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Badung regency which is shaped like a " KRISS " was forged in the late 18 th century by Guti Ngurah Made Pemecutan. Located at the middle, elongates from Bukit Peninsular in the south to the Easter shore of Bratan Lake, badung has always played key - role in Bali's fortunes.

Badung cover the land of 542.50 square kilometersand occupied by 663.084 people and most of them live in the capital city Denpasar. The regency is enriched by the most popular Tourist Resort such as : Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Jimbaran, which also make it become the Gateway to Bali and eastern part of Indonesia.

20 September 1906, is unforgettable mark for the regency during which the fight (until the last blood drop ) Puputan Againt outnumbered of Dutch militia was Unavoidable. Everyone dressed in white followed their " Raja " with Kris on hand ready to fight to show their knight. The monument of which is now laid out at Puputan Square remind us all.


Art Center
The werdhi Budaya Art Center was built in 1973 to the design of the prominent Balinese architect, Ida Bagus Tugur, as a showplace for Bali's performing and fine arts. Strategically situated on Jalan Nusa Indah, Abian Kapas, Denpasar, the art center has Three art galleries, including one permanent art.Collection, and several outdoor stages and performance pavilion including the huge open stage and arena, Ardha Candra. Seminar and exhibition hall are often utilized by local art and three are groups, and the dance, drama and music school, STSI.
Since 1979 a traditional of a Festival of the Art has been instigated as an annual fixture. This takes place each June-July, with a comprehensive programmer of Gamelan and dance performances, competition of traditional Balinese skill, and giant production of the Ramayana and Mahabarata ballets, lasting about 4 weeks in all. Open : Every day except on official holydays (08.00-16.00) A special performance is given on the Ardha Candra open-air stage every full moon.
The performance of 'Kecak Dance' to be held at the Art Center Every Evening from (18.30-19.30). Originally the Kecak was just an element of the older Sang Hyang trance dance. It consistedof a male choir praying obsessively to the souls of their ancestors. At the initiative of painter Walter Spies, this religious choir was transformed into a dance by providing it with a narrative.

Denpasar City

Giving the impression of a bustling overgrown village, Denpasar is the largest city on the island, the center of commerce and governmental administration. Belated town planning is doing its best to control the urban sprawl of the bustling little city, and the recent addition of traffic light at the busiest intersection as well as a great number of one-way street Jalan Gajah Mada is the commercial center of shops, banks and restaurant, and back onto the PASAR BADUNG market place, a sprawling complex of stalls with every imaginable commodity available from salted fish, spices and herb to gold jewelry and fine woven cloth. The MUSEUM is well worth visiting n Denpasar.
In Denpasar, ethnic homogeneity is a thing of the fat. Non - Balinese now make up around 30 % of the city population. There are several Javanese Kampung, Chinese and Arab/Punjabi area. The Muslim call to prayer, the rumble of the Beleganjur Orchestra and the person's sermon represent just some of the sound in the Denpasar day. This Variety has important cultural consequences. The Indonesia language is increasingly taking over from Balinese in daily communication.
Denpasar is where the Balinese scholars translate Indian holy books, new prayers are taught, and Hinduism reinterpreted. Other beautiful in Bali is Monument include the temple and palace of Kesiman, Panambangan Temple (near Pemecutan palace). And Satrian temple, with is near by bird market. Pemecutan, Kesiman, and Badung (now the name of the nearby regency) were the three " UNITED KINGDOMS " on the territory of Denpasar.

Kuta Village

On the westem side of the narrow istmus, which leads to the Bukit Peninsula, is the famed Kuta Beach. Lovely sunset draw avid weather to the sand surf in the evening hours. Kuta's claim to fame owes much to two things: its beach (originally Bali's best ) and the simply magnificent sunset. Apart from surfing on its huge breakers and strolling for miles on the pearly white beach, shopping is a must with the wide variety and number of shop and street vendors selling rattan bags, batik shirts and a range of other interesting mementos.
Street-side cafes are ideal for people watching while the numerous restaurant offer cuisine fro around the world. Originally a sleepy fishing village, Kuta has developed in a busy holiday resort, with hotel, restaurant an shops of all sizes intermingled with local family compounds. It was in Kuta that the first 'honesty's' appeared, now common phenomena, where local family opened up their homes and offered cheap accommodation to travelers.
Beach Bungalow first opened in Kuta in the 1930's but mass tourism did not start here until the late 1960's. During this period Kuta boomed, becoming known as a hippie haven. The bamboo beach home-stay were turret into losmen (a kind of BB) and then into hotel. The hippies either left or struck it rich and Kuta became one of the most dynamic places in Indonesia: a place to encounter new ideas and lifestyles and a place to experience all kinds of pleasures.
Sanur Village

On the eastern coastline, sheltered by the coral reef, the waves are much gentile. In the last two decades the sleepy village of Sanur has become an elite international resort, white huge hotel complexes offering first class accommodation and every modern facility visiting tourist. Sanur is a multitude of contrasts. Village life goes on very much as usually under the coconut palm.
In the evening the strain of practicing local gamelan orchestra can be heard wafting through the nigh air, while on the top story of he Hotel Bali Beach a nightclub is in full swing. Fishermen wander the beach and the colorful outrigger canoes can be hired for sailing trips along the coast and to outlying island.
Sanur main shopping street is Jalan Danau Tamblingan and it is somewhat more peaceful than shopping in Kuta. You'll find indory Furniture in this street and Uluwatu Boutique selling items made from handmade Balinese lace. There are still a few hawkers about but they're not as aggressive, except at the beach market. Sanur has an interesting variety of shop with lots of nice restaurant dotted between. Gaya Interior has a large range of home wares, furnishing. For batik, try the Kumala Exclusive Modern Batik Center.
Nusa Dua Village

Imagine a beach resort community on one of the world's most exotic island. Far from the noise of the big cities, with people relaxing on white sandy beaches caressed by the emerald water of lagoon. Nearby, a small village-like center is stirring with activity an animation. The splendid scenery remains unpolluted and well cared for even the building are fashioned according to the local architecture, giving the overall felling of harmony that is the trademarks of this island.
Yet, unseen by the guest, there is a complex underground system for water, electricity, telephone, sewage, and all the other facilities necessary for the well-being and comfort of the modern tourist Everything has been thoughtfully planed to avoid pollution, noise and unsightly views.
The resort is located on the sunniest of the tropical island and the scenic spots are abundant as well as alluring. The ideal place to be developed is o the southern peninsula of Bali, in the Nusa Dua area. Nusa Dua are Bali other beach resort that boast swaying coconut trees and clear blue sea. They were built on the dry and infertile land and infertile land in the 1970's. Some of the most famous hotel in Asia can be found here, among them the Hilton, the Grand Hyatt and Club Med. Their neo-Balinese architecture 9 giant spilt gates, huge statues and halls) complement to provide all the colors of a tropical paradise.
Pulau Serangan

Between the Sheltered lagoon of Sanur and the tiny port of Benoa is a small island where turtles are "Farmed" in under water corrals. Local outrigger sailing canoes can be hired from Sanur for an hour's scenic sailing down the coast, or motorized canoes provide a shuttle service at high tide from a small salt-making village just off the by-pass before Benoa.
Once years, at "Manis Kuningan" (is festivity that happens 10 days after "Galungan" the most important festivityof the Balinese Religion) during the temple festivity at Pura sakenan, the island comes alive, as people from all over Bali flock to make their devotion. An entire food market sets up outside the temple to cater for the crowd, and boatloads of people in brocades and lace bearing baskets of offering flood into the beach.
The Barong Landung giant puppets generally perform in the evening, as the crowds return to the mainland in haste to beat the receding tide. The southern ti of serangan if favored spot skin and scuba diving. At the village a small craft industry has developed using turtle shell product, shell, and primitive carving.

Taman Ayun Temple
" Taman Ayun " literally transited means beautiful garden, and this temple, situated in the village of Mengwi, 18 Km west of Denpasar, is indeed one of Bali's most picturesque temple. It's stately proportioned courtyards and large surrounding moat were built in the year 1634 by the King of mengwi,I Gusti Agung Anom.
Containing both the Royal Family ancestral Shrines and the strayed. MERU Shrines to the Major deities. Taman Ayun became the main temple for the ancient Kingdom of Mengwi, Every 210 days, on Tuesday Kliwon Medangsiya (according to the traditional Icaka Calendar), the entire local populacegathers at the temple to worship, celebrating the temple's anniversary.
The Pura Taman Ayun complex is devided in to four distinct areas, each higher than the other. The firs of these courtyards, known as the Java, is just across the moat, and must be reached by the one and only bridge. Here can be found a small Shrine, protecting the entrance to the temple, and a large open WANTILAN hall where performances and coks fights are held on ceremonial days.
The oath the first courtyard passes up through an elevated split gate and there, on the eastern side, is a small complex of shrine known as Pura Luhuring Purnama. Opposite this, on the wetern side, is a large open resting halland small pond with fountains on all sides.

Uluwatu Temple

On the southernmost Peninsula of Bali the Towering tableland of Bukit, which drops dramatically into the sea at the sheer or Uluwatu. This rock is believed to be the metamorphosed ship of Dewi Danu, goddess of the water, and did the wandering Hindu Saint choose the place. Sang Hyang Nirartha, to achieve moksa, or oneness with the godhead, and end his life on earth.
The ancient temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu, perched precariously in this spot, is populated by a friendly tribe of protected Monkeys. In recent years Uluwatu has been discovered to have an almost perfect surfing break at all times of the years, and a new road has been carved in the cliff to give acces by motorbike to avid surfers.
The nearby Pantai Suluban is another favorite play ground for surfers, an the Annual Surf Championship are partly staged here. Just around the comer, at jimbaran, is excellent diving, with a multitude of fish and coral to bee seen.

Other Area In Badung Regency
The Regency is enriched by the most popular Tourist Resort such as
Art Center
Denpasar City
Kuta City
Sanur City
Nusa Dua City
Pulau Serangan
Taman Ayun Temple
Uluwatu Temple



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