Culture Of Denpasar Bali

Culture Of Denpasar Bali

The name Denpasar originates from the word 'den' (south) and 'market' which means "Southern Market", before the region is part of the Kingdom of Badung, a kingdom that had existed since the 19th century, before the kingdom was subdued by the Dutch On September 20, 1906, in a heroic event known as Puputan Badung War.

Denpasar (1949)

After Indonesia's independence, under the Law No. 69 of 1958, Denpasar became the capital of the local government of Badung Regency, furthermore based on the Decree of the Minister of Home Affairs Dec.52 / 2 / 36-136 dated June 23, 1960, Denpasar was also designated as the capital city For Bali Province originally located in Singaraja.

Then based on Government Regulation Number 20 of 1978, Denpasar officially became '' Administrative City of Denpasar '', and in line with its potential and potential territory in carrying out regional autonomy, on January 15, 1992, based on Law No. 1 of 1992, and Denpasar City Increased status to '' municipality '', which was then inaugurated by the Minister of Home Affairs on February 27, 1992.


The city of Denpasar is at an altitude of 0-75 meters above sea level, located at 8 ° 35'31 "to 8 ° 44'49" south latitude and 115 ° 00'23 "to 115 ° 16'27" east longitude. While the total area of Denpasar City 127,78 km ² or 2.18% of the total area of Bali Province. From the use of the land, 2,768 Ha is wetland, 10,001 ha is dry land and the remaining area of 9 Ha is other land. The average rainfall rate is 244 mm per month, with high rainfall occurring in December. While the average air temperature is about 29.8 ° C with a low average of about 24.3 ° C.


Tourism development has a strong effect on structure change and economic improvement in Denpasar City. However, the structure of the economy of Denpasar is slightly different when compared with the economic structure of the Province of Bali in general, by placing the trade sector, hotels and restaurants dominate the formation of Gross Regional Domestic Product (PDRB) Denpasar City.

Participate also boost the economy of Denpasar City is the production of handicraft items in the form of craft items for souvenirs, such as carvings and sculpture. However, the handicraft industry is under pressure, apart from the impact of the crisis and inter-regional rivalry, other pressures come from competition among other Asian developing countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, India, Malaysia and China. This competitor country is more maximize the scale of production by utilizing industrial technology, while in the city of Denpasar this handicraft industry still maintain the hand skills (hand made) so that the constraints on the fulfillment of the quantity of production


The development of tourism and the attractiveness of the island of Bali, indirectly has encouraged the progress of development in the city of Denpasar. In 2000, the number of foreign tourists who came to visit reached 1,413,513 people, and put the largest number of tourists from Japan and followed from Australia, Taiwan, Europe, Britain, America, Singapore and Malaysia.

The policy of tourism development in Denpasar City focuses on the pariwasata of environmentally sound culture. As one of the tourism development centers, Denpasar City becomes a barometer for the progress of tourism in Bali, this can be seen with the emergence of various star hotels as a means of supporting tourism activities.

Sanur Beach is one of the tourist areas of the crowded beaches visited. While Puputan Field is a green open space in the city of Denpasar as well as functioning as the lungs of the city.

Travel destinations

Denpasar has several tourist attractions that have elements of history and recreation such as:

  • The Museum of Bali - this place was originally the place of the royal family
  • Renon Field - the center of family activity and there is also Bajra Sandhi Monument that is the monument of struggle of Balinese people
  • Puputan Park - a performing arts venue
  • Pasar Kreneng
  • Simpang Dewa Ruci or Simpang Siur - there is Mal Simpang Siur or Discovery Mall
  • Puri Santrian
  • Sanur Beach
  • Ecotourism of mangrove forest or mangroves
  • cultural Park
  • Kertalangu Cultural Village
  • Bird Market Satria
  • Sindu Beach
  • Pura Agung Jagatnatha
  • Sakenan Temple

Culinary tour 

Denpasar is also famous for its culinary tour. Some places that are well known to both local and foreign tourists are:

  • Nasi Ayam Kedewatan - Jalan Tukad Badung, Denpasar
  • Nasi Ikan Mak Beng - near the Radisson Hotel
  • Nasi Campur - Beach Segara, Sanur
  • Babi Guling Chandra - Jalan Teuku Umar (non-halal)
  • Warung Wardana - Jalan Merdeka, Denpasar
  • Fried Duck HT - Jalan Merdeka, Denpasar
  • Sate Plecing - Jalan Yudhistira, Denpasar (non-halal)
  • Super Crab Depot - Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai
  • Resto Bali Nikmat - Jalan Raya Kuta deket Alfa
  • Warung Batan Waru - next to Discovery Mall
  • Warung Made - Kuta
  • Ikan Bakar - Jimbaran
  • Nyoman Cafe - Jimbaran
  • Menega Cafe - Four Seasons Jimbaran
  • Jebak (Jejak Bali Culinary) - Jalan Teuku Umar, Denpasar
Some of Bali's famous souvenirs include dodol bali, brem, nut rahayu, milk pie, disco bean, bali salak, peas, chicken chirping cracker, pia legong and bali coffee. Some special places that sell souvenirs are:

  • Shop Krisna
  • Shop Erlangga
  • Kumbasari Market
  • Press and media
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