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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Bali, the island of God

Bali is the most famous  travel place in Indonesia, somehow it is more famous than the Indonesia itself.

--> Bali is well recognized with its beauty of its nature. There are several iconic place in Bali such as Kuta Beach, Bedugul Mountain, Nusa Dua Beach, and many others awesome places.




Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, also have many special religion ceremonies along the years, such as:
  • Funerals (pitra yadnya) are  occasion of pomp and ceremony, when the deceased (often several at a time) are ritually cremated in extravagantly colorful rituals (ngaben).
  • Galungan is a 10 day festival which comes around every 210 days and celebrates the death of the tyrant Mayadenawa. Gods and ancestors visit earth and are greeted with gift-laden bamboo poles called penjor lining the streets. The last day of the festival is known as Kuningan.
  • Nyepi, or the Hindu New Year, also known as the day of absolute silence, is usually in March or April. If you are in Bali in the days preceding Nyepi, you will see amazing colorful giants (ogoh ogoh) being created by every banjar. On the eve of Nyepi, the ogoh ogoh are paraded through the streets, an amazing sight which is not to be missed.
So, What are you waiting for? Make Bali your next travel destination.

You can also see our review about other Indonesia traveling destination as:
Yogyakarta

Contributor: Royyan NA

 

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