History of Bali
Bali has three cultural era is pre-history, Hindu-Buddhist and modern. Prehistoric era dominated by the independent skills to find a way to hunt and grow crops. Hindu-Buddhist era is the era of amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist religion with folk traditions. The modern era is marked by the arrival of Dutch control of Indonesia and introduced Western culture to the people of Bali. Since then Bali began to be known by a stranger until now.
Population of Bali
Bali's population comes from many ethnic groups include the original inhabitants of Bali, China, India, Arabia, the Philippines and the people of Oceania are fused into Bali residents with livelihood as fishermen, farmers and traders. One thing that really stands out from the lives of the Balinese are Hindu religion plays an important role in their lives that manifest in their everyday life, traditional ceremonies, weddings, celebrations and funerals to burn the bodies, known as "cremation" or NGABEN.
Landscape of Bali
The scenery in Bali included beaches, lakes and paddy fields by terracing system. South beach with white sand, north beach with black sand and partly surrounded by high cliffs and coral reefs at the bottom of coastal waters. Lakes in Bali also add diversity sights in Bali which is surrounded by tropical rainforest. Two famous lakes in Bali, Batur Lake and Kintamani Lake. Rice fields with beautiful terraces system also becomes beautiful part of scenery in Bali. These areas are scattered around the hills and mountains around the area of Bali.
Flora and Fauna
Most of the flora and fauna inhabit the tropical rain forests in Bali. Bali Tiger is one wild animal now extinct. To prevent the extinction of flora and fauna, has now built West Bali National Park as a center for the preservation of wildlife and plants. Existing wildlife in the park include monkeys, deer, and more than 300 hundred species of birds. Some plants are well cared for at this park is bamboo, coconut palms, magnolia, frangipani, hibiscus and jasmine; many of these flowers hold a special place in festivals and religious celebrations.