With its dramatic vistas, its attractive, hospitable people and its rich cultural traditions, the magical isle of Bali has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions, ever since visitors from the West began to arrive in the early 20th century. Incredibly, ancient Balinese cultural traditions remain richly intact today, in the face of 21st century modernity and a highly developed tourist industry.
Yet few visitors ever really begin to understand the colourful pageantry that surrounds them virtually everywhere they travel on the island. 'Secrets of Bali' is the key to this understanding. From Balinese life, religion, festivals and offerings, architecture, music, dance, textiles, dress, carvings and paintings, masks, manuscripts, meals and much more, this is the one book to which the visitor can turn for the answers. A 'must' for foreign visitors, residents, and those everywhere who have fallen under the spell of 'The Morning of the World'.