Located 8 degrees south of the Equator, Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world. An archipelago of 17,000 islands, ¼ billion people live on the 13,000 of them.

Bali is one of 34 provinces. Textiles are a huge industry for Indonesia but they are also a vital link to their ancestry and religion.

Indonesia map showing Bali

Bali is circled in red.

Rice paddy view

If you enjoy delicious food you’ll have fun preparing it the Balinese way.

If you enjoy delicious food you’ll have fun preparing it the Balinese way.

 

Balinese dancer.

Tropical beauty is everywhere.

Tropical beauty is everywhere.

Orchids flourish in Bali

Orchids flourish in Bali.

 

Bali has thousands of beautiful temples.

Bali has thousands of beautiful temples.

Mengwi Temple

Mengwi Temple

Religious offerings are set out several times a day.

Religious offerings are set out several times a day.

Men preparing for ceremony.

Men preparing for ceremony.

Children prepare for a dance competition in their home village

Children prepare for a dance competition in their home village

The Balinese ask their gods for blessings and directions in their lives as they set out their daily offerings.

The Balinese ask their gods for blessings and directions in their lives as they set out their daily offerings.

The best reason to visit Bali is the people!

The best reason to visit Bali is the people!