Photo: Flowers for offerings at Kumbasari Market.

Sightseeing in Denpasar

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Although Denpasar isn’t a particularly pedestrian friendly city, it offers some cultural rewards for those willing to spend a day wandering its (sometimes) traffic-clogged streets. Most sights are within walking distance of each other, and as well as discovering some of Bali’s heritage, you’ll get a chance to observe modern urban life.

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Denpasar’s roads have zebra crossings, however they are mostly just decorative. If you find crossing the busy road daunting, just remember to use your “magic stop hand”—walk slowly, but at a steady pace, with your arm out. The traffic is slow moving, and many streets are one-way (which doesn't mean much, actually). Most drivers are courteous and will stop for pedestrians, just don’t baulk or stop in the middle of the road.

It's the little details that make exploring Denpasar so fascinating. Photo taken in or around Sightseeing in Denpasar, Denpasar, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

It's the little details that make exploring Denpasar so fascinating. Photo: Sally Arnold

Starting at Museum Bali, allow at least an hour to enjoy the impressive collection and interesting hybrid palace and temple style ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,900 words.)

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Popular attractions in Denpasar

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Denpasar.

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