beach, reef and islets. A …

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Singaraja is a town in northern Bali, Indonesia, which serves as the seat of Buleleng Regency. The name is Indonesian for “Lion King” (from Sanskrit simha and raja). It is on the north coast just east of Lovina. It has an area of 27.98 km² and population of 80,500. Singaraja was the Dutch colonial administrative …

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Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is an island located southeast of Bali, Indonesia at . It is part of a group of three islands, Pulau Penida, of which it is the most famous. This island group in turn is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands.


Sunset or sundown is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the western horizon, as a result of Earth’s rotation. The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun’s disk disappears below the horizon. The ray path of light from the setting Sun is highly distorted …

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Kecak (pronounced , alternate spellings: Ketjak and Ketjack) is a form of Balinese dance and music drama that was developed in the 1930s in Bali, Indonesia. Since its creation, it has been performed primarily by men, with the very first women’s kecak group starting in 2006. Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, …

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Tegal is a large city in the northwest part of Central Java Province of Indonesia. It is situated on the north coast of Central Java, about from Semarang, the capital of the province. It is administratively separate from Tegal Regency, which borders it to the south and east. The Dutch East Indies colonial sugar industry …

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Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home to the pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot (literally “Tanah Lot temple”), a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography and general exoticism.

Bukit Peninsula

The Bukit Peninsula (Indonesian:Semenanjung Bukit) is at the southern end of the island of Bali, Indonesia. It is traditionally considered to be all the area south of Jimbaran beach. Unlike the bulk of the rest of the island, it features a dry, arid and stoney landscape. The Indonesian government has encouraged the development of the …

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World Surf League

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body for professional surfers and is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best talent in a variety of progressive formats. In 2013, the ASP was acquired by ZoSea, backed by Paul Speaker, Terry Hardy, and Dirk Ziff. At the start of the 2015 season, the ASP changed …

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A reef is a rock, sandbar, or other feature lying beneath the surface of the water (80 meters or less beneath low water). Many reefs result from abiotic processes—deposition of sand, wave erosion planing down rock outcrops, and other natural processes—but the best-known reefs are the coral reefs of tropical waters developed through biotic processes …

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Wet season

The rainy season, or monsoon season, is the time of year when most of a region’s average annual rainfall occurs. It usually lasts one or more months. The term “green season” is also sometimes used as a euphemism by tourist authorities. Areas with wet seasons are dispersed across portions of the tropics and subtropics. Under …

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plunge pool

A plunge pool (or plunge basin or waterfall lake) is a depression at the base of a waterfall created by the erosional force of falling water and rocks where it lands.


Pejeng is a village in Bali, Indonesia, in the Petauan River valley. It is a bit east of Ubud in Gianyar Regency. It is home to the Moon of Pejeng, the largest single-cast bronze kettle drum in the world. Pejeng is a rural area with extensive, and ancient, irrigated rice cultivation.


Kuta is administratively a district (kecamatan) and subdistrict/village (kelurahan) in southern Bali, Indonesia. A former fishing village, it was one of the first towns on Bali to see substantial tourist development, and as a beach resort remains one of Indonesia’s major tourist destinations. It is known internationally for its long sandy beach, varied accommodation, many …

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Badung is a regency (kabupaten) of Bali, Indonesia. Its regency seat is Mangupura. It has an area of 418.52 km2 and population of 543,332 (2010 Census) and a density of 1,293.37 per square kilometer. It has undergone a population boom in the last decade, and has grown into the largest of the suburban regions of …

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Museum Pasifika

Museum Pasifika (Nusa Dua Bali) is an art museum in Bali, Indonesia. It presents the Asian Pacific’s variety of cultural artefacts. The museum was founded in 2006 by Moetaryanto P and Philippe Augier. The museum’s collection includes more than 600 artworks by 200 artists from 25 countries. The museum has a number of galleries: Room …

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Ngurah Rai Airport

Ngurah Rai International Airport () , also known as Denpasar International Airport, is located in southern Bali, 13 km south of Denpasar. Ngurah Rai is the 3rd busiest airport in Indonesia after Jakarta’s Soekarno–Hatta International Airport and Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport. The airport is named after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, an Indonesian republican who died …

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Pura Luhur Uluwatu is a Balinese sea temple in Bali. Built in the 11th century, it is one of nine directional temples meant to protect Bali from evil spirits. It is located in Pecatu village, Kuta South District of Badung Regency of Bali. Though a small temple was claimed to have existed earlier, the structure …

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Seminyak is a mixed tourist / residential area on the west coast of Bali just north of Kuta and Legian. Originally a separate township, this is now just another suburb of Kuta. This area is very popular with resident expatriates and land and accommodation prices are amongst the highest in Bali. Plenty of luxury spas …

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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. Recently, it has become …

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Canggu is a coastal village and 10 km beach on the south coast of Bali, Indonesia. It lies approximately 10 kilometers north of the hustle and bustle of Kuta and present a much more relaxing atmosphere of dining, cultural and beach activities. The main Canggu streets are Jalan Batu Bolong, Jalan Padang Linjong, Jalan Batu …

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Jimbaran is a fishing village and tourist resort in Bali, Indonesia. Located south of Ngurah Rai International Airport, the beach has seafood restaurants and luxury hotels, including the five-star Kayumanis Private Estate & Spa, Intercontinental Hotel Bali, AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, Four Seasons and Jimbaran Puri Bali and the casual dining restaurant Cuca, helmed …

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