Secret Bali guides you around the unusual and unfamiliar. Step off the beaten track with this fascinating Bali guide book and let our local experts show you the well-hidden treasures of this amazing city. Ideal for local inhabitants and curious visitors alike.
Black sand that has healing power, why you should not whistle while strolling down a nocturnal beach, Bali’s most beautiful and least-visited rice terraces, a very special gift to take home from Bali, a workshop where Batiks are created with unique natural dyes, a place to petition the spirits for a baby, the flute-playing pigeons of Ubud, an enchanting village of unique traditionally styled bamboo roofs, a haunting reunion of some of Bali’s most outrageous demons, one of the world’s best unofficial street-art exhibitions, a tree it is impossible to plant, an ancient fertility statue with ‘more than the usual quota of penises’, the world’s most mysterious breed of cattle, a village of the deaf, a miniature version of Java’s Unesco-listed Borobudur, fantastic tranced bull races, the world’s most spectacular traditional fishing craft, an architectural wonder of Bali’s Christian heartland, Bali’s only colonial-era rubber plantation … Far from the crowds and the usual cliches, Bali is still a reserve of well-concealed treasures that only reveal themselves to those who know how to wander off the beaten track, whether residents or visitors. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew Bali well, or who would like to discover the hidden face of the city.