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Renowned for its rich cultural traditions, verdant landscapes, and mouthwatering cuisine, the Indonesian island of Bali is probably best known for stunning beaches like this one in Seminyak on the island's west coast.  
Credit: Bart Speelman/Flickr 
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A Balinese kecak dance performed in Uluwatu, Bali. A blend of music, dance, and theater, the kecak dance tells part of the story of the Hindu epic myth, The Ramayana. The high drama and intricate costumes of the dance exemplify Bali's distinctly rich artistic heritage as well as the Hindu traditions of its people. Though Indonesia is predominantly Muslim, more than 90 percent of Balinese are Hindu.  
Credit: Muhd Rusdi Samsudin/Flickr 
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Sunset-colored skies silhouette a kecak dancer in Uluwatu. Uluwatu's famous cliff-top temple, Pura Luhur, can be seen in the background.  
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Children play in the emerald waters off Uluwatu, Bali.  
Credit: Bruno Ideriha/Flickr 
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Some of the world's best snorkeling and scuba diving can be found in the waters around Bali.  
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A carving depicting the Hindu god Vishnu. Distinct from its Indian counterpart, Balinese Hinduism incorporates local spiritual traditions as well as Hindu traditions from Southeast Asia.  
Credit: bisku/Flickr 
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For centuries a center of the global spice trade, Indonesia boasts a complex and varied cuisine that sings with the intense flavors of local spices and is enriched by culinary influences as far flung as India, the Middle East, and China.  
Credit: Eileen Chong/Flickr 
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Ritual dance has long been a tradition in Bali and involves dancers of all ages.  
Credit: Dominic Alves/Flickr 
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The stunning natural beauty of Bali's Pemuteran region has made it increasingly popular with travelers.  
Credit: Bart Speelman/Flickr 
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Brilliant green rice paddies in Bali's interior. Although tourism is Bali's cash cow, more Balinese work in agriculture than in any other industry.  
Credit: Rachael Taft/Flickr 
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Seaweed harvested on the beach in Bali. On some parts of the island, seaweed farming is the predominant agricultural activity.  
Credit: nasi/Flickr 
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The beach in Kuta. Still a haven for surfers, Kuta was one of Bali's first heavily touristed resort towns and is now subject to a limit on tourist development aimed at preserving Balinese culture and the local ecology.  
Credit: Hannibal Poenaru/Flickr 
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A beautiful Bali sunrise  
Credit: Rachael Taft/Flickr 
 
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