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Introducing Denpasar

The capital of Bali, Denpasar, has been the focus of much of the island’s growth and wealth over the last 20 years. It has an important museum, an arts centre and lots of shops. Denpasar means ‘next to the market’, and the main market (Pasar Badung) is the biggest and busiest in Bali. Denpasar still has some tree-lined streets and pleasant gardens, but the traffic, noise and pollution make it a difficult place to enjoy.

If you are using public transit in Bali it will be your inescapable hub. Otherwise you can fully enjoy its charms on a day visit from South Bali or Ubud.