Welcome To Denpasar

Bali's capital city, DENPASAR formerly known as Badung, and still sometimes referred to as such, is dogged by the roaring motorbikes and major traffic congestion common to much of south Bali, but remains a pleasantly small-town city at heart, dominated by family compounds grouped into traditional banjar (village association) districts, with just a few major shopping streets crisscrossing the centre. It feels nowhere near as hectic as Kuta but, as there's no nightlife (and no beach), few tourists spend long here.

The biggest and best of Denpasar's markets is the warren of stalls that form Pasar Badung, set slightly back off Jalan Gajah Mada, beside Sungai Badung. Trading takes place here 24 hours a day: most clothes, batik and ceremonial gear are on the eastern edge of the market, visible from Jalan Sulawesi (Jalan Sulawesi itself is the core of Denpasar's rag trade). You may get landed with one of the market's official guides, who hang out around the entrances. Across on the west bank of the narrow river, also a few metres south off Jalan Gajah Mada, the four-storey Pasar Kumbasari is dedicated to handicrafts, souvenirs and clothes, many of them much cheaper than in the shops of Kuta and Ubud

Where to Eat and Drinks

Latamu Resto at hotel puri ayu, Ayucious Resto in renon, Warung Babi Guling Chandra, Ayam Bakar Taliwang Baru at jalan teuku umar, Warung sate manalag at teuku umar,Ayam Presto Ny. Nita Indonesian cuisine Jl Teuku Umar, Nasi Pecel Bu Tinuk – Jalan Teuku Umar Denpasar Baker’s Corner di Jalan Teuku Umar 173

Fun Places and Shopping Area

Billyard Center (WBC Bali)  just 100m from the hotel, Akasaka Pub Jl. Teuku Umar +62 361 228272, Inul Vista Karaoke at mall denpasar junction, The Badung Market Jl. Gajah Mada,The Sanglah Market Jl. Waturenggong,The Bird Market in Denpasar Jl. Veteran, Duta Plaza (Matahari) Jl. Dewi Sartika - Ramayana Mall Jl. Diponegoro - Tiara Dewata Jl. Jend Sudirman - Robinson Mall Jl. Dewi Sartika  Krisna oleh oleh - Erlangga arts market

Live Traditional Dance Performance

There are daily traditional dance shows held in the Kesiman district of Denpasar at two seperate dance stages. Catur Eka Budhi stage (Jalan Waribang, Kesiman, Denpasar, tel: +62 361 224 596) has morning performances of the moving ‘Barong’ dragon dance starting at 09:30. A further 200 metres south is the attractive Uma Dewi Stage (Jalan Waribang, Kesiman, Denpasar, tel: +62 361 753 292) which puts on evening shows of the spectacular ‘kecak’ monkey dance at 18:30. The latter also has weekend yoga and Balinese dance classe


Denpasar Culture Tour

Bali Museum This ethnography museum, located at Major Wisnu street. It was established on 8th December 1932, BALINESE PEOPLE STRUGGLE MONUMENT The building is in the form of Genta/Bajra (the Hindu’s priest bell). Located at south side of Puputan Margarana civic centre Niti Mandala Renon, PATUNG CATUR MUKA (FOUR STATUE) The statue stands on the cross roads in front of the Denpasar Mayor’s office

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