, Guiding You In Bali

Bali, an island with an area of 5,632.86 square kilometers, is divided into 9 districts which are sub-divided into 51 sub districts, and 565 villages. Four islands nearby, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan and Menjangan, are also part of Bali Province. The unique culture and artwork of the friendly and spiritual Balinese people has made the ‘Island of the Gods’ well known all over the world. Bali’s splendid natural beauty, and it’s no wonder Bali is the most popular holiday destination in the world.

Lapped the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Bali is but one of 17,500 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, yet even among its colorful neighbor and even after decades of tourism development it stands alone in its lushness and incomparable beauty. Long, sugary beaches lead inland to hillsides terraced with jewel green rice paddies; forests dotted with ancient temples abound.

These centuries old shrines there are thousands scattered across the island are evidence of Bali's deep, enduring spirituality. For the island's three million, mostly Hindu residents, daily routines are punctuated by prayer, blessings, and rituals and it's these traditions, even more than the spectacular landscapes, that make Bali such a compelling, authentic, and utterly singular destination.

Bali has a wonderfully unique combination of their friendly people, the natural attractions, the great variety of things to see and do, the year-round pleasant climate, and the absence of security problems. And then there is Bali's special "magic", which is difficult to explain.

As soon as you step off the plane you might sense the difference. In the villages you'll notice the quietness and wisdom in old people's faces, and the interest and respect in the faces of the children. Old men sit at the road side caressing their fighting cocks. Beautifully dressed women walk proudly through rice fields and forests carrying offerings on their heads to the temple. There is the smell of flowers and exotic incense and, in the distance, you hear the sound of gamelan music.

The name of pawongan was taken from a part of Tri Hita Karana, the three relationship of peoples in Bali. Pawongan mean the relationship between peoples. The spirit of pawongan, was the foundation of Guiding you in Bali.