For the spiritual seeker
The capital of the island Bali, Denpasar is a multi-cultural city. The aura here is calm and spirituality filters through every aspect of life. There are many sea temples, palaces and museums to explore. Visit the Alun-Alun Puputan or Puputan Square, where you will see a four-faced, eight-armed Catur Mukha, a representation of the Lord Brahma. Take time to examine the ornate carvings found at the temple of the royal family of Denpasar, the best even by Balinese standards.
Learn the history of Balinese performance art and rituals at the Bali Museum, which houses a great collection of stone bronze and wooden artefacts. Experience the city's past at the Pura Maospahit, an ancient temple dating back to the 14th century built out of red bricks. Most of the sights are accessible by foot and if you fancy shopping, browse the host of stores in Jalan Gajah Mada and Jalan Thamrin.
Bali is also home to Indonesia’s best diving and snorkelling sites: Tulamben, Amuk Bay, Nusa Penida, and Menjangan. Getting here will take you through scenic Balinese country, with peaceful rice terraces, rural villages and even Bali's most revered volcano: Mount Agung.