Bali (Indonesia) When one talks about the island of Bali, often the word “paradise” comes to mind. In fact, the island is full of clichés: the world-class surfing, food paradise, a magnificent golden beach, wild and crazy nightlife … But the cliché is usually one of the ideas group, it’s a cliche proved true, because all the elements mentioned above can be found in Bali. But more importantly, Bali has a unique culture, made of ancient legends and myths, and more than that, making large open mind. Internationally known for different art forms such as dance, music, painting, sculpture, Bali is poorly done.
KutaDespite his infamous partying lifestyle, Kuta has many things to offer and is the perfect gateway for your adventure in Bali. In fact, it is 10 minutes from Denpasar Airport and the small bus, motorbike or taxi, not far from the city as Seminiak, Lovina or Ubud. Furthermore, you will enjoy the beautiful Kuta for sunset and golden sands. There are also quite a lot of places to go shopping to buy crafts, batik and local souvenirs. UbudUbud is a small town located about 45 minutes from Kuta. Known and deservedly called the art center of Bali, Ubud ensure a romantic and clever joke. Ubud is located at 300 meters above sea level, and because it enjoys a mild climate. Last fact makes it the perfect place to escape the heat and audience towns.
Ubud other cities in Bali is a real concentration of culture, Balinese architecture, and a desire for knowledge. This is the best place on the island to have a true glimpse of Balinese Hindu. Heritage and fun curious and inspired everyone who wants to experience something more than fun and sun. Last fews years though, Ubud really lost some beauty merciless machinery spares no mass tourism city. However, if the town center is a bit noisier and competitive than ever before, the road and found the far corner of it is definitely worth a visit and make a real need to put aside your to-do list. There, the traditional dance of the night to make it so special and famous rice fields surrounding Ubud Ubud is exceptional.
Many and their relaxed and fun activities to do. Many people want to rent a bike and ride rice. There are also many temples, historical sites, museums and galleries that are worth visiting. The icing on the cake is that every landscape accompanies you to take a breath, so bring your camera along. Is it part of a full length or greeneries impressive art gallery on the ground, you will be fascinated by Ubud. Borobudur (Yogyakarta) (Indonesia) The inclusion of Angkor Wat Temple, Borobudur is one of the wonders of the best of the most prestigious monument in Southeast Asia and doubts over Indonesia. It is a Buddhist temple located about 40 kilometers northwest of Yogyakarta. Place of pilgrimage, Borobudur is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a lot of history behind it dramatic. According to some sources, it was built around 800 AD, but it is unclear by whom exactly and 75 years were asked to complete the construction. After the formation of the Buddhist community, monuments sank into oblivion under volcanic ash and jungle growth it. The “second life” in 1814 when Stamford Raffles (Singapore inventor) made the discovery that the Dutch engineer Cornelius. All credits will be given to Raffles Although he did not participate in the dig itself.
After this discovery, the site is under archaeological attention at the same time, gradually becoming more and more valued. A World Heritage Site, was renovated between 1975 and 1982. Today, it attracts tourists but mainly pilgrims from all over the world and the most sacred place of worship for all Buddhists.
To Indonesia has a wonderful and unique experience, you can go to Borobudur for Vesak Festival (During the full moon in May). This ceremony celebrates the birth, life and death of Buddha with a long procession that lasted from Mendut Borobudur. This is the perfect opportunity to see all kinds of rituals that accompany Buddhist festival. It experience.
Borobudur colorful and unforgettable spiritual and shaped like a mandala. A mandala is a circular diagram rooted in the traditions of Tibet. The entire temple is a representation of the words body and mind of the Buddha. Architecture and Sculpture all live in harmony, and all the elements that make up the Borobudur is part of a pattern that works for meditation. It is a very spiritual guide for pilgrims on their way to find and reach them in Nirvana.
Tana Toraja, Sulawesi (Indonesia) Tana Toraja, or the “Land of the Heavenly Kings” is a hilly area located Sulawesi, Indonesia. Two important cities in the region Makale, the capital, and Rantepao, the largest city. Residents of Toraja ethnic group. It is predominantly Christian but followed the culture and heritage of the stick Toraja it.Tana nothing compared to what you’ve seen or experienced before. You will be fascinated by their culture. Toraja police what makes it so special and unique all the beautiful funeral rituals and their fascination with dead.Death ceremony in Tana TorajaAn different beliefs and rituals accompany everyday life Toraja. When someone dies, it is believed that the deceased was not separated directly from the family as he continues to protect and save them to bring them luck. In addition, because the service is considered as the most important ceremony Toraja life, it takes time for families to save money to buy a bull. In fact, the cemetery accompanied by the sacrifice of the buffalo and pig. The more important the deceased, bull. Some dances are implemented: the clothes of the dancers based on traditional warrior dress and weaponry. Therefore funeral may take place long after the funeral death.
The last season during July and August, so it would attract more tourists and unusual than usual. Do not hesitate to get a little off the beaten track to have the best understanding of the good life Toraja, or come for the rest of the year. Makale the capital of Tana Toraja Regency. Rantepao Tana Toraja is a cultural center and a major gateway for your adventure in Tana Toraja. An absolute must-see is the Rantepao market, Pasar Bolu. NIAS Island (Indonesia) is an island of Nias Island in Indonesia, which is located in the western part of Sumatra. It is known heavenly turquoise waters and, above all, to be a great surf destination. Actually, one of the main sources of income is the local surf seasoning. It is internationally known surfing spot known for its world class waves, the most popular websites featuring surfing Bay.Apart Lagundri, Nias Island is blessed with beautiful views and lots of other water activities to do: Fishing, diving .. . In fact, there are people who are very water rich.The Nias, who calls himself “Ono Niha” (which means “the people’s children”) hit you with a strong culture. They lived a simple and very friendly towards tourists. Make a living mainly by fishing or farming, they live in old traditional houses, built with heavy timber and follow the special architecture to combat the wrath of the weather conditions.