Denpasar is a city located in the center of the southern island Bali. This is also its capital starting from 1958. The number of people living here including suburbs reaches 700 thousand. Staring from the time when this place has been ruled by the Denpasar kings, the city carefully keeps its heritage that is represented by numerous ancient houses and architectural buildings, cultural centers – Bali Center of Art and Museum of Bali. These centers have large collections of items connected with the ancient history of the island (pictures, sculptures, masks, daggers), and artifacts created in the 2nd century BC like sarcophagi. Here also work ethnography and anthropology pavilions, where is restored the architecture of the city’s temples and palaces.
In Denpasar, you can visit not just classic shops and trading centers, but also colorful markets. Tourists are fond of Pasar Badung market, which is located in the very center of the city … Open
Denpasar is a provincial city in which fashionable villas, modern administrative buildings, temples and palaces peacefully combine with rice plantations and large gardens. The central square of the city is named Puputan and from it part main streets of the city that connect Denpasar with neighbor towns. Denpasar is rich in historical monuments, statues and other place of interest. One of the statues is devoted to a god named Brahma. The statue is made of volcanic stone and shows the god with four heads that watch the streets of the city. Pura Jagatnata temple is one of the local sights. Made of corals and surrounded by dragons, it stands on a turtle. The temple is devoted to the Balinese god Sang Hyang Widi. It was built in 1953 and symbolizes the creation of the world.
A unique cultural center is the Academy of Indonesian Dance. It is available for everyone to attend. In this academy study several hundreds of students who are taught not only dancing art, but also playing of national instruments. Travelers, who will visit this academy in the morning, will be able to watch rehearsals of students. In the evening, there are always interesting performances. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The main entertainment for guests of the popular Balinese resort is a beach relaxation and walks in picturesque places. Nevertheless, you can diversify leisure with children in Denpasar, … Open
A very interesting sight is the Palace of Raj. In this historic building is a prestigious hotel. In the early 20th century, this historical monument was almost completely destroyed by fire. However, in the shortest time it was completely restored. Some elements of the historical building remained safe, including a gorgeous gate. Now the palace is surrounded by incredibly beautiful tropical garden. Part of the building is a museum, the main exhibits of which are ancient books.
It will be interesting for fans of excursions to visit the Center of Arts Verdi Budaja. A very interesting collection of painting is stored in this center, and often, exhibitions of modern artists take place here. Visitors to these exhibitions will have the opportunity not only to admire the works of art, but also to buy what they like.
National cuisine could only be described as piquant and exotic. Popular national dishes may seem especially unusual to travelers who are used to the European type of food. The abundance of … Open
The Greatest historical sight is the beautiful temple Pura Maospakhit. The exact date of construction of this building is unknown. According to some information, it was built in the 15th century. Travelers can visit this temple on any day. However, it should be taken into account that the central gate opens only on days of big holidays. This ancient temple, which for the history of its existence was rebuilt several times, amazes with its luxurious decoration. It is decorated by fine figures of Indian gods. Many interesting old ornaments have been preserved within the walls of the temple.
A Peculiar city sight is the Pasar Badung Market. It is located in a historical three-storied building. In the territory of this market, the most diverse goods, from fresh products to clothes and hand-made articles are sold. This historical market is remarkable also, for the fact that in its territory, there is a small temple. Many tourists visit the market in search of exotic seafood.