is a small city that serves as the capital of Bali Province, Indonesia
. Denpasar has been cited as the fastest growing city in Bali, both in population as well as a tourism and business hub. Denpasar is conveniently located on the Badung River, which flows right through the city into the Gulf of Benoa, and it makes the premier entrance into the Island.
Denpasar is a fast-growing tourism attraction city with stunning attractions and scenic views, not forgetting a hotbed for exciting events. To the east coast of the Island, there is Sanur Beach. It is a quiet and peaceful spot that has been linked to scenic surroundings and fantastic sunrise views. The beach is somewhat laid-back and tranquil - a great way to begin the day.
For the ancient feel, the close by medieval Pura Blanjong Temple that dates back in history features a beautiful inscription from back in the tenth century. Then there is the Bali Museum that is home to dozens of collections of all sorts of artifacts. Fascinating exhibitions of Balinese traditional costumes and regalia, Balinese religious items, as well as artifacts linked to the cultural development of Bali, are displayed here. Just close by, the Pura Jagatnata, a stunning Hindu temple, stands mighty, utterly dazzling in its white coral shrine, making one lovely tourist spot.
The political history of Bali is summarized by the Bajra Sandhi Monument that is erected at the Puputan Square within the heart of the city. The monument represents the Balinese resistance to Dutch colonialism.
A visit to the stunning Bali is not complete without passing by the Denpasar Arts Center, otherwise referred to as the Taman Werdhi Budaya. This area is one of the most complex spots within Bali. First, it is home to a museum where visitors can view all kinds of artwork and artifacts that represent Balinese culture. Then it houses a large concert hall where all sorts of concerts are held. On top of it, there are several theatres where Bali showcases its traditional and modern talents. Within the complex, there is a Balinese performance arts school where art and performance are taught and performed. The Denpasar Arts Center is where Bali holds its famous annual Bali Arts Festival, where the Balinese people come together to appreciate and enjoy musical performances, dance shows, and artistic performances, both in the traditional and contemporary taste.
The Kereneng Night Market is famous for its late-night operation. Here people get to do their general shopping, from clothing and other fashion details to other local goods and products. Food courts in the market sell delicious local dishes and other tasty delicacies.
Denpasar enjoys a tropical wet and dry climate, owing to its placement just south of the equator. Typically the days are hot and humid all through the year. With only two distinct seasons, Bali experiences the wet season from November
through to April
and the dry season from May
. Since the temperature is tolerable, Bali is a great all-year-round travel destination.
The most significant event in Bali is the famous annual Bali Arts Festival, which is usually held between June
on specific dates. During the event, Bali witnesses beautiful presentations in the music and dance fields. Amazing arts and crafts exhibition shows are put up for the public to appreciate as Bali partakes of both traditional and contemporary art performances. All this happens in the iconic Denpasar Arts Center.