Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Going to Bali Indonesian attract

Before you going to Bali for a travel or journeys, important to see this article:

Unlike most of Muslim-majority Indonesia, about 93.18% of Bali's population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, formed as a combination of existing local beliefs and Hindu influences from mainland Southeast Asia and South Asia. Minority religions include Islam (4.79%), Christianity (1.38%), and Buddhism (0.64%). These figures do not include immigrants from other parts of Indonesia.

Balinese Hinduism is a heterogeneous amalgam in which gods and demigods are worshipped together with Buddhist heroes, the spirits of ancestors, indigenous agricultural deities and also with places considered sacred. Religion as it is practiced in Bali is a composite belief system that embraces not only theology, philosophy, and mythology, but ancestor worship, animism and magic. It pervades nearly every aspect of traditional life.

Balinese Hinduism has roots in Indian Hinduism and in Buddhism, and adopted the animistic traditions of the indigenous people, who inhabited the island around the first millennium BCE. This influence strengthened the belief that the gods and goddesses are present in all things. Every element of nature, therefore, possesses its own power, which reflects the power of the gods. A rock, tree, dagger, or woven cloth is a potential home for spirits whose energy can be directed for good or evil. Balinese Hinduism is deeply interwoven with art and ritual, and is less closely preoccupied with scripture, law, and belief than Islam in Indonesia. Ritualizing states of self-control are a notable feature of religious expression among the people, who for this reason have become famous for their graceful and decorous behavior.

Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, and performing arts. Balinese percussion orchestra music, known as gamelan, is highly developed and varied. Balinese dances portray stories from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana but with heavy Balinese influence. Famous Balinese dances include pendet, legong, baris, topeng, barong, and kecak (the monkey dance).

The Hindu New Year, Nyepi, is celebrated in the spring by a day of silence. On this day everyone stays at home and tourists are encouraged to remain in their hotels. But the day before that large, colorful sculptures of ogoh-ogoh monsters are paraded and finally burned in the evening to drive away evil spirits. Other festivals throughout the year are specified by the Balinese pawukon calendrical system.

National education programs, mass media and tourism continue to change Balinese culture. Immigration from other parts of Indonesia, especially Java, is changing the ethnic composition of Bali's population.

The Balinese eat with their right hand, as the left is impure, a common belief throughout Indonesia. The Balinese do not hand or receive things with their left hand and would not wave at anyone with their left hand.

Now you can know what is the religion most in Bali and culture of it. enjoy your travel or journeys.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Waterfall Tourism Indonesian

1. Nine Level Waterfall , North Bengkulu
Curug (waterfall) Level Nine tourism is still a mainstay of North Bengkulu regency, Bengkulu province which many tourists visit both domestic and foreign.
"This tourism is to become one of the favorite tourist who visited in Bengkulu, as unique and has a uniqueness," said the Head Office of Tourism Bengkulu province, Edi Nevian in Bengkulu, Sunday.
The uniqueness of the waterfall, the water that flows from the top of the hill formed nine levels, is very different from the waterfall in the water that falls straight from top to bottom.
According to Edi, waterfalls falling levels there are only formed in North Bengkulu, Bengkulu.
Interestingly, the respective levels also formed several waterfalls, giving the spectacular natural scenery, said Edi.
Curug nine Terjun water level, is located in the area of natural forest protection, ideal tourists visited the lover of nature and fun adventure in the outdoors.
In the forest area around the waterfall, he said, there are many rare fauna and flora.
Location tourism that is unique, in Padang Jaya village, with a distance about 120 km from the Airport Fatmawati, Bengkulu City.
To go to that location, the road has been built that can be passed by four-wheel drive vehicle. For tourists who want to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding provided a guide.

2. Batanta Waterfall, Papua
Batanta waterfall is one of the objects in Papua and the excellent tourism at Raja Ampat Islands.
After spending the time to dive into oceans, expedition team intends to see the beauty of nature in the various islands in the Raja Ampat. One aim is to visit waterfalls Batanta.
After breakfast, the team entered the direct speed boat that will deliver to the destination. After about 30 minutes across the sea, speed boat arrived in a village near the estuary Arefi in the coastal area of Pulau Batanta.
James, our guide, the boat slowly entered the river to the hinterland. On the left and right along the river is only visible through mangroves. Suddenly, a crocodile hiding behind the root of mangroves along the river.

3. Madakaripura - Probolinggo Jawa Timur
Mount Bromo tourist area appeared to save a location and a unique tour captivating. Location not far from the sea sand Bromo, only about 45 minutes to Probolinggo direction (to the North). His name is waterfall Madakaripura. According to the local name is taken from the story of the yore, it seems Patih the end of the Gajah Mada hayatnya with bersemedi in this tejun water. This story is supported with a statue of Gajah Mada in the parking lot area. To reach the tour is not too difficult. Visits should be done if we are going to Bromo Probolinggo direction because of the direction of the trip or while on the Bromo and conducted morning.

4. Curug waterfall Cimahi
Water, one of the basic elements of life, have the effect of calm. Waterfall combined with the lush beauty of nature nan will leave you spellbound. Located in the Cisarua village, about 10 kilometers from Cimahi, or about 1 hour from the city of Bandung, Curug (in Sundanese language means "waterfall") Cimahi according to them, those who want to enjoy the natural atmosphere, but only have a little time to travel. Waterfall at 85 meters this is the spectacular scenery.
How to Achieve This Region
With rent a car.
Using the transport to the city of Cimahi-Lembang or Cimahi