Badung Regency, covering the areas of Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Jimbaran, Kuta,
Legian and the airport, is the richest regency with tourist facilities and
Nusa Dua is the first resort developed in Indonesia with very careful planning.
The implementation of Balinese traditional philosophy and international health
and environmental preservation standard makes Nusa Dua one of the very view
modern resorts with traditional, cultural touches for leisure and business
On the Southern most tip of Badung is Uluwatu Temple built on top of a steep
cliff on an elevation of some 100 meters above the sea level. Uluwatu is one the
main temples in Bali. There are a small number of monkeys living in the
premises. Uluwatu is recommended for sunset viewing.
Serangan is not very far from Nusa Dua, is known as the turtle island, and for
its Sakenan Temple. During Kuningan Day the temple is visited by thousands of
pilgrims with colorful dresses crossing the narrow strait in small canoes.
Tanjung Benoa is a good place for water sports.
A drive to northern part of Badung offers interesting places places to visit.
Taman Ayun Temple is the royal family temple of Mengwi, then was an important
kingdom of Bali.
Sangeh, a village some 15 minutes away from Taman Ayun is noted for its monkey
forest and Bukit Sari Temple. There exist two gropes of monkeys who are not in
good term "as neighbors". It is advisable to be careful with the monkeys as
sometimes they may turn naughty.
Last but not least, Kuta area is an International village. The long white sanded
beach, the big waves, many accommodations, close to the airport, night lives and
all that, make Kuta one of the most popular resorts in particular for the
Australians and Japanese perhaps are the majority among the visitors staying in
Kuta. Visitors are requested to swim only within the safe areas marked by the
flags as the sea is directly exposed to the Indonesia Ocean with very strong