More about the uniqueness of Bali

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Tari Barong, a famous dance in Bali. Image: pesonadewata.com
Holiday in Bali has given memorable and unique experiences to millions of people. Bali is where the Gods and Goddess live, so you will find the last paradise in this exotic island.

The art, custom and culture of Bali are unique. People say that the Balinese people have reached self-content. It is not an exaggeration that when a


Balinese is asked what heaven is like, he would say, just like Bali, without the worries of mundane life. They want to live in Bali, to be cremated in Bali when they die, and to reincarnate in Bali.




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Many foreigners learn the arts of Bali. Image: baligrouporganizer.com
It does not mean that the Balinese resist changes. Instead, they adapt it to their own system. This goes back far in history. When Hinduism arrives, the practice of Hinduism is adapted to local practices. The brand of Hinduism practiced in Bali is much different from that in India. Other aspects of life flow this way. 

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Bali's Shadow Puppets. Image: edwebproject.org
Many foreigners such as painters, artists, writers and other professionals, who choose Bali to settle down, get married and then asked to be cremated according to local custom. They have fallen in love with the people of Bali are friendly and open to foreigners. 

Although the people of Bali are very loving and preserve indigenous culture, but they can adapt to the culture from the outside, and adopt forms of art and culture as foreign aid package a new form of Balinese arts. 

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Balinese artists are working on stone carvings. Image: discover-bali-indonesia.com
You will only find that out when you learn the aspects of Balinese culture in depth. You can learn formally in art schools or universities in Bali, but many learn to mingle with the community and the arts, customs and culture of the island informally.

If you are in Bali not only sunbathe on Kuta beach or surfing or diving Medewi Amed beach and Nusa Penida, you need to be familiar with other aspects of the people of Bali as the centers of art and culture. Your interactions with artists and craftsmen in the island will enrich your mind and soul with the local wisdom.

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The main gate of Pura Besakih, the largest Hindu temple in Bali. Image: bali-bisnis.com

Traditional paintings, faithfully depicting religious and mythological symbolisms, met with Western and modern paintings, giving birth to contemporary paintings, free in its creative topics yet strongly and distinctively Balinese. Its music (gamelan), dance, and its wayang theaters, while have been continually enriched by contemporary and external artistry, are still laden with religious connotations, performed mostly to appease and to please the Gods and the Goddesses. 

Stone and wood carvings, gold and silver craft parallel the development of paintings, gracefully evolving with external forces to enhance their characters. The batik of Bali owes its origin to Java, and inspired the development of ikat and double ikat. 
 
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Penglipuran, a traditional village in Bali. Image: intisari-online.com
If you want to have the original traditional cloth, you can buy Endek a fabric that has the texture more unique than Batik. 

You can combine fabrics like Endek Bali with modern clothing. You can find clothing that has been designed by a designer in various stores or boutiques that can be found in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Ubud, Mas or around Sanur beach, and other art centers in Bali. Make sure you also enjoy a Balinese dishes like sea food in Jimbaran Beach and other culinary centers.

The forms of art and culture that can be found in the architecture of the home, hotels, villas, shopping malls, government buildings, and the company, and of course the thousands of temples in all villages, cities, lakes, mountains, rivers and a variety of unique places other. You can also find a Catholic or Christian church that was built with Balinese architecture. This island community known warmly accepts other religions, so that Bali is famous for tolerance and harmony in religious life. You can find true peace in this tropical island.

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