Bali, a tiny island of nearly three million inhabitants, among them 2 millions are Hindus, lies just two kilometres from the far eastern tip of Java. The Balinese are surrounded by 240 millions of Indonesian most of them being muslims.
Always enchanting, Bali is a paradise, liquid sunlight cherishing a land of fertile, green rice teraces. Bali is onr big sculpture. Every earthenstep is manicured and polished, every field and niche carved by hand. Once a geographic estension of Java, Bali still resembles it, mountains and all, sharing much the same climate, flora and fauna as the mother land.
The Balinese are small, handsome people with round delicate features, long sweeping eyelashes, and heart-shaped lips.
Their cults, customs, and worship of god and nature are animist, their music warm-blooded, thier art as extravagant as their nature.