UPPALA BALI - ABOUT US
Lying just 8o south of the equator, Bali boasts a tropical climate with just two seasons, wet and dry and an average annual temperature of around 28oC. The rich volcanic soil and healthy monsoon season make this island extremely fertile and a range of crops are grown here. The wide and gently sloping southern regions play host to Bali's famed rice terraces, among some of the most spectacular in the world. In the hilly, northern coastal region, the main produce is coffee, copra, spices, vegetables, cattle, and rice.
The Balinese people have strong spiritual roots and despite the large influx of tourists over the year, their culture is still very much alive. The main religion is Agama Hindu Dharma, which arrived in Bali with the spread of Hinduism through Sumatra and Java during the 11th century. Although originally from India, the Balinese religion is a unique blend of Hindu, Buddhist, Javanese and ancient indigenous beliefs, with customs that are very different from the traditional form of Hinduism practiced in India today. With the arrival of Islam in neighboring Java during the 15th century, a large number of courtiers, artists, musicians and craftsmen fled to Bali, creating an artistic renaissance.