Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali.
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. There is a wide range of dive sites with high quality reefs, all with their own specific attractions. Many sites can have strong currents and swell, so diving without a knowledgeable guide is inadvisable. Most recently, Bali was the host of the 2011 ASEAN Summit, 2013 APEC and Miss World 2013.
PresidentJoe Biden got back to his roots in foreign affairs and back-slapping diplomacy in Bali, lining up with G20 leaders to plant mangrove trees. It was a highly-organized event put on by the host country to emphasize environmental stewardship – but it capped a summit that was dominated by stress over Russia's war in Ukraine.
DENPASAR, Bali... Leaders of G20 member states, invited countries and international organizations have gathered in Bali to discuss the pressing challenges facing the global economy, which is creeping toward a recession ... The gathering in Bali follows concerted efforts by Indonesia to broker peace between the warring nations.