The capital of the island of Bali, Denpasar is the primary destination for all the avid travelers who seek to explore the region, owning the sole international airport in the region. The city is host to the seat of government for Bali, and being one of the largest and oldest, is an amalgamation of the cultural heritage.
The Badung river dividing it in two before meeting into the ocean, the city boasts of the vast expanse of white sandy beaches with a slightly dissonant exposure to sun, making it perfect for sunbathing. The temples of worship, museums holding in rich history and art centers express the traditional experience one would be subjected to. For the serial shopper, the local marts offer all kinds of Balinese handicrafts, including artwork, pottery, silver and textiles. If one plans it right, one might just encounter the series of festivals decorating the area in their grandeur, be it the Bali Art Festival or the Denpasar Festival, or one of the native village celebrations that will seep into one's bones.
Needless to say, the beginning of the journey into Bali could not be better.