Bali – not just for tourism, but archaeology too

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Unlike the rest of the nation, the Indonesian island of Bali is somewhat of an anomaly because of its strong Hindu population and culture. Balinese religion has remained largely intact and true to the Hindu-Buddhist traditions that dominated the region before the arrival of Islam. Besides being a popular regional tourist destination, the island of Bali also contains some significant archaeological treasures – including a local version of the Valley of the Kings.

Goa Gajah, Bali. CC image by Kumasawa
Creative Commons image by kumasawa.

Tracing the sites of Bali’s historical kingdoms
The Jakarta Post, 08 December 2007
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