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Foodies love Bali! Although the story of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ assigned ‘pray’ to Bali, Elizabeth Gilbert could have just as well had a life breakthrough over a nasi goreng as she did over an Italian pizza.  Want to read more? Our Bali Sun Premium Members always get full access to our best content, ad-free!  

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Tourists are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that their travels and adventures have on the places and people they visit. As Bali enters a new area of ‘sustainable and culturally appropriate’ tourism, Bali lovers are seeking excursions, tours, and workshops that do no harm.  Want to read more? Our Bali Sun Premium Members always …

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Bali’s most famous spirit liquor, arak, was given something of a PR boost over the last few years as leaders on the island sought to promote the classic drink to tourists. While the campaign took off in many ways, the oomph did not sustain as hoped.  The second wave of the Arak revival is on …

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As Bali reckons with balancing existing mass tourism and moving forward with more sustainable and culturally respectful tourism, travelers are being encouraged to stay in hotels that celebrate the island’s heritage.  Heritage hotels or hotels with a strong commitment to cultural preservation offer tourists an exciting opportunity to really immerse themselves in the Balinese way …

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Bali’s Nyepi festival is just around the corner. The Day of Silence is the most important day of the Balinese calendar. On the 11th of March 2024, the island will fall silent to honor Nyepi Day. Both locals and tourists will be required to stay indoors, not use electricity, and respect the holy day of …

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As Bali’s Nyepi festival approaches tourists and tourism providers on the island are being urged to a where to the rules. The holy day of silence is the most important day in the Balinese Hindu calendar.  On the 11th of March, the island of Bali will fall into a gentle silence as the start of …

Read More about Tourists Must Respect Rules Of Bali’s Nyepi Festival 

Bali’s Nyepi Day is coming up on the 11th of March. Also known as the Day of Silence, it has strict rules for both locals and tourists, including no travel for the duration of the holy day.  While Nypei Day technically starts at 6 am on the 11th of March and the silence is broken …

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Tourists visiting Bali are increasingly interested in learning more about the island’s culture and history. There is no better way to immerse in Balinese culture than during a visit to the world-famous Penglipuran Village.  Tourists visiting Penglipuran Village can now take the experience to a deeper level. The local community is renting out traditional Balinese …

Read More about Tourists Love This Authentic Balinese Village Experience At Penglipuran

Bali really is the travel destination of dreams. If you are planning your first vacation to Bali or perhaps are returning and pledge that this is the time you really get out of your comfort zone and explore, then you’re in the right place.  Want to read more? Our Bali Sun Premium Members always get …

Read More about Tourists Must Visit These Six Bali Temples To Really Connect To The Island

In 2024, culturally respectful and sustainable tourism is the vibe in Bali. Following a turbulent year for tourism in 2023, which saw a sharp rise in the number of foreign tourists disrespecting local culture and ancient sacred sites and outright breaking the law, leaders in Bali want to ensure tourism uplifts the island’s deep and …

Read More about Tourists Are Encouraged To Respect Bali Culture With These Small Gestures 

It has to be said that as a destination, Bali is becoming more expensive. In 2024, several of the island’s biggest attractions are raising their prices, including iconic cultural landmarks and spiritual destinations.  Leaders at Lempuyang Temple, more popularly known to tourists as the Gates of Heaven Temple, will be increasing entry prices in 2024. …

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