12 Bali Fun Facts
12 Bali Fun Facts. Bali is an island and province of Indonesia with a population of over four million people. There are so many interesting aspects of this island, including its culture, diversity, traditions, environment, religion, food, beaches, and so much more. Find out more about Bali with these surprising fun facts about the island:
Found primarily in Bali, Kopi Luwak or civet coffee is one of the most expensive coffees in the world, sold between $100 and $600 per pound!
Nyepi Day is a unique festival celebrated in Bali where the whole island shuts down, and no work, traveling or even noise is allowed! Pictured here is Sanur Beach. It’s typically bustling during the day, but on Nyepi Day it’s deserted.
The Balinese usually have one of the following four names: Wayan, Made, Nyoman or Ketut. They simply mean First born, Second born, Third born and Fourth born and it doesn’t matter if the child is a boy or a girl!
Eat, Pray, Love
The 2010 blockbuster film, Eat Pray Love, was filmed at Ubud and Padang-Padang Beach in Bali!
Balinese and Indonesian are the most widely spoken languages in Bali, and the vast majority of Balinese people are bilingual or trilingual!
Although tourism produces the GDP’s largest output, agriculture is still the island’s biggest employer; most notably rice cultivation.
While Bali is rich in culture and one of the most unique places on the planet, it is still just one of over 17,000 islands in Indonesia!
The Balinese celebrate the New Year in a very unusual way — in complete silence. Nobody on the island leaves the house and all restaurants, offices, schools and shops are closed.
The national motto of Indonesia, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”, means “One is many, many is one.” It was inspired by an Indonesian Hindu scripture, Sutasoma Kakavin.
The Balinese people follow a caste system. The Brahman is the highest caste, which consists of people who are engaged in spiritual work and devoted in religion.
Bali has a complete economic dependence on tourism! About 80% of Bali’s economy comes from visitors to this beautiful destination.
Volcano Agung at Bali is considered the most sacred place on the island. All temples of the island are turned into its party and all Balinese try to sleep with their heads towards this volcano.
Written by Elaine Helmig, Co-Founder of Jinja Jewelry
Elaine has traveled far from her beginnings in the aviation industry with a background in engineering. Her eye for beauty and natural symmetry led her to partner with artist Australian Joy Daniels. The two of them have joined forces to build a Jinja Team with a creative flair for beautiful fashion jewelry. The results have been truly extraordinary as the handmade jewelry has found a following with an international clientele as diverse as the jewelry itself. Jinja Jewelry is slowly becoming a fashion statement and is treasured for its simply beautiful coral and elegant silver designs.
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