Top 5 Denpasar Attractions

Top 5 Denpasar Attractions

City: Denpasar, Badung Regency
State: Bali
Country: Indonesia

As the most populous city in the tourist destination of Bali in Indonesia, the city of Denpasar has grown rapidly through tourism, but is also the main business hub of the state. Denpasar hosts multiple attractions, and its cultural traditions and heritage sites are very well preserved because of tourism.

Here are the Top 5 Tourist Attractions to visit in Denpasar, all of which hold important cultural or historical significance. All these are permanent locations which can be visited and viewed at any time throughout the year.

1. Kuta Beach


Bali is known worldwide for its long, sandy beaches, offering magnificent views of the ocean and skies. Kuta Beach is the most famous beach of them all, even across Indonesia, with its beautiful sunsets, and large waves suitable for surfing. The Bali Bombing Memorial is near Kuta Beach, commerating the 2 infamous attacks in 2002 and 2005. Along this stretch of Denpasar are numerous bars, restaurants, and shops selling all manner of handicrafts.

2. Bali Provincial Public Museum

The Bali Provincial Public Museum, or Bali Museum, is the oldest musuem on the island, designed in Royal Balinese style, and divided into 4 areas exhibiting over 10,000 artifacts from across Denpasar and Indonesia. Mainly anchored around culture and history, the collection at the Bali Provincial Public Museum includes artwork, ancient inscriptions, statues, textiles, household items, agricultural tools, musical instruments, theatrical masks, weapons, ritual items, paintings and more.

3. Bajra Sandhi Monument

The Bajra Sandhi Monument commerates the soul and struggles of the people of Bali during the independence of Indonesia. It comprises and outer courtyard, inner courtyard, and a main building, all with carvings and sculptures. The main building of the Bajra Sandhi Monument has 3 levels, offering an exhibition room, small lake, 33 dioramas which trace the history of independence in Bali, and a tranquil viewing platform offering a panoramic view of Denpasar.

4. Puputan Badung Square

Puputan Badung Square is an urban park in Bali, dedicated to the heroic yet suicidal defense of Denpasar by the local Indonesia rulers against the Dutch invasion in 1906. A statue depicting a man, woman, and child brandishing homemade, yet inffective weapons against the dutch, including jewellery, as reports say the women flung jewellery at the invaders. Puputan Badung Square is a popular place with locals for relaxation and sports, as well as a great place to catch the sunset.

5. Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Temple is located on the Tanah Lot rock formation, about 20 kilometres from Denpasar, just off the coast of the Indonesia island of Bali. Tanah Lot Temple is a famous cultural pilgrimage temple, but is also known worldwide for its magnificent view of the setting sun, and multiple spots for scenic photography. The area has become commerialised as a result, and there are a multitude of souvenior vendors and restaurants. The most common drink here is the Es Kelapa Muda, or chilled young coconut.