About Denpasar

Denpasar, the capital city, is the main hub of the Indonesian province of Bali and is situated in the southern part of the island. It also acts as the major hub that connects many tourist destinations within Bali Island. Bristling with temples, palaces, and museums, the locals are accustomed to tourism and are naturally friendly. It is a notable shopping city with many options for even the most jaded of world shoppers. Denpasar also holds the seat of government in Bali and is home to the provincial Governor's office and the administration of the Regency of Badung. It is in Denpasar that the famous Bali Arts Festival is held annually. Denpasar may at first seem ill-adapted for international tourism, but actually, it is home to several historical, multi-cultural, traditional, and religious gems and definitely allures the tourists that step into its proximity.

Public Transport System

Taxis, Car Rentals, Motorcycle & Scooter Rentals, Bicycle Rentals, Tourist Shuttle Buses, Bemo, Ferry, Uber, Ojek, Doker.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness-Medium , Efficiency-Low

Mode & Cost of Transports

Taxis
Riding a taxi in Bali works the same way it does everywhere else: you hail a taxi from the curb; a taxi stops to pick you up, and off you go.
The blue taxis marked "Bali Taxi" (known as Blue Bird Taxis).
• Range: Limited to within South Bali and Ubud
• Cost: the Flag-down rate of IDR 5,000 (about fifty cents in U.S. currency), then IDR 2,500 (about a quarter) for every added kilometer.

Car Rentals
If you have the cash to spare, you can hire a car in Bali, with the option to drive it yourself. If you rent from a reputable car company, you can have the benefit of driving your own vehicle to Bali's less-traveled destinations, with your range being limited only by your gas budget.
• Range: Anywhere in Bali, you can drive a car through, as far as your gas budget will permit.
• Cost: Daily rates range from about $20 for a small car to about $60 for a large van, gas not included.

Motorcycle & Scooter Rentals
We've mentioned Bali's notoriously bad roads before, which should give you pause before you consider striking out on your own with a rented motorcycle or scooter. If you're a really good rider, then, by all means, rent a motorbike and try riding through Bali's roads.
• Range: Anywhere in Bali, as far as your gas budget will permit
• Cost: Daily rates range from about $4 to $10 depending on the engine displacement, gas not included

Bicycle Rentals
Rent a bicycle if you want to see Bali in the most earth-friendly way possible. If you choose to ride independently, you can see the Balinese countryside first-hand on your own schedule. Bali's bike track come in many forms, from paved roads to off-road tracks.
• Range: Generally limited to country roads in and around Ubud and Lovina—stay off of the highways in the south to be safe
• Cost: Tour operators may rent out bikes for about $2.50, or IDR 25,000 a day; package costs for day tours of certain Bali areas may cost more.

Tourist Shuttle Buses
Bus travel is not very well developed in Bali; most of the buses you'll see belong to bus charters set aside for tourist groups jaunting to places like Uluwatu. Bus options are not entirely absent, though.
Tourist shuttle bus services allow tourists to travel from point to point with the least amount of expense and hassle.

Public Transport: Bemo
To get around Bali with the least expense, try riding one of the minibusses called bemo that run on set routes around the island. Despite the low prices, drivers will still charge more for foreigners, so break out your haggling skills.
• Range: Everywhere in Bali
• Cost: Starts at about IDR 5,000 for short distances, but you'll be charged more if the driver knows you're not from around town.

Dokar
Small dokar (pony carts) are still seen in parts of Denpasar and Kuta, but they're uncommon. Treatment of the horses is a major concern and there is no good reason to go for an expensive tourist ride.

Ojek
Formal ojek is less common now that anyone with a motorbike can be a freelance ojek (stand by the side of the road, look like you need a ride and people will stop and offer). Fares are negotiable, but about 30,000Rp for 5km is fairly standard. Go-Jek is a popular mobile application that allows you to order on-demand motorcycle rides.

Uber
Pull up your Uber app while in Bali and have your ride come to you. Prices are published right in the app.

Ferry 
Travel between Bali, Lombok, the Gili Islands, and Lembongan is available through Bali Ferry with frequent departures during the day.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.68
Cup of Coffee USD 1.84
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.34
Rice/Kg USD 0.67
White Bread USD 0.85
Eggs (12) USD 1.23
Combo Meal USD 3.18
Fine Dining USD 1.67
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.09
Domestic Beer USD 1.77
Imported Beer USD 2.31
Bottle of Wine USD 133.82
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.27
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.24
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.23
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 234.19
  • Politics and personal beliefs are a sensitive issue, so avoid discussing them with the locals. The Balinese are different in some respects from Indonesia. They are still Indonesian and bound by Indonesian laws and restrictions.
  • You will be offered everything including Viagara when you are having your breakfast in the morning. If you want to run the risk of what could be in that capsule, then that is up to you.
  • Expect a long time to get through customs and immigration at the airport.
  • Do not touch the head of a Balinese person, not even a child. The head is considered a sacred part of the body.
  • When entering any Hindu temple in Denpasar, you will need to wear a sarong and a sash.
  • Do take your shoes off when entering a temple or a person’s house.
  • It is usually hot in Denpasar, do keep your T-shirt on when walking the streets.
  • Try to avoid walking on the ceremonial offerings in the street.
  • Enjoy the many ceremonies that take place in this spiritual country. 
  • Do learn some Balinese phrases, like "Selamat Pagi" (good morning), and "Terima Kasih" (thank you).
  • Be aware that there is a strong move by the Muslim Indonesian government to ban the sale of beer to small retailers, and this may mean the beach bars will be affected.
  • If you can afford to go to Bali, then you are a lot better off than many of the local Balinese people.
  • Be careful with the hawkers/salesman that are often Anglo-Saxons. Be wary of those who want to show you a hotel and give you a free night, or a week of free nights.
  • Wear your helmet when you hire a scooter, and also make sure you have travel insurance. There are many accidents that take place on the surf, on scooters, and from dog bites.
  • Be careful when getting a tattoo. Some tattoo artists use textile chemical dyes that are not suitable for use on the human body.
  • Be careful when you swim at the beach. The beaches can be filthy from tidal conditions coming from other islands in Indonesia.
  • At the beach beware of the strong waves, unpredictable currents, and exposed rocks. Talk to other surfers before entering the water.
  • Be aware of the dogs. There are dogs everywhere, and some of them don’t look too healthy.
  • The turtles on the beach are endangered, and you will see the Balinese people trying to help them.
  • The monkeys on the island, particularly in the main tourist spots are cunning thieves. They may try to steal the sunglasses from your head, and anything else they can get their hands on.
  • Do use motorbikes, scooters, taxis, tour guides and also hire a driver. Ensure that you agree on a rate before the journey begins.
  • Do realize that your photos may not turn out as well as expected because of the humidity that gets into your camera.
  • Do not take drugs into Denpasar. There is little tolerance for drugs and can be punishable by execution.
  • Don’t expose too much of your upper body out of respect for the culture.
  • Don’t point your feet to the altar in the temple.
  • If you are menstruating, do not enter a temple.
  • If possible, do not use your left hand when giving money or a business card.
  • Be a little careful about which bottled water you buy, as many people have bottle capping machines. It pays to take a water filtering bottle with you.
  • You don’t have to tip as service charges are already included in the price.
  • Don’t get cranky if people are honking at you.
  • Don’t fight with people unnecessarily.

Night Life

Every night of the week, visitors and local residents hit Denpasar pubs, clubs, and beach clubs bars. Low-key spots, with reasonable drinks, let’s you chill out and make friends, while upscale bars and pubs draw you with delicious cocktails, imported beers, fantastic food, and outstanding musical entertainment. Lazy to dress up for the night and want to stay in your shorts and T-shirt? No worries! Denpasar's real nightlife starts after midnight with many rooftop lounges and upscale bars gaining ground, there are plenty of options for party animals and pub hoppers. Every day is a good day to go out and party, but it is usually Fridays and Saturdays that are really happening. Denpasar gives an exemplary experience to its visitors and an assemble of cherished memories to take back home.

Must See

  • The world of Magic Bali.
  • The sari wisata budaya, which is famous for its art and culture.
  • The interactive art museum - there are so many museums in Denpasar.
  • The Saint Joseph Catholic Church, which is famous for its architecture.
  • Badung Market for shopping.
  • Bali orchid garden for its famous orchid flowers.
  • Tanah Lot - a religious site.
  • Uluwatu temple.
  • Lembongan island's natural view.
  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.
  • Taman Ayun Temple.
  • Besakih Temple - a sacred and religious site for Hindus.
  • Goa Gajah.
  • Lake Tamblingan.
  • Pura Rambut Siwi.
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Kuta.
  • Petitenget Temple for its tourist attraction.
  • Satya Dharma Shrine & Temple for its religious shrine.
  • Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak for its famous art and culture.
  • METIS Gallery & Boutiques for traditional clothes.
  • Nacivet Art Gallery Seminyak.
  • Positive Negative Visual Gallery Seminyak.
  • Paradise Pictures Canggu.
  • Semar Kuning Artist Cooperative Ubud.

Experiences

  • Bali Sea Walker Experience for walker tour.
  • Take the Half-Day Mataram City Tour to see the city.
  • Go to Seawalker Tour in Sanur Bali.
  • Enjoy the upside-down world in Bali.
  • Go to big Garden Corner for sculptures, a playground for kids.
  • Visit the Taman Festival Bali, Padang Galak amusement park.
  • Swim at the Sindhu beach and also experience a spectacular sunrise view.
  • Go to Bali Snorkeling Tour at Blue Lagoon.
  • Be sure to see all these: Tibumana, Tukad Cepung, and Tegenungan Waterfalls.
  • Go to Bali Quad Bike Adventure.
  • Must go to Uluwatu Cliff by Night: Seafood Dinner at Jimbaran Bay with Kecak Show.
  • Must go to Haunted Valley Waterfall ATV and Bike Tour.
  • Go to Sangeh Village Cycling Tour.
  • Learn the Traditional Balinese Cooking Class with Tanah Lot Temple Tour.
  • Yogya Old Town Tour by Becak Rickshaw with lunch.
  • Electric Bike Tour Jatiluwih and Surrounding.
  • Sekumpul Waterfall and Jungle Trekking Tour.
  • Do attend the Bali Mount Batur Volcano Trekking Tour.
  • Attend a full-day Bali Rafting and Combination Countryside Cycling Tour.
  • Experience a cruise ride at the Reef Cruise.
  • Visit USS Liberty Shipwreck Scuba Diving Tour in Bali.
  • Discover Scuba Diving in Lembongan.

Activities

Sea Safari Cruises
Safari
Jalan Dermaga II No.2C, Pedungan, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80222, Indonesia
Bali Park & Zoo
Zoo
Singapadu, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Whispering Sands
Desert
Kawasan Gunung Bromo, Malang, Indonesia need 10 hours to reach there from Denpasar city its 403 km
BALI ELEPHANT RIDE
Zoo
 Gang T. Arthayoga, Sidakarya, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80224, Indonesia
Hidden Canyon Mini Zoo
Zoo
Br. Buluh, Jl. Duryadana, Guwang, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Sindhu Beach
Beach
Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
Neptune Scuba Diving
Ski
Jl. Suka Merta, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
Bali Zoo
Zoo
Singapadu, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Bali Beach Golf Course
Golf
 kompleks Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Jl. Hang Tuah No.58, Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80226, Indonesia
Bali Camel Safaris
Safari
 Gg. T. Arthayoga, Sidakarya, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80224, Indonesia
Green Car Golf Buggy International
Golf
 Mahendradata St No.101, Pemecutan Klod, West Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali 80000, Indonesia
Park Regis Kuta
Casino
Jalan Raya Kuta 88, Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 
Seminyak Beach
Beach
Denpasar 80033, Seminyak, Indonesia
Golden Tulip Essential Denpasar
Casino
Jalan Gatot Subroto Barat No. 101, Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 
Casino Royale PS3
Casino
Jl. Dewata No.17, Sidakarya, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80224, Indonesia
Bali Golf Courses
Golf
Jl. Jayagiri I No.2, Dangin Puri Klod, Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80234, Indonesia
Karya Cipta Balindo
Golf
 Jl. Hangtuah No.58, Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80227, Indonesia
kitesurfing kiteboarding
Ski
Jl. Pantai Mertasari, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Kuta beach
Beach
JI. Benesari Pantai, Kuta 80361, Indonesia
Sanur Beach
Beach
Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
My BALI WATER SPORTS Parasailing | Jet Ski | Seawalker Price - Promo
Ski
 Pemecutan, West Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia
Villa Kemuning Ubud 
Casino
Jalan Raya Bau-Bau, Tegallalang, Bali
Bali's Reptile Park
Zoo
Batubulan, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Surf Shop
Ski
Jalan melasti lebak bene, legian kaja, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Bali Safari Park and Ubud Tour
Safari
Gang Cengana Sari 6 No 27, Jl. Pakisaji, Sumerta Kelod, Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80235, Indonesia
Double Six Beach
Beach
Along Arjuna Road, Seminyak, Indonesia
Batu Belig Beach
Beach
Jalan Batu Belig, Kerobokan, Indonesia
Safari Dharma Raya - Renon
Safari
 Rukan Niti Mandala, Jl. Raya Puputan No.3, Dangin Puri Klod, Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80226, Indonesia
Bali International Golf Club
Golf
JL. Sunset Road, No. A-1, Kuta, Pertokoan Dewa Ruci, Pemecutan Klod, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80361, Indonesia
gria reptil
Zoo
Gg. Mahasaraswati No.1, Peguyangan Kangin, Denpasar Utara, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80238, Indonesia
Bali Sun Tours
Ski
Jl. Gunung Talang, Graha Asih B.9, Mahendradatta, Ubud 80117, Indonesia
Diwangkara Beach Hotel And Resort
Casino
Jalan Hang Tuah No. 84, Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia 
VW Safari Bali Tour
Safari
Jl. Akasia XVI No.100, Sumerta Kelod, Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80235, Indonesia
Bali Handara Kosaido Golf G 7 C.C
Golf
JL. By Pass Ngurah Ray, Sanur, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Shopping

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  • Buy gorgeous fabrics and support the local women: Threads of Life.
  • Savor the local pastries that are all the hype in Bali at Pia Legong.
  • Indonesian wine and Arak.
  • Balinese traditional outfit: Balinese Kebaya.
  • Bring home the island music: Balinese Gamelan instruments.
  • Freshly roasted organic coffee straight from plantations of Bali: Kintamani Coffee.
  • Spiced up peanuts to get the party started: Kacang Disco.
  • Balinese wooden carved masks.
  • Taste Balinese chicken feet crackers: Keripik Ceker Ayam.
  • Your own handmade silver jewelry: Chez Monique Jewelry.
  • A little piece of nature: Taru Cendana Handicraft Wholesale price.
  • “Pohon barang” wooden crafts, “Ata” crafts, beads' crafts, Batik and Ikat, Jenggala Keramik, aroma oil, natural soap, Bahan Makanan Bali, Logo barang, Kosmetik, Garam Kusamba, Jamu, and Dupa

Official Language

Indonesian, Balinese

Other Language

English, Balinese, Javanese

Spoken Language

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Currency

Rupiah (IDR)

Population

0.9 (Millions)

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Weather

Scattered Clouds 30°C

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TimeZone

09:58 AM (GMT +08:00)

 

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Ambulance

118

 

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Police

110

 

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Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Ngurah Rai International Airport - DPS

Airport Name / IATA Code

WSN - Letkol Wisnu Airstrip

Best time to visit

March, April, May, October, December:A lot of rainfall occurs in these months but it is still the best time to visit Denpasar. March sees rainfall levels at 4 inches on average. April month in Denpasar sees a lot of tourist inflow and the tourism season picks up. In May, the low temperature remains the same at 25°C. Precipitation averages are low with just 1 inch of expected rainfall. Temperature is cool, schools and colleges are closed in these months, so various fun activities take place in this season.

Moderate time to visit

February, June, September:You are likely to experience good weather with a pleasant average temperature. June sees the temperature drop further albeit minimally. September brings a slightly warmer, rainy season with cool air. Hotel's prices are medium in this season.

Worst time to visit

January, July, August, November:Due to rains, January is the wettest month of the year. This month should be avoided if you don't like too much rain. July is the coolest month of the year, while November is the hottest. August is the driest month, but on average, also the coolest month of the year. Precipitation levels are at their highest with about 8 inches of rainfall to be expected.

Taxi

Start Tariff: IDR 7000.00

1 Km. Tariff: IDR 3600.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: IDR 55000.00

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