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Tukad Unda Dam - Bali, Indonesia 

Located on one of Bali’s major rivers, the Tukad Unda Dam is a great place to meet the Balinese locals. Families from nearby towns and villages come to the river to bathe and wash their clothes. The children also enjoying playing and having water fights in the dam. Considered one of the most picturesque locations in Bali, the dams cascades also provide a great setting for photography.

INDONESIA, DENPASAR : This photo taken on April 4, 2015 show a long exposure of a partial solar eclipse seen next to a monument in Jimbaran on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. Sky-gazers in part of the Pacific Rim enjoyed an “unusually brief” total eclipse of the Moon.   AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA                        

INDONESIA, DENPASAR : Balinese people puts mud on their body during mud baths tradition known as Mebuug-buugan, in Kedonganan village, near Denpasar on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on March 10, 2016. The Mebuug-buugan is held a day after Nyepi aimed at neutralizing bad traits. / AFP / SONNY TUMBELAKA                        

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NEW POST: The Temples of Bali

The last day of our Balinese adventure was dedicated to the temples of the island. Coined as ‘Island of the Gods’, the revered island province of Bali is known for its verdant forested mountains, iconic rice paddies, and beaches and coral reefs. Unlike most of Muslim-majority cities of Indonesia, about 85% of the total population of Bali adheres to Balinese Hinduism - a combination of local beliefs and the Hindu influences from mainland Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

This is just one of the reasons why Bali stands out.

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INDONESIA, DENPASAR : An Indonesian scavenger collects items from a garbage dump in Denpasar on the resort island of Bali on September 16, 2014. The Indonesian economy has expanded at around six percent in recent years but it has been easing in the past 12 months due to slowing demand for commodity exports, and interest rate hikes in 2013 during emerging market turmoil. AFP PHOTO/SONNY TUMBELAKA