Bali: A Travel Adventure by Patrick R. Booz

By Patrick R. Booz

The tropical Indonesian paradise of Bali has terribly shiny attractiveness. Terraced rice paddies probably stand up to the sky, whereas silhouetted hands, nonetheless lively volcanoes and volcanic lakes distinction with wonderful shorelines and lagoons. Bali's temples, carved statues, and colourful artwork are proof of a thriving tradition that keeps its freshness and straightforwardness in a contemporary age. Bali: A trip Adventure is an unforgettable visible checklist of the island and its humans.

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Every Balinese can expect to participate in a dozen or more village and regional festivals every year, each one lasting several days. Bali: A Travel Adventure (WK) Text 27 Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:27 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 28 B303DJH Above: Besakih Temple lies under the shadow of Mount Agung at an altitude of 3,000 feet (950 meters). It represents the most sacred point of the compass for the Balinese and has been a royal ancestral sanctuary since the earliest times.

This small, beautifully located temple was founded in the 16th century by Sang Hyang Nirartha, the last important priest to come to Bali from Java. He arrived to strengthen the island’s Hindu faith and Tanah Lot, one of the most holy sites on Bali, is a memorial to his efforts. Bali: A Travel Adventure (WK) Text 53 Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:53 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 54 B303DJH (WK) Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:54 nture ge:54 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 55 B303DJH (WK) Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:55 0ii-113 text_79487 001-061_C32005 5/16/05 22/5/05 8:104:35 AM Page PM Page 56 56 Cremations are a Hindu celebration of passage to another, better life.

Pages 46–47: Young Balinese girls attend a temple ceremony dressed in their finest clothing and bearing delicate offerings fashioned from palm leaves. 44 44 Bali:-AaTravel Bali travelAdventure adventure (WK) Text Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:44 nture ge:44 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 45 B303DJH (WK) Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:45 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 46 B303DJH 46 Bali - a travel adventure (WK) Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:46 nture ge:46 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 47 B303DJH Bali - a travel adventure (WK) 47 Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:47 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 48 B303DJH (WK) Job:04-79487 Title:Bali A Travel Adventure #175 DTP:174 Page:48 nture ge:48 0ii-113 text_79487 22/5/05 4:35 PM Page 49 B303DJH The Balinese present ritual offerings to the spirit world as marks of respect and gratitude.

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