Bali government to regulate tourists’ temple entry after another foreigner pictured posing inappropriately

One of the new Bali Province administration’s first orders of business will be regulating how tourists enter the island’s many temples. Known as the “island of 1,000 temples,” predominantly Hindu Bali is filled with temples.  “This regulation is one of the government’s efforts to safeguard the temples. The sanctity of the temples in Bali needs ...

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Indonesian imam leading prayer as quake hits goes viral

Indonesian imam leading prayer as quake hits goes viral

A video of an Indonesian imam stoically reciting evening prayers in Bali as a deadly earthquake struck neighboring Lombok has gone viral on social media, with internet users...

China working with Balinese Hindus to build temple in Middle Kingdom

China working with Balinese Hindus to build temple in Middle Kingdom

Chinese are coming to Bali by the thousands, but now Balinese will leave their impact on the mainland. China is working with Balinese Hindus to build a temple in the country to...

Bali’s Besakih temple still open despite volcanic eruptions just kilometers away

Bali’s Besakih temple still open despite volcanic eruptions just kilometers away

Just mere kilometers away from the erupting Mount Agung, Bali’s biggest and holiest temple, Besakih, remains open to the public. At about five to six kilometers from the...

Mass interfaith prayers held in Bali in wake of Surabaya attacks

Mass interfaith prayers held in Bali in wake of Surabaya attacks

People of different religions in Bali have banded together to pray collectively for the numerous victims of a series of attacks on the Indonesian island of Java and now the...

Vlogger profusely apologizes, realizing sacrilegious error in his ways after video of climb up Balinese temple goes viral

Vlogger profusely apologizes, realizing sacrilegious error in his ways after video of climb up Balinese temple goes viral

A Spanish vlogger says he is deeply sorry for his ignorance and disrespect after his own footage of himself climbing up on a Balinese temple quickly went viral on Wednesday...

Balinese men busted for driving motorcycles during final hours of Nyepi

Balinese men busted for driving motorcycles during final hours of Nyepi

Two men were busted for driving motorcycles in Bali in the final hours of Nyepi, the Balinese Hindu New Year and ‘Day of Silence’ and had to be pursued in a chase by pecalang,...

Thousands file out of Bali via port to skip ‘Day of Silence’

Thousands file out of Bali via port to skip ‘Day of Silence’

Thousands of people have been filing out of Bali via the Port of Gilimanuk on the island’s west coast in anticipation of the fast approaching Hindu New Year, Nyepi. Vehicles...

Balinese Hindus flock to island’s beaches for Melasti ritual, tradition ahead of ‘Day of Silence’ (PHOTOS)

Balinese Hindus flock to island’s beaches for Melasti ritual, tradition ahead of ‘Day of Silence’ (PHOTOS)

Balinese Hindus flocked to the island’s shores on Wednesday to mark Melasti, a speical ceremony held annually before the island goes into its ‘Day of Silence’ for Nyepi,...

Bali going quiet for ‘Day of Silence’

Bali going quiet for ‘Day of Silence’

Indonesia’s bustling tourist island Bali is set to go quiet with Internet service and flights temporarily halted for a “Day of Silence”, while young people get...


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Coconuts Bali Religion

Religion is such a major part of life for most Balinese, but the topic doesn’t tend to make the news that often because of the harmonious nature of the island. Balinese predominantly practice Hinduism, which is extremely evident here with the temples on every corner and canang sari offerings on every street. Big Hindu holidays though often stop the island and demand attention from all—Nyepi, the Balinese Hindu New Year and “Day of Silence”, literally does this as the whole island is mandated to power down and cut electricity and stay inside. You can also find Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims, on the whole living peacefully in Bali amongst Hindus.