Badung Regency

When the rival other kingdoms in south Bali were defeated by the Dutch in 1900, Badung Kingdom gained an expansive links trade. But it was last only for six years as Badung was finally invaded in 1906 through a massive battle known as Puputan Badung. The battle is commemorated by a large statue in Denpasar's central Puputan Square. Baliís capital of city Denpasar was part of Badung regency but since the area split into two Badung and Denpasar remain two different regency. Badung regency then still covers Nusa Dua, Jimbaran,Kuta and Mengwi

Place of Interest
  • Benoa, Port
    An essential port on the southern part of Denpasar for ships delivering container from or out of Bali. It is also the departing harbor for tourist ships that cruise to nearby islands, Lembongan, Nusa Penida, The Gilis and also Lombok.
  • Canggu
    An extension of Kuta beach development as a beach resort, Canggu offer a perfect escape from the tourist crowd. Many private villas or Balinese style cottage built with a blend view of rice terrace and ocean. Most of the villas are built and own by expatriate but many of them available for short or long term lease.

  • Kuta Beach
    The surfer's paradise where any tourist need except quite place are comfortably available. Kuta will still a live by all the pubs and nightclubs until 4. Amazingly, amongst those tourist hustle and bustle, a religious ritual rites and procession are not rare things to witness.
  • Nusa Dua
    The most exclusive and well-planned tourist resort in Bali. Rows of international change hotels reside within a well-maintain resort. Before it turned into tourist resort in 1970s, the spot was a quite and dry fishermen village. Unlike at present time, it was not expensive and attractive place to live back then. Beside the luxurious tourist amenities provided, the main attraction is the white sandy beach. Further north outside of the organized Nusa Dua area, Tanjung Benoa provides extensive choice of water sports.
  • Sangeh
    Consider as the biggest monkey sanctuary in Bali, the sacred monkeys live within the forest of towering 30-meter-tall tress. The monkeys that divided into several groups are aggressive therefore beware of your belonging.
  • Serangan, Island
    A 73 hectare island located just 250 meters off the southeast coast of Bali. Also known as turtle island, Serangan island is the resident of Pura Sakenan, one of the most visited temple for religious purpose on the southern part. According to the legend Pura Sakenan was founded in the 10th century by wanderer-priest Mpu Kuturan. The island can be reach by boat either from Sanur, Suwung, or Tanjung Benoa in Nusa Dua. Since a road has been built as part of exclusive resort project on the island, now it can be access by car, make a right turn in east of Benoa harbor intersection.
  • Jimbaran Beach
    A fishermen village just 5 minutes drive from the international airport of Denpasar. Hundreds of fresh sea food restaurants are stroll on the beach where Bali's best seafood can be tasted. Everybody has their favorite restaurant here but what they offer is relatively similar, it usually come with fried peanuts, five type of 'sambals', a basket of steam rice, Balinese vegetable of 'plecing'and sliced fruit for desert. Diners are given opportunity to choose their fish, shrimp or crab from the aquarium in front of each restaurant. Once you find a good fresh fish with a good deal then go for it. If not then continue your quest.
  • Taman Ayun, Temple
    The original structure of the temple is built in 1634 by King of Mengwi then restored and enlarged again in 1937. The pool surrounding the complex give impression the temple is floating. A smaller pool with lotus flower is built within the inner sanctum. The middle part of the temple is occupied with impressive high building for 'kulkul' the hollowed wooden bell, meanwhile the outer part is beautified by trim gardens..
  • Uluwatu, Temple
    In line with the name, Uluwatu, the Head of the Stone, the temple is located in the edge stone cliff in southern part of Bali. It will give an impressive picturesque view especially on the sunset time. The three courtyards are surrounded by hard weathered white coral. The guardian gate in the middle courtyard has similar appearance of East Javanese temple architecture. The sacred resident monkeys are smart enough to steel you belonging even from your pocket, so beware. Perhaps inspired by the monkey, since few years ago a weekly Kecak Dance is perform here for tourist
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