Bali, Indonesia’s Land of the Deities

Bali, Indonesia’s Land of the Deities

You have got to be living in a myth if you believe you are living among the Gods. Perhaps, a Norse, Greek, Roman, or any other culture in their oriental counterparts. But if you live in a predominantly Hindu region—such as in Bali in Indonesia—you would be living the idea based solely on your belief.

In fact, for one so deeply polytheistic as Hinduism, the island of Bali is an enduring testament that gods might still likely be involved in human affairs—at least, to those who believed in the faith.

It is, therefore, with inevitability, that Bali is considered the “Land of the Gods” in the South East.

But while some may take this claim as mere empty words or something deeply esoteric among Hindus themselves, the idea is more pronounced even for the non-believers of the same faith. Yet, what better way that it does so than to erect some multitude of temples (called Pura) to depict the many gods that is lore among Hindus.

When you think that a handful of temples would be considered many enough for the audacity of a certain faith to reverberate across the region, Bali has a plethora of temples, counting to 20,000 unique structures as of the last count.

However, not all of these temples share the same stature all the same. Some are regarded “holier” than others which makes them the greater temples of the bunch while the rest, being less so. Take, for example, Pura Besakih which is regarded as the holiest of all temples and the “mother” to them all.

Yet, looking into the religion, these 20,000 temples littles in comparison to its astoundingly 330 million gods and goddesses combined, all of which classified according to their traits.

Although for most people, it cannot be helped but be captivated in the prevailing religion of the land—which is essentially Bali’s own spirit—there are other noteworthy elements that make the island worthy of people’s visit.

Take, for one, the exuding culture of Balinese which are distinct from their neighboring regions despite sharing the similarity of being one nationality. From the outset, the Bali people are said to show welcoming hospitality which, perhaps, make up for why it has become a tourist-magnet destination for the whole archipelago.

But there are also other telling signs of the Bali’s rich culture that is visible for many to see.

While the infrastructures are already very telling of its distinctness as heavily influenced by the dominating religion, other aspects of Balinese life are also affected. From the unique and otherworldly dance moves and ceremonies in addition to the arts and crafts that are all peculiarly Hindu, the Bali people and their religion are heavily entwined.

Yet, while mesmerizing the experience in Bali is, do not forget the other equally important parts of your visit if you are on the island. By this, I’m specifically referring to the geographic makeup and the vistas that make the island a picturesque place to visit.

LIST OF HOTELS AND RESORTS IN BALI, INDONESIA

HARRIS Hotel Seminyak
Jl. Drupadi 99, Seminyak – Bali, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
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Adi Dharma Hotel Recently Renovated
Jl. Benesari Kuta, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Astagina Resort and Spa
Jl. Werkudara, Legian – Double Six Seminyak Kuta, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Ramada Encore Bali Seminyak Resort
Jl. Dewi Saraswati III, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80117
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Royal Singosari Kuta
Jalan Singosari Kuta – Bali, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
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Park Regis Kuta Hotel
Jalan Raya Kuta 88, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Puri Dewa Bharata Hotel
11 Nakula Street Seminyak Bali Indonesia, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Puri Gangga Resort Ubud
Br. Sebatu, Desa Sebatu, Tegalalang, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 80561
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Primera Hotel Seminyak
Jl. Camplung Tanduk (Dhyana Pura) No. 9A, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Risata Bali Resort & Spa
Jalan Wana Segara, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Sandat Mas Cottages
Jalan. Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Jalan Kayu Jati No. 5, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

The Harmony Hotel Seminyak
Drupadi No. 234, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80235
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Anulekha Resort and Villa
Banjar Silungan, Desa Lodtunduh,Ubud,Gianyar, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 80571
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Ashana Hotel Uluwatu
Jalan Raya Labuansait No 10, Suluban, Uluwatu, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Avisara Villa and Guest House
Real Estate Taman Mumbul Jl. Pulau Sari, Dukuh II, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 80363
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Budhiayu Villas Ubud
Jalan Raya Nyuh Kuning, Bali Cultural Center (BCC) Lane no.4, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 80571
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Bali Bule Homestay
Jl. Pantai Padang – Padang, Uluwatu, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia, 80364
BOOK A ROOM HERE

The Lokha Ubud Resort
Br. Bangkiang Sidem, Desa Keliki, Tegallalang, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
BOOK A ROOM HERE

The Taman Ayu Hotel Seminyak
Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

The Oasis Kuta Hotel
Jl. Bakungsari Kuta, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Watermark Hotel and Spa Bali
Jalan Uluwatu No. 88 Kedonganan, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa by Prabu
Jalan Pantai Kedonganan, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Liberta Seminyak Hotel
Jalan Petitenget No. 2 Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali- Indonesia, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Keke Homestay
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 100 Gang Keke 4 Sanur, Denpasar, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, 80228
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel
Jl Hang Tuah, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, 80032
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Villa Puri Royan
Jl. Pantai Sari No. 25, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
BOOK A ROOM HERE

Mesten Tamarind Hotel Nusa Dua
Jalan Celagi Nunggul, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 80363
BOOK A ROOM HERE

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4 Comments:

  1. Bali is no doubt one of the must visit place in Indonesia. Hoping for some sale seats next year.

  2. Sir, is it possible to proceed to Bali from Yogyakarta? I have read your Yogyakarta post and now planning to visit with my sis. If possible we wanted to end our Indonesia tour in Bali. Thanx

  3. Bali is my dream. saw your post that Air Asia is now flying to Bali, hopeful that they will soon have a promo for this destination.

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