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Denpasar is the capital of Bali Province in Indonesia. Denpasar is derived from the Balinese word “den” which means north while “sapar” means market. The name Denpasar came about because it was originally located in the northern part of the Kumbasari Market. Its old name is ‘Peken Payuk’. For the past three years, Denpasar’s population has rapidly increased by half million from the previous decade. The neighboring metropolitan area alone has approximately 2 million residents. There are cheap flights to Denpasar from major airports around the world. Actually, this is the entry point for visitors who want to go to Bali.
While in Denpasar, there are must-see tourist attractions that will surely inspire those who want to explore the Indonesian peninsula. One iconic place in Denpasar is the Palace of the Rajas of Badung or what they call ‘Puri Pemecutan’. As of today, this famous infrastructure has now turned into a small hotel.
The center of the city is already with filled with a number of tourist attractions. If you want to learn more about Indonesian history and cultural heritage, the Bali National Museum can be easily sought at the downtown area. On the right side of the museum is another tourist spot which is the Pura Jagat Natha. This is known as the Temple of the Rulers of the Worlds. 550 meters away from the museum is the St. Joseph Church. The church is where Christianization is practiced by the Balinese. Another important tourist spot is the Pura Maospahit which is known as one of the oldest temples in the city, dating back to the 15th century.
Lodging in Denpasar is not a problem because there are hotels for all types of budget. Some of the featured hotels in Denpasar are All Seasons Bali Denpasar, Alam Puri Villa and Taman Suci Suite & Villas. These hotels offer luxurious accommodation complete with amenities that will pamper every visitor with convenience. Budget hotels are also available at the city center such as Bali Rama Homestay, Banyumas Residence and the Yani Hotel Bali. While there are cheap flights to Denpasar that can be availed online, there are also hotel accommodations that are truly affordable.