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A Video Guide to Nyepi Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

Nyepi in 60 Seconds

Tomorrow is Nyepi, the Balinese New Year. It’s also known as the Day of Silence, because the entire island shuts down. It’s a day of fasting, meditating, and reflecting. No cars are on the road, no businesses are open, and even the airport is closed. In the lead-up to the holiday, there’s a lot going…

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A Guide to Nyepi Posted by on Mar 6, 2017

Once a year, the entire island of Bali shuts down for a day. The airport is closed, the roads are free of motorbikes, and even Kuta Beach is devoid of action. What’s the occasion? It’s Hari Raya Nyepi, or the Balinese New Year. It occurs on the first new moon of March, which falls on the…

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Temple Hopping in Bali Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is home to thousands of temples (pura). Every village in Bali is required by law to construct and maintain at least three temples. In addition, most homes have a temple of some sort. As a result, you don’t have to walk very far to find a temple…

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An Afternoon in Denpasar Posted by on Jan 24, 2017

Denpasar adalah kota ibu Bali (Denpasar is the capital of Bali). While it’s obviously important, the capital city often gets overlooked by visitors in favor of the beaches in the south or the rice fields of Ubud. Spending an afternoon here is a great way to learn about Balinese culture and history. Check out the Bali…

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Video Tour of Balinese Temples Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, and for good reason. There are thousands of temples across the island, and going to them is a major part of daily life. Here are a few of Bali’s most notable temples in a short video tour:

Tanah Lot Video Tour Posted by on Sep 22, 2016

Bali is the island of a thousand temples, and there seems to be one around every corner. One of the most popular to visit is Pura Tanah Lot, perched on a rock formation in the ocean. We’ve already learned the legend of this famous temple, now it’s time to see what it looks like. Take…

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The Legend of Tanah Lot Posted by on Sep 20, 2016

There are many temples in Bali, but perhaps none are more famous than Tanah Lot. This beautiful temple sits on a large offshore rock that has been shaped over the years by the ocean tide. There’s also a fascinating legend behind this temple. Learn about Balinese culture while learning some Indonesian language at the same…

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