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Eastern Bali. South Bali attracts the majority of Bali visitors, but others travellers have long headed for the quieter towns of east Bali for relaxation in an attractive area. In the villages here, away from the busier and more developed south of the island, farmers still drag their tools to plough and work the land using buffalo. Under the thatched roofs of the village houses, women sit at looms producing traditional ikat textiles in brightly coloured geometric patterns. Workers on the rice terraces that ripple down the hillsides collect the rice in their woven baskets, overlooked by the jungle and Mount Barat, one of Bali's most spiritual sites. The best way to discover eastern Bali's local villages, is to tour around with a private guide or by bicycle. Most of the hotels in the area have a store of bicycles