Things to Do in South Bali
The southern part of Bali is known as the Bukit Peninsula and it is pounded by tourist buses daily visiting the sacred temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu on the western tip of the Bukit and on the east side, the upmarket Nusa Dua. Then there is Jimbaran Bay and the surfing beaches such as Dreamland to the north.
Geologically being a limestone peninsula the Bukit Peninsula is pervious to the forces of Mother Nature. It has long been popular with surfers at the southern end of the island. The Bukit Peninsula stands like an upside down mushroom, creating the perfect wave-machine for surfers.
The Lombok Strait is to the east and is 1300m deep. This ocean trench means that Bali is in effect the last island to the west that enjoys a predominantly Asian flora and fauna. The Bukit Peninsula is an amazing place to explore and if you take the time to go beyond the usual tourist sites, then, you will be pleasantly pleased.
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