Bali is one of the many islands that make up the nation of Indonesia, which sits between Southeast Asia and Australia.
Bali lies close to the equator, and its tropical climate contributes to its status as a popular tourist destination. From east to west, the island is covered with volcanoes, some of which are still active. In southern Bali, the volcanic mountains give way to a relatively flat alluvial plain.
The photographs in this slideshow were taken in three Balinese towns: Ubud, in the central foothills, which is regarded by many as the cultural center of Bali; Peliatan, which is just south of Ubud; and Batubulan, which sits further south of Peliatan, closer to the Balinese capital of Denpasar.
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