Denpasar City TourPosted under: Places of Interest
Denpasar is the capital city of Bali island. You can enjoy the city tour in about 2 till 3 hours by car. The tour would be begins at the tourism office, then you and the group go to south to Pura Jaganatha and nearby it, there is The State Museum of Bali Province. Near by the museum there is a Puputan field/yard where the Puputan Battle was happened between Balinese civilian troops with Dutch troops. A monument which shows one of family with the heroic pose is placed in this field.
After enjoying the Puputan field, you go to Surapati Street and you will find the Catur Muka Statue which is a symbol of Batara Guru. Passing the statue, you will find Gajah Mada Street and Badung Market, the traditional of fruit market and Kumbasari Market as the centre of handicraft and textile market.
From Kumbasari Market through Sutomo Street, you will find Pura Maospahit which is built in 14th century when Majapahit people arrived in Bali for the first time. It shattered in 1917 because the earthquake and it was built again then. The interesting things in this Pura are the Garuda and the Giant of Batara Yuda Statues.
Begin on Pura Maospahit through Thamrim Street and Hasanudin Street, you can find Puri Pemecutan. Previously, it is a palace, before it shatter when Netherlands invasion Bali in 1906. Today, half of the Puri is used as an inn, but you also just enjoy it without stay there.
From Hasanudin Street go to north and turn to Sulawesi Street, you will find Arabian village which is an Arabian and Indian residence. Then, you can walk to the north through Badung Market and go back to Gajah Mada Street or visa versa go to south to the Tiara Dewata Shopping Centre which has a food court, so you can enjoying lunch in Bali or take a rest.
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