Denpasar City Tour

  • Denpasar City Tour
  • Denpasar City Tour
  • Denpasar City Tour
  • Denpasar City Tour

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DENPASAR CITY TOURS

 

Denpasar City Tour is a Bali Half Day Tour Packages to Visit Denpasar town with it unique and variety of local society life combines with the traditional Balinese culture activities. This Denpasar City Tour is very interesting that you can see closely the real Balinese urban with their social life and traditional cultures. Places of interest that you will visit during Denpasar City Tour are Bajra Sandhi Monument is monument located in the heart of town and build to symbolized Balinese people struggle, Badung Traditional Market is traditional market in the center of town, the tour continue to visit Jagatnata Temple is Hindu temple in the centre of city, then tour continue to visit the Bali Museum is museum for take care and preserve for bali culture and last visit during Denpasar City tour is visiting . Your Denpasar City Tour will be enjoyable and accompanied by our professional Bali Tours Driver with private full air-conditioning car transfer. Below is short description places of interest will be visit during Denpasar City Tour.

 

Places of Interest Will Be Visit During Bali Denpasar City Tours :

Bajra Sandhi Monument

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Bajra Sandhi is a monument to commemorate the Balinese struggle against Dutch colonialism that is replicated in a beautiful and artistic building designed by Balinese architecture in form of Bajra (bell) which is usually used by Hindu’s priest chanting the Vedic  (Mantra) in every religious ceremony. This monument was built in 1987 that is inaugurated by the President of Indonesia at that time, Mrs. Megawati Soekarno Putri on June 14, 2003. The purpose of monument is to devote the soul and spirit of Balinese people struggle as well as digging, maintain, develop and preserve the Balinese cultures to bequeath to future generations as a capital move forward and tread the world that is filled by challenges and obstacles.

Bajra Sandhi Location

Bajra Sandhi Monument is located in the center of Denpasar City right in front of Bali’s Governor Office. It is situated in Renon Village, Denpasar District those easily accessed from any directions and close with other famous tourist destination in Denpasar such as Badung Traditional Market, Jagatnatha Temple, Bali Art Center, Bali Museum and Sanur Beach.

Monument Review

This monument contains 33 dioramas describing the history of the prehistoric (300,000 BC) that the humans are still moving and highly depends on the nature until the independence era (1950 – 1975)where the development of Bali are covering all aspects such as political, economic and social cultures. After knowing and understanding the course of history, soul and spirit of Balinese people struggle from time to time can be expected to strengthen the culture identity and more over the tourism in Bali was developed as a Culture Tourism so as not eroded by globalization forces. During its development, Bajra Sandhi becomes more famous and established as tourist destination in Denpasar Bali and many visited by tourist every day.

Philosophy of Monument Building

The appearance of building physical is steeped in the meaning of Hindu religion’s philosophy, Lingga Yoni. The monument itself is a symbol of Lingga, meanwhile base of the building as Yoni. In addition to the Lingga Yoni, it was listed also in the playback story of Mahagiri at Ksirarnawa that had been taken from Adi Parwa, an old manuscript in Bali. From monument building we can see:

·         Guci Amertha (Amertha Jar) is illustrated by a basin (sort of pot) that look on the top of monument

·         Basuki Dragon tail is firmed close to Swamba and it head at Kori Agung (Main Entrance Gate)

·         Bedawang Akupa’s body is realized on base of monument meanwhile Kori Agung (Main Entrance Gate) as a head

·         Mandara Giri Mount is realized with towering of monument

·         The fish pond surround the monument is describing as Ksirarnawa (the ocean of milk).

Badung Traditional Market

Badung Market is a traditional market as a center of city’s economy and the largest market in Denpasar City. It is located on Gajah Mada Street, a main road as center shops in Bali’s province before it develop like today. Badung Market is set apposite with Pura Desa (Desa temple), one of the biggest Hindu temples in Denpasar which is formerly not grand like nowadays because it has developed and renovated for several times to meet the city development.

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History

When we trace back, the development of Badung Market can not be separated from the existence of a traditional market across of Badung River called by Kumbasari Market. It is because the local people come to Badung Market for purchasing the daily needs not feel completely if they do not come and shop at Kumbasari Market, especially when they purchase the ceremony materials. Between Badung and Kumbasari Market have specialization of goods sold where Badung market sell the daily consumption goods and other materials which the prices are relatively cheaper compared with the materials sold at the shops in Gajah Mada Street. Meanwhile, the Kumbasari Market is formerly called by Payuk Market that sold earthenware with multifarious shapes and sizes like pot, ground plate, bucket made from land, water jug and other kitchenware made from land.

Market Development

The change shape of Badung Market from the original to the update form was unveiled on 24 April 1984 by Bali’s governor Prof.Dr.Ida Bagus Mantra. After the fire accident, it has been renovated in year 2000 when Mr. Made Berata was been a Bali’s Governor. The market size is 14.544 m2 with parking area about  9064 m2 has been built with 4 storey occupied by 1834 merchants in shop, 1363 merchants occupying corridors and 179 merchants occupying terrace. The buyers who come to this market are not come from the town only but there are also come from behind of city. When having the big holiday like Galungan , Kuningan and Nyepi Day, it is chockablock full by visitors. 

Opening Time

Badung Market is opened from 05.00 am and closed at 05.00 pm. Then it is changed by the afternoon market opened from 05.00 pm until the next morning at 05.00 am. Meanwhile the Sengol Market at Kumbasari Market is opened at 02.00 pm and closed at 11.30 pm. Name of Sengol Market is taken from the unique of the buyer movements in this market where they touched each other in the ass when they go for shopping because of chockablock full by the visitors. There are several cuisines from Bali, Java and Chinese are sold at this market as well as the cheaper clothes.

Bali Museum is located on Mayor Wisnu Street in Denpasar with it’s location exist in the strategic area right in the center of Denpasar City, easy to locate from any directions and there are important or famous points located close by. Bali Museum is one of the museums in Bali collecting the ancient objects related to the history of Bali Island generally. The existence of this museum is very important to preserve the ancient and historical objects that have a noble culture values and a legacy of Balinese ancestors.

 

Jagatnatha Temple 

Jagatnatha Temple is a beautiful Hindu temple situated in the center of Denpasar City that is the biggest Hindu temple in the capital city of Bali Province. The temple built in east of Puputan Badung square garden is a public shrine to worship for Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa (call for Hindu god). It is strategically located on Major Wisnu Street that is very easy reached from any directions as well as famous temple and appointed as a tourist destination in Denpasar City. This temple many visited by the Hindu people especially during the Hindu Holiday season including full moon.

 Jagat Natha Temple | Bali Interest Place | Bali Golden Tour

Temple Philosophy

Name of Jaganatha Temple is taken from special name which is not similar with other familiar temples in Bali taken from the location where the temple is situated such as Besakih Temple, Ulundanu Batur Temple, Lempuyang Luhur Temple, Luhur Andakasa Temple, Puncak Mangu Temple, etc. Among other famous Hindu Temple in Bali, the first ceremony held at Jagatnatha Temple is also similar with other temples by conducting small ceremony procession. The unique of this temple is not having the Pengemong (the group of people/organization/team who support, keep, maintains the temple) like other temples in Bali, but it is only own the small volunteers and people who worship at this temple. At the beginning, this temple is managed by temple development committee of Jaganatha Temple and afterward managed by The Hindu Holiday Committee which is institutionally stipulated Badung Regency Government decree. But nowadays, this temple has been taken over by the government of Denpasar City.

When we look from the exposure of Jaganatha Temple Concept, it can be concluded the elements and structures of Jagatnatha Temple set in the main temple area (Utama Mandala) those are details as follows:

1.   Padmasana

       Padmasana is a main building of the temple as a symbol of a seat of Sang Hyang Widhi (god). The word of Padmasana is derived from the Sanskrit, old Javanese and laterally means a throne or a seat of god in lotus shape.  In the concept of Arcanam and Citra-Lekha, lotus flower is a plant secret as a seat or throne for the god or the authority in many different forms which is famous called Istadewata of god and goodness.

2.   Fish Pond surrounding of Padmasana

       If we look the physical structure of the ancient temples in Bali, usually set a Titi Ugal-agil (bridge made from wooden rods) with the pond under it at the entrance gate. Please see and compare the Titi Ugal-Agil at Agung Taro Temple located in Taro Village and Taman Sari Temple located in Klungkung town. The function of Titi Ugal-Agil is to purify every Hindu people who entering the main temple area.

3.   Twin Canopies

      The twin canopies are set in front of Padmasana and the canopies building at temples in Bali Island generally has function to put the embodiment of god or Gagaluh on the procession of ceremony (Pawedalan). However, the Pawedalan at Jagatnatha Temple has function as an altar to put the offerings especially on praying procession of Balinese Hindu Holyday such as full moon, dark moon, Galungan and Kuningan Days, Saraswati Day, Siwaratri Day and other important days.  

4.   Altar of Sang Hyang Anantaboga 

      This altar is located in north part of main temple complex.

5.   The well for taking Holy Water or Tirtha 

      The well is set in north part of main temple complex.

6.   Bale Paselang

      If there is not specific big ceremony held in this temple, Bale Paselang is usually used to keep the offerings and sometimes used as a place for Mesanti (reading and singing the holy bible which is famous called Geguritan or Kekawin). If there are plenty of Hindu people do for praying, then this Bale Paselang is used as a resting place.

7.   Perantenan/Kitchen

      It is a building has multi functions where the context of kitchen activities, it is not has function on ceremony but it is also accordance with other religious activities at this temple.

8.   Gudang/Store 

      This store is functioning to keep the gamelan and others temple belonging items.

9.   Bale Gong

      Bale Gong is a building to beat the gamelan during the ceremony procession and it is sometime also used as a rest place for Hindu people.

10.  Apit Surang / Entrance Gate

      In the west part of the main temple complex area from north to the south, it had been built some of the buildings as follows:

·         Bale Kulkul is a beautiful tower building to hang the wooden bell

·         Apit Surang Kiwe is left entrance gate

·         Gelung Kuri is a center entrance gate

·         Apit Surang Tengen is right entrance gate

·         Dakam Karang Althar (Tugu)

·         Bale Bengong is a canopy of rest

·         Bale Pawedan is a canopy for Hindu Priest reciting the mantra

Tourist Destination

Jaganatha Temple is a beautiful Hindu temple stratecially located in the center of Denpasar City and it has been appointed as a tourist destination which is many visited by tourist. Other places of interest that you can discover in Denpasar City such as Badung Traditional Market, Bali Museum, Bali Art Center and Banjra Sandhi Monumentare just close with this temple.

Bali Museum is located on Mayor Wisnu Street in Denpasar with it’s location exist in the strategic area right in the center of Denpasar City, easy to locate from any directions and there are important or famous points located close by. Bali Museum is one of the museums in Bali collecting the ancient objects related to the history of Bali Island generally. The existence of this museum is very important to preserve the ancient and historical objects that have a noble culture values and a legacy of Balinese ancestors. 

 

Bali Museum


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The construction of Bali Museum is begun from the idea how does the important to keep, maintain and sustainable the Balinese culture heritages. This initiative was based on sense of worry that there are symptoms such culture erosion, hence the culture heritages have become extinct, lose and leave the photos only.  To save the Balinese culture heritages, come the plan to establish a museum which is now ell know as Bali Museum.

As the initial planning, the initiators of Bali Museum founders are the Dutch government officials, the kings in Bali, community leaders and artist such as:

1.       WFJ Kroon (Dutch Resident Assistant), Curt Grundler (a German Architecture), I Gusti Alit Ngurah (Bestuurder Penegara Bandung), I Gusti Bagus Jelantik (King of Karangasem), I Gusti Ketut Djelantik (King of Buleleng), King of Tabanan and some of famous artists such as I Gusti Ketut Kandel, I Gusti Ketut Rai. The plan had been taken in 1910 with the basic concept of Bali Museum structure is blend between the Balinese Hindu Temple and a castle (palace).

2.       After the building structure concept had been agreed, then it had been founded a new main building which has been completed in 1942. Therefore the object collections are successfully collected and deemed inadequate, hence approximately within 7 years (1925 – 1932), the main building has been functioned as periodic exhibition venue. The experts who contributed in researching the objects used as the collection by Bali Museum are DR.W.F.Stutterheim, G.I.Grader, G.M.Hendrikss, DR.R.Goris and Walter Spies (painter).

3.       Bali Museum was initially handled by the Bali Museum Foundation and officially opened on 8 December 1931.

4.       The museum management is taken over to the government of Indonesia by Bali Museum Foundation on 05 January 1966

Collection Objects

The object collections or ancient tools kept at Bali Museum can be classified into prehistoric object collections such as tomb stone (sarkopag), the object collection from the historical era such as Stupika clay containing mantra 'Ye te', bronze statues (Arca Perunggu), and ethnographic objects such as the collection of Kris, Endek material, religious ceremony equipment and Sidakarya Mask.

 

 

Half Day Denpasar City Tours Itinerary :

 

08:30 – Pick up at the hotel

 

  • Visit Bajra Sandhi Monument

 

  • Visit Badung Traditional Market

 

  • Visit Jagatnatha Temple
  • Visit Bali Museum

 

  • Back to hotel

 

  • Arrive at hotel

 

Half Day Denpasar City Tours Price :

 

We offer two price you can choose which is Regular Tours Price and Inclusive Tours Price, Please see below the details of Denpasar City Tours Packages price :

 


Regular Tours Price :

 

USD 30/car ( 1 till 6 person included)

 

Inclusion : Private Car / Minibus  + Petrol + English Speaking Driver

 

Note : Entrance fee and Lunch is not include in the price

 



 

 

Area Covered for Pick Up :

 

Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Denpasar, Benoa Harbour, Airport

 

Please contact us for pick up in different area.