Recently, Bali has been shaken with the eruption of Mount Agung. Travellers are hesitating to come due to this issue. This affects the Indonesian economy, for there is a potential loss of 1.2 million tourists during the fourth quarter of 2017 with lost revenue potentially reaching 2.47 trillion rupiah. Despite this news, the Indonesian authorities are reassuring tourists that it is safe to visit the island, but are encouraged to stay out of the danger zone. There is a misconception that the danger of the volcano covers the whole island instead of just one part in the corner. The National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) stated that the danger zone is only within a radius of 8-10 km from the summit of Mount Agung. In brief, it is safe to travel as long as we avoid the Mount Agung area. Still not convinced? Let us tell you otherwise.
Bali has become one of the most famous vacation destination in the world. There are so many travellers from around the globe visit Bali every year. Based on data from Bali Central Bureau of Statistics, Bali has received 4.92 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2016. That number increased by 23.14 percent compared to the previous year, which recorded a total of 4,001 million people. This makes this island of Gods as the number one travel destination in Indonesia. Furthermore, TripAdvisor has also crowned Bali as the number one in their 25 world’s best destination list, beating Europe, the United States, the Middle East, etc.
Bali is now known as the pride of Indonesia and every place is amazing. Named as the island of Gods for its temple and strong Hindu culture. The beautiful nature has also earned Bali as the island of paradise. Besides its amazing natural scenery, Bali also has its own people whom are really kind, welcoming, and love peace. It becomes the favourite destination for those who seeks relaxation as well as adventure. The diverse location and culture has made some travellers say that Bali attracts people like a magnet.
For example, in the north, there is Lovina Beach, tranquil and famous for the jumping dolphins. In the west, there is West Bali National Park, a perfect place for eco-tourists, and wild life lover. There is Amed in the east, where you can do diving and snorkelling. In the center, you can go to Ubud, where there is a lot of natural scenery of terrace rice paddies, also famous for the handicrafts. Or the iconic Tanah Lot, home to the ancient Hindu pilgrimage temple. The south, known for the best surf spot in the world, where the waves is always available throughout the year, not like in other countries where there is an off season. No wonder why this island is fabulous.
When we visit a place, we must not forget to try the delicious food. The authentic taste of spice in Balinese delicacies has become one of the most sought after culinary in Indonesia, which you can’t find in other region. Bali is mostly known for its spicy food, like the famous ayam betutu, a steamed chicken that is cooked with local spices. The juicy suckling pig or also known as babi guling has also earned a household name in Balinese cuisine. It is heaven for foodies, especially spicy food lovers!
So, let’s not hesitate to visit Bali, experience the beauty of its nature, culture, people, and most importantly, the food! Can’t wait to see you here!