Bali is an island and province of Indonesia located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west (separated by 3,2 km Bali Straight) and Lombok to the east. Its capital of Denpasar is located at the southern part of the island.
With a population of over 4,5 million, the island is home to most of Indonesia's Hindu minority - Bali's population adhered to Balinese Hinduism. The island is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.
Bali is one of the world's most popular island destinations. Its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines with the highest biodiversity of marine species, sandy beaches, tropical forest with its flora and fauna, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides, are all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colourful, deeply spiritual and unique culture.