Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali.
Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone over 500 reef building coral species can be found. For comparison, this is about 7 times as many as in the entire Caribbean. There is a wide range of dive sites with high quality reefs, all with their own specific attractions. Many sites can have strong currents and swell, so diving without a knowledgeable guide is inadvisable. Most recently, Bali was the host of the 2011 ASEAN Summit, 2013 APEC and Miss World 2013.
Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan ... How have the region´s peoples responded to these life-changing events? The rich manuscript traditions of Java and Bali go back a thousand years ... The historical record ... Primbon/ BritishLibraryDestruction ... Babad-Sangkala / British Library ... Political renewal ... Hikayat Tanah Jawa / British Library. Similar practices are found in Bali.