The province of Bali is an island in Indonesia that is synonymous with an unforgettable vacation experience. It is known among travelers worldwide for the great beaches, the rich culture and the historical monuments. Despite its image as a fun destination, Bali has a rich culture and a long history. The Tirtha Empul temple that is located right in middle of the island is evidence of this.
Though Indonesia is an Islamic country, there is a sizeable Hindu majority living here and most of this population lives on Bali. This creates a little pocket of Hindu culture that unique from the mainland Indonesian cultural practices. The history of Bali can be raced back to 2000 BC when the island was inhabited by Austronesians who are thought to be the indigenous tribes that lived here before the arrival of settlers from China and the Indian sub continent.