Sunday, November 23, 2008

Badung and Denpasar

The Badung regency inludes Bali's capital city of Denpasar and the major tourist beach resort centers. The Badung kingkom rose during the 19th century with the growing importance of trade and as the Dutch defeated other Balinese rulers. This ended in 1906 with the Dutch massacre of the Badung house which refused to pay for the looting of a wrecked ship off Sanur.


The final battle is commemorated by the large statue at the Lapangan Puputan field in the center of Denpasar. Across the street is the Museum Bali with traditional artifact. the huge Pasar Badung offers everything imaginable for sale, and Satria has a bird market. The Pura Maospahit temple has unusual architecture, and beyond the city in Mengwi are the beautiful temples of Sada and Taman Ayun with its Museum Yadnya of ritual items. Werdi Budaya Art Center with art collections and perfomances. Every, Music, and dance. The beaches in Sanur are safe for swimming, with sunrises over the nearby island of Nusa Penida, home of demon-king of black magic. Sanur has many trance ceremonies and ritual dance to counteract his evil. Many purification rites are held on the beaches, particularly before lunar new year in March. Sea temples dot the coast, with the important, ancient Sakenan on Serangan island further south. At beaches in Kuta and Legian swim only in safe areas marked by flags. Sanur and Kuta-Legian are know for their shops, restaurant and night life. Towards the Bukit peninsula is the fishing village of Jimbaran with Pura Ulun Siwi. Trance rituals often take place in front of this temple. On Bali's southernmost tip is the breathtaking Uluwatu - great for viewing sunsets with a small colony of monkeys. Surfing beach are located below this temple. The newest tourist resort of Nusa Dua has luxury hotels set amidst grand landscaped gardens. Fishing villages and a Chinese temple at-test to the importance of Tanjung Benoa in seatrade. Canggu are nice also beautiful place and Villa Senyum good fo stay for quiet break and honeymoon's and holiday for natural plaace.
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