The capital city of
Bali is Denpasar which has many community temples called "Pura". One of
them is Pura Jagatnatha which is dedicated to the Supreme God, Sang Hyang Widi Wasa.
Inside the area of the Temple, there is a Museum.
The Museum offers a fine variety of prehistoric and modern art, whereas its architectural design resembles that of a palace.
The Art Center, "Werdi Budaya" presents a yearly art
festival between June and July, with performances, exhibitions, art contest and
Sanur Beach has long been a popular recreation
site for people from local people. The palm-lined beach curves from the Bali Beach
Hotel toward the south, facing the Indian Ocean towards the east. Sanur offers
many good hotels, restaurants, shops and other tourist facilities. It is only a
short distance from Denpasar. Public transportation to and from the city are
easily available until well into the night.
Kuta Beach. Once is a lonely village on the road from Denpasar
toward the Bukit Peninsula. Kuta is now a thriving tourist resort, popular
mainly among the young. It is a beach for surfing although currents make it less
suitable for swimming. Coast guards, however, are on constant duty during the
day. Kuta faces toward the west offering beautiful sunsets. Accommodation ranges from international hotels to
The village abounds with restaurants, shops, discotheques and other
tourist facilities. It is easier to find regular performances of Balinese music
and dance in Kuta, staged specially for tourists, than anywhere else in Bali.
Some performances are staged nightly. The village is ideal for meeting and
mixing with other people, locals as well as visitors from abroad.