Bali is touted to be a traveler’s paradise here on earth. As one of the prime tourist destinations in the world, this extraordinary island boasts of award winning resorts, accommodations, and its unique blend of cuisine. On top of it, is its one-of-a-kind culture and the natural hospitality of the Balinese people, that holiday makers should get to experience.
These are just a few of the exciting tourist attractions in Bali Indonesia. But wait, there’s more to it than just meets the eye. Unbelievably, they were able to preserve their culture, most prominently their traditional dances. You can never say your holiday is complete without ever experiencing the dances that Bali is famous for, the world over.
Theirs is a totally different way of living in comparison to the rest of Indonesia. The locals have retained a unique lifestyle that is marked by their religious traditions, social and cultural rights. Their culture is their identity, and so are their dances, music and art. They have discovered that tourists are more attracted to their dances, thus, the dance became the best way to entertain any guest.
Dances are common during celebrations of festivals but, they are done not just for the sake of entertainment, but also with religious ceremonies. The purposes of which are to distract and to amuse the spirits. When in Indonesia, make sure to watch the popular performances in such dances as Bedaya, Serimpi, Dance of Fire, Monkey Dance, Legong, Barong Dance, and many, many others.
Aside from dances, their paintings are not to be missed. There’s a fabulous collection of paintings from Agung Rai, some of which date back to the early century up to the contemporary times. This collection gives you an idea of how Balinese painting has evolved over time and the wide extent of modern art across the entire Indonesia.
To prove that arts and culture is still deeply embedded in Balinese life, there still exists today the cultural arts community and literacy in different regions. This way, their local cultural arts are protected while they continue to build awareness about their tradition through literacy.
As a traveler, you’ll never be wanting of thrilling things to do and see in Bali, since the government has greatly supported the efforts of the local tourism industry. They make sure that tourists will get more value for their money even when staying for only a few days.