island of southern Indonesia just east of Java
neighbor; Its capital is Singaraja; Island in Indonesia; One of
the Sunda Islands; “Road” picture destination; Island
called “the Jewel of the East”
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you are happy you can always learn to dance
~ Balinese proverb
is an Indonesian island. It is positioned in a chain with Java to
the west and Lombok to the east. The island is a popular tourist
destination and known, along with Java, for its highly developed
arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather and
metalworking, and music, especially that played on the gamelan.
principal cities are the northern port of Singaraja and the
capital, Denpasar, near the southern coast. The town of Ubud
(north of Denpasar), with its art market, museums and galleries,
is regarded as the cultural center of Bali.
terraces at entrance to Gunung Kawi Temple
population of over 3 million is mainly (about 93%) Hindu, but a
very small part is Muslim (mostly coastal fisherman).
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