Denpasar, the fast growing capital of the Bali province in Indonesia, is a bustling multi-cultural city with a lot to offer. From the magnificent cliff-top temples and palaces to the ever busy town centre, there is always things to do in Denpasar and a visitor will be spoiled for choices.
Wondering what to do in Denpasar on your holiday? Whether you are thinking of spending a day at the town centre market shopping or visiting historical sites, you can be sure to find things to do in Denpasar to fit you wishes.
Enjoy the snorkeling at Nusa Penida Island which is a 30 minute boat ride from the lovely Sanur Beach.
In Denpasar one who loves shopping will find both shopping malls and small boutiques.
Celuk Village, along the road from Denpasar to Ubud in the North, offers beautifully crafted silver and gold ornaments made of high quality material that will serve as valuable souvenirs of your visit.
In Denpasar you’ll get the chance to enjoy the stunning Indonesian cuisine. For lovers of exotic cuisine, a day at the famous Sanur Cooking Class will surely excite the senses and sharpen your culinary skills.
Most tourists traveling to Bali arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport which is also known as Denpasar Airport.
One might think that this airport is located in Denpasar, but it is actually located between Jimbaran and Kuta, a short 30 min drive from Denpasar.
Denpasar has a tropical wet and dry climate. There is very little seasonal temperature change, with temperatures averaging about 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Farhenheit).
Depending on the time of the year you are visiting, there are many cultural and religious activities that will give you a taste of the Balinese way of life. The Bali Arts Festival, which is held in June, is a month-long extravaganza of dance, music and fashion shows.
If you are visiting in July, you will have a lot of things to do in Denpasar – for example you do not want to miss the Kite Festival at the Sanur Beach where giant traditional kites are flown to usher in a bountiful harvest. All the major religions are represented here and their religious holidays are honored. You might want to make advanced bookings as the peak tourist season begins in June up till the New Year.
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