Bali In Photo’s – The Island, Culture & People

Bali is truly authentic and has something to discover around every corner.  There is just so much to do on the island and its ocean provides so many activities for the water adventurer.  I have put together some pictures about what I saw exploring the island, how I interpreted their culture and how talented and unique their arts are.

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Bali temples and traditions

The Balanise have strong religious Hindu practices with thousands of Ancient Temples all over Indonesia.  They are meant to be pleasant resting places for the Gods during their stay on the island.  Each one of Bali’s temples is unique and either face towards the mountains, sea or sunrise.

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The Huge carved entrance gate is usually a split gate guarded on both sides by statues

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Every house also has its own little shrine, usually a dedication to their ancestors.

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Balinese century old style architecture is made up of local natural materials found on the Island influenced from local Hindu traditions.

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Twice a year (during Galungan) tall tapered beautifully decorated poles (or Penjor’s) that are made from bamboo and flowers are placed outside Balinese Hindu homes. They symbolize the dominance of good over evil as well as to offer thanks to the Gods.

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 The islands landscape

From the volcano down to the tropical beaches there are deep forests, rivers and slopes of green lush crop fields and rice patties. There is also a rain forest with ancient Banyan trees, Orchids and spice fields. Bali also has natural hot springs and beautifully decorated open gardens.

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Bali is known for its sunsets and its beaches attract surfers and divers from all over the world.

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 While visiting Bali, check out Gili Island, these three little tropical islands are a bit of a hippie paradise! Alternatively, If you looking for some adventure why not try rafting down the Ayung River?

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Arts and crafts by the locals

The Balinese are incredibly talented. Their wooden carvings, paintings and textiles are shipped all over the world.

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I hope this just gave you a small insight to Bali. I was there just a little over 14 days and there was not enough time to do all the tours and sightseeing I wish I could have done.


Have you been Bali? What did you enjoyed about the Island? Let us know in the comments below.

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Bali is great to explore, there is just so much to do on the Island and its ocean provides so many activities for the water adventurer.

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Liza Williams

Born in South Africa, fascinated with culture and loves wood fire pizza. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away” Follow me on twitter: @soul_drifters

32 thoughts on “Bali In Photo’s – The Island, Culture & People

  • January 21, 2018 at 6:11 pm
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    Your blog made me miss Bali so much more. That whole spiritual vibe, visiting temples, exploring the rice paddies, and the fun nightlife. I need to go to Bali again for sure!

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  • January 21, 2018 at 8:22 am
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    Those temples are fabulous; looking at them makes me more excited for the upcoming Lara Croft/Tomb Raider movie. Hehehe! We are planning to climb a few mountains in Indonesia, particularly Mt. Rinjani. We will probably head to Bali for a reward/side trip. 🙂

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  • January 20, 2018 at 11:42 am
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    This is a great and colourful photo essay of Bali! I love the landscape here and the people are so friendly too. I’ve been twice and would still like to return!

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  • January 17, 2018 at 6:02 am
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    Stunning photographs of Bali! Many have told me that Bali is merely temples and beaches, thanks for showing us that this island has much more to offer than just that. Fantastic, I’d love to go there now 🙂

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  • January 16, 2018 at 8:50 pm
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    We are hoping to travel to Bali next summer 2019. I love the natural beauty and all of the detailed sculptures covering the temples. Lovely pictures!

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  • January 16, 2018 at 6:48 pm
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    Love the photos of rice fields and sunset! I hope I will get to visit Bali one day.

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  • January 15, 2018 at 11:13 pm
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    This is so useful indeed. I’m hoping to explore far eastern countries in 2019. Till then thanks for this virtual tour. Such amazingly gorgeous photographs indeed! Esp., love the temple architecture photography!

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  • January 15, 2018 at 10:47 pm
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    love the pictures. i have always wanted to visit Bali. It seems like a place where material things are not on the first place.

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  • January 15, 2018 at 5:13 pm
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    These photos are stunning and make me want to book a flight to Bali now! The temples are so beautiful and full of intricate details. The landscape is so lush and inviting. And those beaches…the perfect spots to watch the sunset. Awesome images. Thanks for sharing!

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  • January 15, 2018 at 10:39 am
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    Such beautiful photos that tells a lot of stories 🙂 I would love to visit the Gili Islands some day!

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  • November 29, 2017 at 10:24 am
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    Such a great story – really captures the magic of Bali. I’d love to go back and see some more of the island! Let’s hope the volcano doesn’t do too much damage to the temples and the people there.

    J

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  • November 9, 2017 at 6:17 am
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    All of these photos are giving me such Bali wanderlust!! I was just in Bali this September for a few weeks and I’m already planning a few months there in 2018! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • November 8, 2017 at 10:39 pm
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    I still remember those beautiful sunsets! And it is a nice island to explore 🙂

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  • November 8, 2017 at 9:10 pm
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    Bali is one of the most photogenic places I have ever been. From the greenery to the rice paddies to the amazing wood work…it’s all beautiful! What an amazing place to visit and capture through a lens!

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  • November 8, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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    What beautiful pictures! I absolutely love Bali and hope to visit the island again soon. The temples there are amazing and you captured them perfectly.

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  • November 8, 2017 at 3:27 pm
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    This is such a beautiful collection! When I went to Bali I was overwhelmed with how to capture it’s beauty! Some of my favorite shots are with the surf boards, I never saw surfing there… I guess I have to go back! 🙂 Thanks for letting me relive my memories!

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  • November 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm
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    I haven’t been to Bali, but it looks wonderful! I love all the temples, especially the floating ones!

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  • November 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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    Loved the pictures! Looks like I really need to plan a trip to Bali soon

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  • November 8, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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    Love Bali. Also described my love in a post on Bali recently and your post made me even more nostalgic and made me want to go back so badly. Bali definitely has something for everyone.

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  • November 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm
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    Love this! Brought back some memories of our trip at the start of the year! Wish we had better weather as you have some much better pictures than we were able to take!

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  • November 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm
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    Amazing pics. Bali is so beautiful. Very clean and green. Great blog!

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  • September 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm
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    Bali is one of my favorite places that I have been. I just couldn’t get enough of this place. Your photos are lovely, and made me nostalgic. I was there during Galungan where the homes and streets look pretty, decorated with bamboos.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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    Every time I am looking at the pictures from Bali I ask myself how come that I still haven’t been there? I loved browsing through your photos. The sunset one is stunning. The volcano and spice fields are some things I would definitely want to take a closer look at. Thank you for posting.

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  • September 11, 2017 at 11:32 pm
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    Wow, you’ve certainly captured the beauty of the temples and landscapes in Bali in your great photographs. What a magnificent part of Indonesia. You mentioned you would stay for more than 14 days next time, but what did you feel that you missed? Thanks for the tips.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 2:07 pm
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    I loved your pictures…those temples are simply full of character and I think I would love to photograph them all! Best of all were your recommendations on unique accommodation on AirBNB…thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • September 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm
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    I smiled as I looked through every picture here. I lived in Bali for 9 months and looking through your pics has just bought back so many fond memories. Your pics made me feel like I was back there, I almost felt the humidity haha.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 11:53 am
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    Bali comes alive through your pictures. I love the arst and craft by the locals and the water everywhere looks so peaceful.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 10:58 am
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    Wow! The temples in Bali are so beautiful! They remind us a bit of those we saw in Cambodia. We’ve never been to Bali, but seeing your photos here really makes us want to visit this beautiful island. Thank you for sharing!

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  • September 9, 2017 at 4:25 pm
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    Your photos are absolutely stunning! Are there lots of tourists/crowds? It looked like there were lots of folks with backpacks and cameras in your pictures 🙂 Regardless, I’ve heard amazing things about Bali and your photo essay only confirms them. Thank you for sharing!

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  • September 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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    I recognize one of those temples as the absolutely beautiful deserted one I came across. Wish I could’ve seen more of Bali.

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  • September 6, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    Wow my friend! What an awesome write up & amazing pictures! Gorgeous. Well done my friend.

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  • September 5, 2017 at 3:15 pm
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    Wow thanks Lisa, brought back wonderful memories. I need to go back
    Amazing pictures!

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