Denpasar is a haven for those looking for the perfect blend of a slower pace of life and a connection to the chaos and hubbub of a metropolis. Denpasar is where great shopping meets yoga and where religions, languages, and cuisines collide.
Watch a local arts performance and check out the adjoining museum for a display of authentic Balinese history and art.
Majestic and grand, the Lapangan Puputan Margarana's main attraction, besides its multiple opportunities for outdoor sports, is the Bajra Sandhi monument.
Check out the Badung Central Market and the amazing Kereneng Night Market, which is open at all hours for your foodie and shopping needs.
From temples and monasteries to royal palaces, Denpasar's buildings and places of worship feature a beautiful mix of Eastern carvings and ornate and intricate designs. Check out the Palace of Satria and the Royal Temples.
Given that the region is such an eclectic mix of peoples, languages, and customs, the cuisine is equally as diverse. But one thing these dishes all have in common is their spice!
You can visit this beautiful Indonesian region year-round. The dry season is between April and October, and temperatures can rise to between 76 and 85.
Travelers flying to Denpasar will arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), which is eight miles outside town. Grab a prepaid taxi to the city center for around Rp120,000.
Getting from major cities in Indonesia like Ubud to Denpasar is easy and accessible; take Jl. Wr. Supratman and Jl. Raya Singapadu.
If you're using the bus to come in, you'll arrive at the terminal Ubung. Trips from Java cost between Rp175,000 and Rp200,000, which includes the ferry. During festival seasons, prices rise by Rp50,000 - Rp100,000 for a one-way ticket.
For a luxury stay, check out the Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites. Moderately priced and yet comfortable, the Inna Bali Heritage Hotel is another traveler favorite. Those trying to keep a lean budget will appreciate the comfort and hospitality of Adi Yasa Hotel.
Panjer - this district has the beautiful and picturesque Lapangan Puputan Renon. At any given time, you'll see people jogging, doing yoga, and just simply relaxing.
Dauh Puri Kangin - this is another spot in the city where you can relax at the Puputan Badung Park and catch a movie at Denpasar Cineplex.
Sanur Kaja - right on the coast of the sparkling waters and beaches in this neighborhood is the Bali Beach Golf Course and Sector Bar and Restaurant.
A one-way ticket on local transport known as "bemos" (which are small vans), costs Rp5,000. You can also grab a monthly pass for Rp150,000.
There are plenty of taxis around the city. Fares start at a flat rate of Rp7,000, and it's Rp2,480 for each mile thereafter.
Car rentals are available from well-known companies like Avis. Rates go per day and start at Rp42,9219 for a standard, compact 2-door vehicle.
Check out the Badung Central Market for fresh produce, spices, and souvenirs. You can also visit Ramayana Bali Mall and Matahari Duta Plaza if you like mall shopping.
A quart of milk costs Rp19,200 and a dozen eggs costs Rp16,380.
Loved by university students and government workers, the Depot Cak Asmo serves delicious, crispy calamari and battered snacks covered in telur asin, a mixture of eggs and garlic. Mains start from Rp15,000.