Indonesia, The Heaven on Earth IV: Bali

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Indonesia, The Heaven on Earth IV: Bali Bedugul of Bali offers an enchanting scenery that will mesmerize your eyes. (Photo: travelzoom.com)

TIMESSUMSEL, BALIBali, an island in Indonesia which more known to be the island of God offers thousands of enchanting sceneries around the island. Not only dream beaches and transparent sea, but also temples, cities and sacred celebrations. The most famous island of Indonesia will leave you speechless.

This island has thousands of temples that you could visit. The se temple will give you an unforgettable experience of watching the local tradition right in front of your eyes. With its beautiful architecture and its tourist destinations this island has also been appointed as the best Island in Asia Pacific for thirteen times.

1. Silence Day or Nyepi, a Balinese Seclusion Day

Silence Day is the Hindu celebration of the New Year. It is held in March or April. If you are on holiday in Bali in conjunction with this feast, so dear to the Balinese, you will see the streets crowded with colorful giant called ogoh ogoh, parading through the streets on the eve of Nyepi.

During this festival, all services are closed from 6 am until 6 am of the next morning. Tourists are asked to be quiet and you cannot go to the beach nor in the streets. Even the airport is closed for the whole day

.2. Ngaben

Ngaben, or Cremation Ceremony, is a funeral ritual performed in Bali to send the deceased to the next life. The body of the deceased will be placed as if sleeping, and the family will continue to treat the deceased as sleeping. No one are allowed to grief since they believe the deceased soul and spirit are still with them.

3. Has the longest high way on top of the sea

Bali has the longest higway that lovated on top of the sea. This high way connect this island of God with Manggarai Island (Ngurah Ra Airport-Benoa-Nusa Dua). It is 12,7 kilometres long and becomes the second highway ever built on the sea.

4.Trunyan, a cultural cemetary

Instead of cremations, the funeral rite of dead bodies in Trunyanese society of Bali is for them to be simply laid on the ground, covered by cloth and a bamboo cage, and left to decompose. The influence of an ancient banyan tree (known as taru menyan, literally "nice smelling tree") near the burial ground is thought to keep the corpses from smelling putrid. It is said that the tree emits a scent which neutralizes the smell of rotting bodies. (*)

Baca Berita Peristiwa dan Politik terbaru di Indonesia dan luar negeri lainnya hanya di TIMES Indonesia.

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