Denpasar the Capital of Bali

Denpasar, located geographically in coordinates: 8° 39′ 0″ South, 115° 13′ 0″ East, with the area of 127.78 km2, or 12 778 ha, is the capital of Bali Province  where previously it was a capital of Badung Empire which is controlling the south part region of Bali Island from the end of 18 century until conquered by Dutch in 1906. Denpasar is a place for Bali Governor’s office therewith all offices from private sector until important government office like telecommunications, post office, bank, schools, airline and hospital (Sanglah Hospital, the biggest hospital in Bali), Bali Museum, public temple Jagatnatha. Taman Budaya or Bali Art Center

The word of Denpasar, den-pasar is means in north of market. It is a fast growing town especially since the tourism industry growth around 1960.

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Bali Museum

Bali Museum

Bali Museum  is strategically located in Major Wisnu Street in Denpasar Bali and it is find it due to the location is in the heart town. In the north side there are glorious temple of  Jagatnatha, meanwhile in front of it the Puputan Badung (Badung Courtyard) and four face statue (Catur Muka Statue) are located. The development of Bali Museum is begun by the existence of initiative how to vitally the heritage of Balinese culture and taking care of, preserve and maintaining. The initiative is based on the existence of feeling to worry, that there is symptom a kind of culture erosion, so that the cultural heritage become totally disappeared, lose, what omit only photograph and documentations.

Bali Museum History

Bali Museum save the Balinese culture Heritage, emerge the founding plan a museum which afterward becomes the Bali Museum :

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Batuan Village Home of Balinese Paintings

Batuan village is one of famous tourism destinations in Bali, located  in coordinate 8° 35′ 8.02″ S, 115° 16′ 32.29″ E, about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) south of Ubud, about 7 kilometers northeast of Denpasar,  it is popular with center of the arts, and now it’s known for its dancing, wood panel carving and paintings.

For over a thousand years Batuan has been a village of artists and craftsmen, old legends and mysterious tales. Batuan’s recorded history begins in A.D. 1022, with an inscription that is housed in the main village temple, Pura Desa Batuan/Batuan Village Temple. In the Age of Warmadewa Dynasty in Bali, Desa Batuan / Batuan Village had to be there. Baturan eventually came to be called Batuan, which comes from the word of Batu / rock, because in this region (in that time) is a rocky area (the famous Balinese sand stones are still produced  here in northern of Batuan), then because of daily changes in the pronunciation then more popularly known as Batuan Village.

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