As the capital of Bali Province, Denpasar is certainly never empty of visitors. Since the center of Bali's government is located there, you’ll find many facilities to fulfill all your needs. Starting from tourism offices, money changers, rental vehicles, various interesting cafes, to natural attractions such as the beach.
With these complete facilities, you’ll certainly feel comfortable while on vacation in Denpasar. However, what happens if you only have one-day vacation? Is it enough to have a good times? Yes it is, don’t worry! Although it feels short, but you can bring a warm memory of Denpasar home.
1. Sanur Beach
Start your first day in Denpasar by seeing a beautiful sunrise on Sanur Beach. Usually, the sun rises in Sanur around 6:23 a.m. If your hotel is far away, you can come 30 minutes before. After being satisfied to see the sun getting up from the horizon, it's time to fill your stomach with some food meals at the street vendors around the beach. Now your stomach is full, let’s go snorkel or dive. The charm of the underwater world in Sanur, of course, is capable of bewitching you. When you’ve had enough playing on the beach, you can continue your trip to the Bali Denpasar Museum.
2. Bali Denpasar Museum
After doing outdoor activities, it is time for a historical tour at the Bali Denpasar Museum. You can study Balinese ethnography through art objects, sarcophagi, ancient manuscripts, agricultural tools, and other historical objects. After walking around, time to take some selfies. The unique architecture of the museum building is often used as a photo background by visitors. So, don't forget to charge your phone battery, so you can capture a lot of images in the museum.
3. Jagatnatha Temple
Not far from the Bali Denpasar Museum, there is the Jagatnatha Temple, the biggest temple in Denpasar that was built in 1953. It’s unique, because is located overlooking Mount Agung. This temple was built because many Hindus came to Denpasar, but didn’t find a place to worship. If you come during religious holidays like Galungan, Saraswati Day, and Purnama Tilem, you can see many people using traditional clothes and worship at the temple. Of course, this can be an interesting photo object. But, don't let your arrival disturb them! After walking around the temple, it's time to have lunch near the Le Mayeur Museum.