Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Denpasar

Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali

Think of this as the British Museum or the Smithsonian of Balinese culture. It's all here, but unlike those world-class institutions, you have to work at sorting it out – the museum could use a dose of curatorial en…
Top Choice Monument in Denpasar

Bajra Sandhi Monument

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 history. Note that in the portrayal of the 1906 battle with the Du…
Hindu Temple in Denpasar

Pura Jagatnatha

The state temple, built in 1953, is dedicated to the supreme god, Sanghyang Widi. Part of its significance is its statement of monotheism. Although the Balinese recognise many gods, the belief in one supreme god (wh…
Park in Denpasar

Puputan Square

This bit of urban open space commemorates the heroic but suicidal stand of the rajahs of Badung against the invading Dutch in 1906. A monument depicts a Balinese family in heroic pose, brandishing the weapons that w…
Cultural Centre in Denpasar

Taman Wedhi Budaya

This arts centre is a sprawling complex in the eastern part of Denpasar. Its lavish architecture houses an art gallery with an interesting collection. However, it's only worth dropping by if there's an event on. Fro…
Temple in Denpasar

Pura Maospahit

Established in the 14th century, at the time the Majapahit arrived from Java, this temple was damaged in a 1917 earthquake and has been heavily restored since. The oldest structures are at the back of the temple, bu…