Photo: Offerings for the gods in Denpasar.

Things to see and do

Sightseeing in Denpasar

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 ... Read more about Sightseeing in Denpasar .

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Museum Bali
Jalan Mayor Wisnu, Denpasar
T: (0361) 222 680

With its combination of a small but impressive ethnological collection and striking architecture, Museum Bali is an excellent introduction to Balinese arts and ... Read more about Museum Bali .

Bajra Sandhi Monument
Jalan Raya Puputan Niti Mandala, Denpasar
T: (0361) 264 517

Bajra Sandhi Monument, or Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Bali (Monument to Balinese People’s Struggle), dominates a large park in the central civic centre of ... Read more about Bajra Sandhi Monument .


Get under the skin of urban life in Bali and join the locals in the markets and malls. Denpasar is consumer central and most things a traveller may need, and many they don’t, can be found amid the stalls and shops. If shopping is your least favourite pastime, it’s interesting just to wander and soak up the atmosphere ... Read more about Shopping .

Jalan Sulawesi
Jalan Sulawesi, Denpasar

Jalan Sulawesi is a stretch of road full of dilapidated shophouses packed with all kinds of imaginable fabrics—as well as things like, um, cupboards, carved wooden chairs, plastic buckets and jewellery boxes. Even if you’re not in the market for fabric, having a wander through and a sticky beak is an interesting way to spend an hour or ... Read more about Jalan Sulawesi .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Denpasar? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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