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Interesting Facts About Bali
Bali is an island and province of Republic of Indonesia. Indonesia is the largest island country in the world by the number of islands , with 17,508 islands.
Bali has a fairly even climate year round, with constant pleasant day temperatures between 20-30° Celsius.
With more than 4 million population, 83.5% of Bali's population adheres to Balinese Hinduism and is renowned for its highly developed arts.
In the year of 2015, the number of foreign tourists arrival to Bali reached more than 3,7 million people.
10 Fun Facts About Bali
- At 3,142 metres, Mt Agung is not only the highest elevated point on the island but also its most sacred place
- On the Balinese New Year, otherwise known as Nyepi, the whole island shuts down – no work, no travelling, no noise
- Almost everyone in Bali has had their teeth filed down. The practice is rooted in the belief that the six vices – anger, confusion, jealousy, drunkenness, desire, and greed – all enter the body through the top six teeth. By filing away the demonic ends, the vices are easily thwarted
- Balinese names are mostly Putu, Made, Nyoman and Ketut which respectively mean first child, second child, third child and fourth child
- Balinese babies are not allowed to touch the ground until they are three months old
- Most Balinese are Hindus but unlike Hinduism in India, those of different castes often socially and intermarry
- And unlike Hinduism in India, Balinese Hinduism is also influenced by animist beliefs
- Most buildings in Bali are not taller than a coconut tree
- The Bali myna is a bird species native to Bali
- The Balinese irrigation system Subak is listed as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites