The urban atmosphere of Denpasar, Bali’s bustling capital city and business and administrative hub, contrasts sharply with the serene Hindu temples, green terraced rice fields and superb sandy beaches nearby. Denpasar is a cosmopolitan, modern city that has grown rapidly in the past three decades and in many ways it has more in common with other Indonesian regional capitals than with its island hinterland. Nevertheless, it is worth a visit, even if you prefer to stay in one of the resort areas nearby rather than in the city itself.

Facts

Population

3,891,400

Currency

Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), 1 Rp = 100 cents

Opening hours

Banks, businesses and government offices are generally open 08.00-16.00 or 09.00-17.00 Monday - Friday. Many shopping malls remain open until 22.00 or later. Street markets do generally not open until around 19.00 and remain open as late as midnight. Many smaller shops stay closed from dusk on Friday and Saturday night.

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Tourist information

Bali Tourism Board Jl. Raya Puputan 41, Renon, Denpasar +62 361 235 600 info@balitourismboard.org Bali Government Tourist Information Centre Jl. Bana Sari No.7 Legian Kuta, Denpasar +62 361 754092

Travel to Denpasar

Book your flights to Denpasar with Etihad Airways and journey to the splendid island of Bali in Indonesia, the realm of volcanoes and tea plantations. Denpasar, the capital of the island, offers multiple attractions to all travellers and is the best representative of the Balinese culture.

Top 5 Things To Do in Denpasar

  • Begin your exploration of Denpasar at the Bali Museum showcasing the best of both ancient and modern Bali
  • A must visit in your itinerary is the Bajra Sandhi Monument at the Puputan park, interestingly shaped like a bell or bajra
  • In just a 30 minute drive, you can arrive at the world famous Kuta beach, known for its clean sandy stretches and clear waters
  • Experience the thrill and excitement of an organised international yacht race at Benoa Harbour, they are organised frequently throughout the year
  • Hire a dokar - a traditional horse-drawn carriage, to explore the local markets and get a close feel of the Denpasar way of life

Plan Your Denpasar Holiday

Denpasar effortlessly combines the iconic culture of Indonesia with all the amenities of a modern tourist destination. If you are in Denpasar in June, pay a visit to the Bali Arts Festival at Taman Budaya Art Centre and see some wonderful art performances and displays. The annual Denpasar Festival takes place during December every year.

The city’s temperature is high and humid from November to March, but cheap hotels in Denpasar are easy to find during this period. The rest of the year is mostly dry. You should book your tickets to Denpasar in advance to travel in summer or early autumn, which are the best seasons here. If you check the Deals section on our website, there is every chance of finding the best flight deals to Denpasar.

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