History of Bali

The balinese had already own their belief and culture when Hinduism Kingdom was brought into Indonesia about 2000 years ago. around 400 A.D. the Hindu Kingdom in Central and East Java had their great influence over Bali, but when a new religion,Islam came in,

the Hindu Kingdoms in Java became less and less powerful. At that time a large number of priest, nobleman, artist and their followers refused the new religion and escaped to bali.They blended their belief and tradition with those of the local people, a blended of which is inherited by the present Balinese people, the rich culture which is instead of the scenic beauty of the island, has attracted more and more visitors from time to time.
The stronghold of their religion and traditions may be the main factor that enables them to preserve their culture from the outside influences.(guide)
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