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 Most recently, Bali was the host of the 2011 ASEAN Summit, 2013 APEC and Miss World 2013. Bali is the home of the Subak Irrigation System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
To know a few facts about Bali before arriving can really make a difference, particularly when you are arriving for the first time. But even the seasoned traveler to Bali will each and every time be surprised about new things, new tricks to ensure a smooth time on Bali. Bali is a part of Indonesia and therefore still subject to all the opportunities and challenges that a developing country is facing in this very dynamic time. Although Bali is pretty safe and easy to travel, a lot of things simply don’t work the way you are used to. Well, that’s part of the fun, isn’t it.