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  • 1. Bali (Indonesia) Part 1 (of 2): The paradise Photographed and presented by Jair (Yair) Moreshet, 2009 © ( Website: ) Music : Traditional Bali Gamelan
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    • The relatively small island of Bali is a part of the Indonesia archipelago (of 17,508 islands).
    • With their own unique variation of Hinduism, Bali is an exception in the predominantly Muslim
    • Indonesia.
    • With 20,000 temples and shrines, Bali is known as the "Island of the Gods" .
    • Bali is famed for its exceptionally rich art and beauty which is rooted in its rituals and spiritual
    • symbolism : Sculpture, carving, and performing arts.
    • The island’s landscape provides a picturesque backdrop to its colorful, deeply spiritual culture.
  • 3. The combination of colorful, deep spiritual culture and picturesque landscape with warm beaches, makes Bali a vacation paradise. Here: the Puri Santrian Hotel resort on the tranquil coast of Sanur.
  • 4. The bamboo xylophone is central in the Bali traditional Gamelan music. Here and in other hotels it is provided as background music during breakfast, etc.
  • 5. The Puri Santrian Hotel’s beach.
  • 6. Relaxation Spa and massage are standard offerings.
  • 7. A sunken bar in one of the Puri Santrian Hotel’s pools.
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  • 10. Public landscaping in a village.
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  • 12. A shrine in the village.
  • 13. The entrance to a typical family yard in the village. Notice the ornamented private small shrine in the yard, which is typical, too.
  • 14. The entrance to a temple on the road.
  • 15. The Bali culture/religion not only recognizes the existence of evil forces , but also animates/personifies them as demons, ogres and witches, expressing them artistically in sculpture and maintaining regular rituals to appease them. Notice the flower offerings laid at the feet of the statue.
  • 16. A “retail” shrine on the road, and its busy owner.
  • 17. The toll entrance to the Tanah Lot Sea Temple, a pilgrimage destination and cultural icon.
  • 18. Tanah Lot is actually a rock formation on the ocean shore that is the home to the pilgrimage temple. At high tide it is surrounded by water.
  • 19. One of the inhabitants of the caves in the rock in the light of the day…
  • 20. A procession of worshippers/pilgrims come out of the Tanah Lot Sea Temple.
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  • 23. A private clan’s temple in session.
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  • 26. The lobby pavilion of the Matahari Beach Resort near Pemuteran in the northwest.
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  • 28. Matahari Beach Resort: The lily pond and stage in the restaurant area. Notice the musician in lotus posture playing the bamboo xylophone during breakfast.
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  • 32. Matahari Beach Resort: The bar.
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  • 34. Matahari Beach Resort: The beach.
  • 35. Matahari Beach Resort: A typical guest room/bungalow unit.
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  • 37. Matahari Beach Resort: Dinner is accompanied by a performance of traditional Legong Dance.
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