Author(s): Heiner Gstaltmayr
Baedeker is proud to welcome this brand new guide to Bali. At the heart of this full-colour and visually inspiring guide is a wealth of well-researched information and over 100 detailed recommendations, written by experts. You will find all the sights and top attractions explored in an easy-to-read A-Z format, with 3D laminated illustrations displaying the key sights in perspective. Clear and concise background texts cover simply everything worth knowing about Bali, including nature, politics, history, art, and above all - its people and their everyday life on 'the Island of the Gods'. Special feature pages can be found throughout the guide covering topics of particular interest and providing a rare glimpse into island culture. A comprehensive 'Practicalities' chapter covers all the essential travel advice you need, including accommodation, transport, food and drink, health, entertainment, shopping and much more, not to mention insider tips for travellers with disabilities, those travelling with children and those saving money.
Outside of this dedicated chapter there are also plenty of 'Baedeker tips' alongside the relevant places and sights information, making this guide ideal for on-the-spot reference. You will also find the answers to Bali's more intriguing cultural questions such as 'What is a Jamu?', 'How should you behave in a temple?' and 'When might you encounter an ogoh-ogoh?' The guide is accompanied by a large, fully-indexed, pull-out map, not to mention 20 detailed plans and maps within the text that clearly pin-point the best places to stay and top venues to eat and drink en route. There are also 3 recommended tours covering excursions that have been specially designed to ensure you get the most from this enchanting island. All of this invaluable information is contained in a handy plastic wallet that allows you to keep the guide and map together whilst ensuring that both will survive in all weather. Baedeker - setting a new standard in 21st century travel guide publishing.
BACKGROUND: Island of the Gods; Facts; Nature; 3D: Island Topography; Population; Politics; Economy; Religion; Religious Belief is their Architect; History; Prehistory and Early History; Influences from India; Colonialization; Independent State; The Present; Art and Culture; Temple Architecture; Sculpture; Painting; Arts and Crafts; Dance; Music; Wayang; Literature; Famous People. PRACTICALITIES: Accommodation; Arrival; Before the Journey; Children in Bali; Electricity; Emergency; Etiquette and Customs; Festivals, Holidays and Events; The Oggo-Oggoof Nyepi; Food and Drink; Health; Information; Language; Literature; Media; Money; Personal Safety; Post and Communications; Prices; Shopping; Sport and Entertainment; Balinese Spas; Time; Transport; Travellers with Disabilities; When to Go. TOURS: Travelling in Bali; Tour 1: In the Centre of Bali; Tour 2: The Southeast; Tour 3: The Island Tour. SIGHTS FROM A to Z: Amlapura; Bali Barat National Park; Bangli; Bedugul; Bedulu; Besakih; 3D: Pura Besakih; Bukit Badung; Five-Star Accomodations in Harmony with Nature; Candi Dasa; Celuk; Denpasar; Gianyar; Gilimanuk; Kapal; Klungkung; Kubutambahan; Kuta; Lombok; Mengwi; Negara; Peliatan; Penelokan; Penida; Nusa Penida; Sanur; A Love Story on Bali; Singaraja; Sukawati; Tabanan; Tampaksiring; Tenganan; Ubud. Glossary; Index; Photo Credits; List of Maps and Illustrations; Publisher's Information