Stone Pillar


The pillar, down a narrow lane to the left as you face Pura Belangjong, is Bali's oldest dated artefact and has ancient inscriptions recounting military victories from more than a thousand years ago. These inscriptions are in Sanskrit and are evidence of Hindu influence 300 years before the arrival of the Majapahit court.

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Nearby Sanur attractions

1. Fishing Boats

0.69 MILES

Just south of the old Hyatt is a long area where multihued fishing boats are pulled ashore and repaired under the trees.

2. Sanur Beach

0.77 MILES

Sanur Beach curves in a southwesterly direction and stretches for more than 5km. It is mostly clean and overall quite serene – much like the town itself…

3. Beachfront Walk

1.04 MILES

Sanur’s beachfront walk was the first in Bali and has been delighting locals and visitors alike from day one. More than 4km long, it curves past resorts,…

4. Small Temple

1.35 MILES

Amid the tourist bustle, this little shrine is shaded by huge trees.

5. Turtle Tanks

1.63 MILES

An engaging display about Bali's endangered sea turtles that usually includes some young hatchlings.

6. Grand Bali Beach Hotel


Built in the Sukarno-era, this vast hotel is now slowly fading away. Local leaders, properly horrified at its outsized bulk, imposed the famous rule that…

7. Museum Le Mayeur

2.23 MILES

Artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres (1880–1958) arrived in Bali in 1932, and married the beautiful Legong dancer Ni Polok three years later, when she…

8. Bajra Sandhi Monument

2.77 MILES

The centrepiece to a popular park, this huge monument is as big as its name. Inside the vaguely Borobudur-like structure are dioramas tracing Bali’s…