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Unbelievable Bali: Interesting Facts That Are Sure to Send you Packing

An island with breathtaking views, Bali tops the bucket list of most travellers and honeymooners. Bali truly is the land of stunning beaches, religious sites, scenic rice terraces, a galore of culture and tradition and fragrant cuisine. The island offers perfect mix of leisure and adventure. If you are looking for a destination that can charm you with its elaborate temples, endless coastline, gorgeous waterfalls and retreats, then hop to Bali. Here are some unknown facts out Bali that will blow your mind.

The most exotic coffee – Kopi Luwak

Kopi Luwak- beans cleaned but not yet roasted
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Bali produces the world’s most expensive coffee called Kopi Luwak. These beans are collected from the digestion of a Civat Cat. This is because this shy cat-like animal only eats the ripest and finest coffee cherries. However, it cannot digest the bean. 

Black Sand Beaches

Young woman on a black sand beach, Bali island.
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While everyone knows that Bali has numerous white sand beaches and beaches with crystal clear waters, what many do not know is that the island also has some stunning black sand beaches. A popular example is Lovina Beach, where the black sand comes from the lava of the Mt Agung volcano. 

80% of the country’s economy is related to tourism

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Who doesn’t know that Bali is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world! But did you know that tourism is the largest industry here? 80% of its economy is related to tourism, be it leisure activities, hotels or restaurants.

Balinese New Year starts in silence

Lake Batur, Bali
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While almost the entire world celebrates New Year with great pomp and show, Bali observes a quiet start to its new year. Nyepi, the first day of the new calendar year in Bali is rather silent as no one is allowed on the streets. Noise and light are to be kept at a minimum.

Located in Coral Triangle

acuario
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Wonder where Bali gets its rich marine life from? Well, its all because of the fact that it is located in Coral Triangle. Water from west of Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor fall in  Coral Triangle gifting Bali its diverse marine life.

Two active volcanos

Mount Batur
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Bali has two volcanos and both of them are active. These are- Mount Batur and Mount Agung. While Mount Batur is 5,600 feet high, Mount Agung is 10,000 feet high. What’s more is that both these mountains are active volcanoes and yet, you are allowed to trek them all the way to the peak.

Only two seasons

A sunset wave
(c) Flickr

Bali is the land of two seasons! From April to October is the dry season, while the wet season starts in October and goes on till April. However, the temperature remains moderate the entire year. No wonder then, that any time of the year is a good time to visit Bali.

(Curated by Priya Pareek)