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DENPASAR CITY

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The biggest city on the island of Bali covers around 250 square km and counts around 600.000 residents. Historically the city started to grow after the independence of Indonesia that was in  1945. In 1920s it was still only a small village with king palace and market. The palace has now been changed a part into city square, museum and the temple of Jagat Natha. Although the city is quiet small and young, it preserves the morest important history, culture and socio-economic life of Balinese.

A sightseeing to the city covers some interesting places such as Art Center located in the center of the city a traditional Balinese open stage for the annual Bali art festival, also there are permanent art exshibition in special pavilion contructed with best Balinese architecture and decorations Bali Museum preserves and exhibits historical facts of Bali from pre-history up to classical period. This historica facts showing that Balinese culture lives continually without any intervention of other culture. Every influence entering Bali is absorbed and become Balinese cultural elements, so the identity of Bali is still alive. Other visit is traditional market which is still well maintained, Bajra Sandhi an intricately corved stone monument on the governor square and Bali traditional batik craft. Best time to start the tour is a bit late morning, due to the dense traffic in the city, and during national holidays or Balinese bigger ceremonial days the traffic is worse and not suggested to oragnize tour to Denpasar city during these days.
Duration Half day ( 09.00 – 14.00 ) harga

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POPULAR TOURS

Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour. List of these choice is presented at other page List




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Besakih Temple During the kingdom of Middle Bali from 1343 AD to 17th, a kingdom established by Mahapahit, Besakih was mentioned as main temple and it was probably during this period the temple was added and rebuilt with many new shrines. The palace at the beginning was located at Samprangan, now Gianyar city, and later moved to Klungkung. When Bali was broken into many smaller kingdoms, each of their king still considered king of Klungkung as the highest ruler in Bali, and claimed to have their origin from Klungkung. Since Besakih was a state temple of Klungkung, then each of the smaller kingdom felt obliged to worship at the temple. Each smaller kingdoms and the main clans of Bali built their ancestral temple ( Bali : Padharman Temple ) around Besakih area, so the complex has become bigger and bigger. According to the inventory made by Institute Hindu Dharma Denpasar, there are 18 temple complexes with total shrines around 202. See more

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