Bali, known as the Island of Gods had been the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Bali is rich in culture and history that is still very prominent now with old temples that are still in used, festivals and practices. It is also full of natural wonders too like the white sandy beaches, surfers waves, divers paradise spots, mountains to hike and rolling fields of rice paddies and rice terraces. Bali lies to the east of Java and just slightly below the equator line. It has a population of 4.2 million people and unlike the rest of Indonesia which is predominantly Muslim, it is home to most of the Hindu minority. The major religion here is Balinese Hinduism. Largest city here is Denpasar with its own airport and the cultural center is Ubud.
Lying to the east of Bali is Lombok, the emerging next top destination of Indonesia. It also boasts pristine beaches, crystal clear blue seas, diving spots and surfers nooks, but without all the tourist crowd of Bali. Visit Lombok for is powdery white sand beach, dive into deep sea that is filled with corals and marine life, and hike up Mount Rinjani that stood majestically over Lombok’s villages rich with culture, history and people.
Just off the coasts from east Lombok is Gili Islands which is not too far west from Bali. Smack right in between this powerhouses, Gili Islands is the last remote islands you can get around here. There are no motorized vehicles allowed on these islands that are made up of three islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. It goes without saying you can find nature’s best here, untouched and unspoilt, therefore explore away on land and dive deep into the uncharted seas.
Bali Travel Map
Bali -> Gili Islands -> Lombok
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