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The regency of Badung is located in the southernmost part of Bali island. This regency is the most heavily populated area of the island. The island's capital and metropolis, Denpasar and Bali's world-famous beach resorts located here.

Denpasar
The most interesting feature of Denpasar is its combination of tradition with modernity. To see the old city, take a drive around the old village of Kedaton, Sumerta, Tonja and especially Kesiman, whose brick-style shrines and gates are the simplest yet most beautiful in Bali. There are several place of interest : Pura Maospahit ,the most ancient, right in the middle of the city on the road to Tabanan, marvel of brick architecture; Pura Kesiman, with its beautiful split gate; Pura Satria, with its lively bird market; Pura Nambang Badung; Pura Jagatnatha, representing the modern tradition, also worth to visit, right on the central square of the city next to the museum;
Jero Kuta Palaces, still has all the functional structures of a traditional princely compound; Pemecutan Palace, has been transformed into a hotel; Kesiman Palace, a private mansion, houses the most elaborate family temple; Bali Museum; on Taman Puputan square, right next to Jagatnatha temple. It has the finest collection of Balinese antiquities.

Sanur
Sanur is famous throughout Bali for its sorcery. Its thirty minute drive from Kuta and is very popular with water sports enthusiasts and families as the beach is protected by a reef and the lagoon offers safe swimming all year round. The hotels are many and varied from boutique to five star. The shopping and restaurants in this village make Sanur an area where you can walk in peace and see a side of Bali that many never see.

Kuta
As a the traditional starting point for travelers an being the center of tourist activity, Kuta is claim to famous much to its white clean sandy beach and the magnificent sunset. It has earned a reputation as a beach paradise, attracting surfers and swimmers. There is a great selection of restaurants and bars and whether it be day or night you will always find something to see and do in Kuta. The nightlife is many and varied and goes on long into the night. The wide variety and number of shops and street vendors selling rattan bags, batik shirts and a range of other interesting..

Legian
Legian is just north of Kuta and it is a little more laid back. The shopping, restaurants and nightlife are still excellent and plentiful and you can spend hours enjoying the walks amongst Legian's small intimate streets. The beach offers excellent surfing. Legian is a favourite of many past visitors and a popular alternative to Kuta.

Tuban
Tuban is just a short walk south of Kuta and offers a far quieter location yet you still have easy walking access to the thriving area of Kuta. The wide selection of quality hotels offer great value and give this region real appeal. Children and families are well catered for and Waterbom Park offers a great day out. Tuban is one of Bali's biggest retail shopping areas and it is just steps away from most of the hotels.

Nusa Dua
Bali's premier resort location and some of the most famous hotels in Asia are found in Nusa Dua among them the Hilton, Hyatt, Club Med. Their located here attract visitors from all over the world. Most hotels are first class and above, and the facilities that they all offer for both individuals as well as families make this one of Bali's best holiday resort areas. Some of this hotels have private beaches with tranquil and clean water. The beach at Nusa Dua is sheltered by coral reef, creating an ideal family beach.

Tanjung Benoa
is located 5 minute drive north of Nusa Dua and shares the same stretch of beach, however you will find that prices of the hotels, restaurants, bars and shops are a little less expensive than in the five star resort area.. All of the hotels have complimentary shuttle services into Nusa Dua. Water sports abound in this area.

Uluwatu
The famous Pura Luhur Uluwatu which has some of the most equisite architecture in Bali. This temple was rebuilt in the 16th century. The carvings made in the unusually hard coral stone have withstood time well.

Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran Bay is located ten minutes south of Kuta and is set on one of Bali's best white sand beaches. A relatively new resort area in Bali, Jimbaran Bay is attracting some of the worlds best known hotels and new in 1997 is the Ritz Carlton. The beach offers one of Bali's best sunset views and no trip to Bali would be complete without spending an evening at one of many outdoor seafood restaurant on the beach enjoying this view.

Canggu
20 minute drive from Kuta. You can enjoy the un-crowded beaches. This area offers peace and tranquility. The beach is also attracts many world's famous surfers.


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