Kuta – Discover Bali’s Cultural Heritage and Sublime Natural Beauty
Location: At the southern tip of the island of Bali
Kuta is located around the western coast of Bali’s southern peninsula, and it is near Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport. Your best means of transportation to your hotel is a taxi with a meter in working order. You can catch them just outside the airport exit, but agree a price before you get in.
Business: Dependent on tourism
Tourism has made a major contribution to the Balinese economy, and has in essence irrevocably changed the lifestyle of the people of the island, improving its infrastructure and bringing local communities in touch with the rest of the world.
Culture: The artistic and cultural capital of Bali
For culture in Bali, escape Kuta and head to Ubud (30 km), located in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. Surrounded by small villages, farms, and rice paddies, this is the cultural centre of Bali, balancing the unparalleled natural beauty of its surroundings with its exuberant culture. Ubud focuses on the myriad forms of art and traditions that express the Balinese people, and you can find remarkable architecture and landscapes that blend with the gorgeous and delicate art of Balinese dance and music. Bali’s palette-awakening gastronomy allures travellers to the religious rituals devoted to Indonesian Gods. Urdu showcases the rich cultural heritage of Bali as well at its artistic creativity in all aspects of life.
Activities: Explore northern Bali
North Bali's natural environment is beautiful as much as it is diverse. There are remarkable beaches of white and black volcanic sand, green rice terraces, and plantations of cocoa, coffee, tobacco, mangrove forests, and volcanoes. Singaraja, the former Dutch colonial capital of Bali, is an old harbour with many sights and plastered warehouses still breathing the atmosphere of spices, vanilla, and tobacco. The 3,014-metre tall Gunung Agung volcano is the holiest site in Bali and has great significance in the Hinduism religion. Indonesians consider it ”Navel of the World" and "Throne of the Gods".