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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Island of Bali (Indonesia)

Bali is an island and the smallest province of Indonesia. The island is home to most of Indonesia's Hindu Minority.According to the 2010 Census, 84.5% of Bali's population adhered to Balinese Hinduism. while most of the remainder followed Islam. Bali is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather,metal working and music. A tourist haven for decades, the province has seen a further surge in tourist numbers in recent years.
This a popular dance form from Bali. This troupe of young girls is colorful costumes are enacting the Ramayana as part of the entertainment during a cruise we took during a visit to the Island of Bali.

30 comments:

  1. So colorful!
    Wonderful photo opportunity!

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  2. It's a colorful country bearing some resemblance of our land. Beautiful clicks, Sir.

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  3. The grace of the dance is perfectly captured on photo, Ram. :)

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  4. The costumes are very pretty, lovely photos! Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

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  5. Lovely pictures and waiting for more. I saw Ramayana in Cambodia too!

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  6. Very beautiful.....fabulous colours!

    Happy weekend!
    Ruby

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  7. Great stuff. Your pictures convey the elegance of the dance.

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  8. I am sure that was a fun cruise. i like their headdresses....

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  9. We wish you a Merry Christmas,
    RW & SK

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  10. How colorful :) Balinese culture is indeed very deep rooted with Hindhu Mythology and its a great experience to witness it. Also, thank you so much Ram for voting for me at the expats blog awards :) I really appreciate it :)

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  11. Beautiful captures :-) Wish you a merry Christmas and Happy new year :-)

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  12. Beautiful photos! Very colorful culture, as well lovely girls.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year

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  13. Fantastic captures, lovely poses and expressions!

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  14. Bali has always had a mystical and mysterious aura for me. Now I know why. I'd take that cruise anytime. Beautiful young women!

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  15. Merry Christmas! Best wishes for the New Year!

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  16. Just enchanting... wishing you all Merry Xmas and Happy New Year..
    ERR

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  17. just stopping by to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!:)

    and a happy new year!

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  18. Namaste, Naya Saal Mubarak and Puthandu Vazhtukkal.
    Its wonderful to see, thank you for the treat for my eyes and learning. I like as you take me around the world with you.

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  19. hello Sir how are you? :-) as always it's wonderful to read your blog ... these vibrant photos and the write up is endearing. wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year .... wishes and regards :-)

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  20. Thank you for sharing. This is very colourful indeed.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  21. Wow!!
    Those ladies look lovely. I'd love to see these ethnic performances someday.

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