Denpasar Travel Guide

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Denpasar Things to Do

  • Unagi......Fixed price handicrafts

    Our driver suggested we try Unagi handicraft centre as we were looking for housewares and presents to take home for the family. We could not be bothered haggling for each individual item in the local Sanur Art Market so we headed off to Unagi in Denpasar a little worried that it may not be open on the Sunday. Well we were in luck it was open and we...

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  • Jesslyn bread and cake

    On the ground floor of the Ramayana Department store is the Jesslyn bread and cakes shop and adjoining it is the Mokko coffee shop . They do sweet and savoury buns plus birthday cakes all really cheap by Aussie standards

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  • Shopping with the locals

    Don't just stick to the tourist spots get into the capital Denpasar and shop at the Ramayana dept store.

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  • BALI WHERE TO NOW!!!

    BALI ..Bali the end of the backpackers trail through South East Asia before reaching Australia.. Upon arrival in Bali the choices are many..so many come for the surf.or maybe look at the many volcanoes!! The amazing Temples. Others use Bali as a base for jumping off to see some of the many hundreds of exotic Islands that are here. The main islands...

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  • TAKE A TRIP SOUTH TO ULUWATU

    BALI We all hear of the marvellous temples that are everywhere to see on the Island of Bali. Of course this was on my list of things to do...firstly the weather was great hot but not too steamy..so, a day by the coast was on the agenda..There is a marvellous temple to visit on the south coast called Illuwatu. I was fortunate as I asked a Canadian...

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  • Walk about the town of Denpasar - lots...

    1. Lots of tastefully designed batik materials and ready made clothes2. Pasar Bandung near to Bandung river - handicrafts and fresh vegetables and fruits3. Balinese structures - pura, official buildings and statues4. Daily lives of the locals

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  • Pura Kayangan - a new pura ?

    Sighted this pura ("temple") while we were on our way to Kereneng Night Market. Picturesque in the sense that there is this huge shady tree next to it. Upon looking into the pura, we found that it could be a new pura as there were some on-going construction materials lying on the grounds of the pura and the pura looks pretty new in its structures.

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  • Kereneng Night Market - food galore

    You want to taste local food ? Kereneng Night Market is the place to be in. Situated at Jl Kamboja and near to Kereneng Bemo terminal, the place is packed with locals having their dinner or just simply to shop for their daily needs. It opens as early as 6.00pm. It is where you can shop for clothes, handicrafts and a place where you can find cheap...

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  • Pura Jaganatha - the state temple

    It is the state temple - dedicated o Sanghyang the Supreme god. Sometimes, the road along the temple will be closed for ceremonies, otherwise, the road will be filled with people relaxing, playing chess and stall vendors selling snacks and drinks.Facts about Pura Jaganatha======================* built in 1953* the shrine is made of white coral and...

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Denpasar Hotels

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  • The St. Regis Bali Resort

    Kawasan Pariwasata, Lot S6, Nusa Dua, 80363, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Ellie's

    At Bali Sari, Jl.Taman Lawangan, Mumbul, Ngurah Rai Bypass, Nusa Dua, 80363, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Karma Kandara

    Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Denpasar, 80361, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

Denpasar Restaurants

  • Satay - Skewed Meat Pieces on Stick

    Sold by street vendors anywhere. Price : 10,000Rp for 10 sticks of satay. Pieces of marinated meat skewed into a stick and grilled over small charcoal fire. Before eating, you can choose to dip the satay into the bowl of slighty spicy grounded peanuts sauce or the salt provided. You can also eat it together with the "pressed rice" wrapped with...

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  • Murtabak - Crunchy outside, Soft inside

    Found at all restaurants. Some restaurants have 3 types ie ordinary Murtabak , the Special Murtabak and the Super Murtabak. Price ranges from 12,000Rp to 14,000Rp. It is quite a big serving so it's best to order just one for 2persons. This is how the Murtabak is done. Ingredients : dough(flour), beaten eggs, minced meat, chopped onions, spring...

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  • Bakso Mie - Meat Balls Noodles

    Bakso is a very common food - lots of street vendors sell it. In restaurants or coffee shops, you can get it. Price - about 10,000Rp per bowlGood as breakfast or as light meal in the afternoon. It is noodles in soup or dried noodles with vegetables and meat toppings. If it is served dried, then a bowl of soup will be given with meat balls in it....

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  • Crunchy Babi Guling

    Find your way into the market square at Kereneng Night market. This particular stall has a long queue of customers, either eating in or packeting back home. Long benches are provided at the stall. Take a seat - there will be many locals seated on the same long bench. Ask for a serving of babi guling - cost is 6,000Rp. It's rice topped with pieces...

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  • Cheap meal

    a small but clean restaurant. very cheap, with 1 euro we ate rice and 2 cokes! just if you want to have relax for a few minutes before continuing visiting the city

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  • Quick and yummy one dish meal ala Bali

    It's just need a coin (say as a penny!!!) to buy this meal. But I always enjoy it, 'coz the preparation so fast, no need to waiting for in order and easily can be found in any corners at Island of the Gods :) Steamed rice with grilled chicken or beef, scrambled egg, chili sauce, peanuts, coconut and tempe wrapped in banana leaf. Oh my :) So simple...

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Denpasar Nightlife

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    by myspices Written Feb 22, 2006

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    A spot where you can shop for handicrafts and daily needs. Good place to have your dinner. Must try the Babi Guling here - cheap and tasty. Other snacks sold on the streets are banana fritters and pastry puffs.

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    Dress Code: Casual - but not too revealing as this is where the locals are. The place could be slightly warm.

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Denpasar Transportation

  • Sunny Days Bali tour operator

    We decided to take a private driver to tour the shopping areas of Denpasar , Kuta and also to get to the night tour at the Zoo . The beauty of hiring your own personal driver like our driver Kadek of Sunny Days Bali tours is you know how much you need to pay him before you even start . He has an air conditionined fan that seats 6 comfortably and 7...

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  • HIRE A BICYCLE FOR THE DAY..

    DENPASSAR A great way to beat the traffic clogged streets everywhere within the cities here Hire a Bicycle for the day..This is not only a great way to get around but a good excercise for the day also..This allows you a lot of freedom also to get a little way off the cities thoroughfares..Usually your Hotel will rent you a bicycle for the day (if...

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  • Blue Bird from Air Bali

    Air Bali's office is at Simpang Gur, near Samur. If you want to board last-minute flights because lack of seats of your intended flight departure to another Indonesian town, choose Air Bali. A Blue Bird taxi trip from Air Bali to the Domestic Terminal of Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport costs Rp40,000, subject to fuel price adjustments.

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Denpasar Shopping

  • Balinese pork sausages

    This is a factory shop. It is worth to buy their sausages. Tasted sweet. Just enjoy it fried, without oil, with hot tender rice :)) yummy... Rp 60.000,- per pack, 10 sausages

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  • Another textilles type

    another styles of textilles dedicated for whom not really fit into goldie things... this textilles is soft and have a natural look to wear. Not expensive, for sure. Even cheap for those who are good in bargain.

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  • Kain Prada

    Theres a building in Denpasar art center, where many clothing seller. such clothing, shown on the pic

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Denpasar Local Customs

  • Try not to step on "Canangs" (Offerings...

    Balinese are very religious and pious. "Canangs" (offerings to Gods) in the form of trays made of palm leaves, filled with fresh flowers and tidbits or boiled rice are not only placed in the pura (temples) but are placed at entrances of homes or shops, accompanied with burning joss sticks. Those that are placed at entrances are usually in the...

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  • Carrying on top of the Head is easier...

    Most women will carry their wares and goods on top of their heads. You will be amazed at how strong their heads and necks are as the basketful is indeed heavy and bulky. They will place a coiled-up towel or cloth on heads to support the heavy load.Upload pics later

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Denpasar Warnings and Dangers

  • BEWARE OF DRUG TOUTS..

    DENPASSAR ..Be exceptionally careful of drug touts here ..Walking anywhere here in Denpassar especiallty around Kutas beaches touts are everywhere..To walk without being confronted is an impossibility. To stop and talk with a dealer is foolish as you will immediately be under police surveillance..Many young people come here knowing that there are...

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  • CARRYAND USE A STRONG MOSQUITO REPELLANT

    DENPASSAR Denpassar in Bali is like most of tropical South East Asia and one must be careful of Mosquitos. Wherever you have heat you have" bugs and bities" Always carry and use a strong Mosquito and Insect repellant when travelling anywhere up here. The risk of Dengue Fever even Malaria is a possibility in these tropical areas..In the evenings...

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  • DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE HEAT OF THE SUN...

    BALI Bali is such a magnet for travellers especially the beach type.The surf culture here is what put Bali on the map in the first place...although there is more to Bali than the beaches.. The sun here can be unforgiving and sun protection is a must when out and about especially a day at the beach. Like anywhere here in the tropics the sun is...

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Denpasar Tourist Traps

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    by Chyan Written Apr 15, 2006

    Do not expect to find cameras or colour films on sale in Denpasr Ngurah Rai International Airport !

    Unique Suggestions: Unless you look for it in Kuta or the city area of Denpasar, it is better to load your analog camera with colour film and enough battery power before you fly to Denpasar.

    Fun Alternatives: Bring a digital camera instead !

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Denpasar Favorites

  • JL Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai

    JL Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai is tha main road of Bali and it Straddles Denpasar, Kuta, Tanjung Benoa, South Bali and Nusa Dua Areas and is center of commercial activities of the Island (Kuta is the center of comercial activities of Tourism) and there are many commercial establishments and restaurants and souvenir shops and inns and hotels and offices...

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  • Bali Mandara Toll Road

    if you are staying in Denpasar or Sanur Areas or at Nusa Dua or Tanjung Benora areas and would want a faster way and avoiding traffic in the Ngurah Rai Bypass Road going to and from these areas, then you and your private tour van can use the Mandara Toll Road, the elevated toll road that straddles the sea and lying parallel to the Ngurah Rai Bypass...

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