Indonesia is a country of 13,000 islands stretching
3000 miles from Asia to the Pacific.With a population
of 175 million its the worlds largest Moslem
nation and one of the most culturally diverse regions
in the world. With 300 ethnic groups there are as
many languages as there are days in the year.
Bali is the most famous and popular of the
Indonesian islands. Many tourists are content to never
venture further, but those who do discover an ecology
and wildlife which stuns even the most seasoned traveller.
Its a magical land of unexplored rain forests, endless
beaches, misty volcanos and a range of wildlife and
The islands have been the site of many religious
conflicts, between Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims,
and now Bali is the retreat for Hindus whilst the
rest of the islands are in the main of Muslim faith.
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