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Denpasar, the capital city of Bali and the most populous city in Indonesia, is the main gateway to Bali. Over the last 50 years, the capital has seen growth, enough to become a major tourist destination. This bustling, multicultural locale is home to a host of businesses, temples, palaces and museums. A tad off the normal and beaten tourist track, true travel aficionados will find a range of activities, local delicacies, and a melting pot of cultures from all over Indonesia. Thanks to the recent and rapid growth of Bali's tourism industry, Denpasar encourages and promotes business activities and ventures more than most travel destinations, which has contributed to it holding the record for the highest growth rate within the Bali province. The weather is tropical and warm and, unlike many cities outside Indonesia with similar climate, there is very little temperature change throughout the seasons.
There are various attractions in Denpasar, including palaces, the well-known white sand beaches, and various shopping activities and centers. As with any place in Bali, Denpasar is also decorated with many Hindu Temples. Among some of the renowned temples in Denpasar are the Pura Agung Jagatnatha, which is adjacent to the Bali Museum, Pura Maospahit, and Puri Pemecutan. There are surely a lot of things to do in the city. There are few places in Indonesia where the results of the government transmigration policy are more evident than here, and it is for that reason that Denpasar is an excellent place to eat, with almost more restaurants than one can count that specialize in all manners of different regional and ethnic Indonesian cuisines. It can almost seem a bit inaccessible at times, so don't hesitate to ask the locals or your driver about the best places to grab a bite - the locals are outstandingly friendly, and many will be more than happy to chat with you about the area. Some of the best restaurants are nightspots at night and a good nightlife is also what Denpasar offers. Some may also be located in the vicinity of high-end hotels, which are mostly booked by tourists who are spending a vacation over the weekends. However, there are budget hotels and other forms of accommodation that are perfect for budgeted travelers and for tourists and backpackers who wish to spend quite a time in Bali. Hotels are also hosting tours and excursions to the places at the outskirts of the city, or somehow affiliated to tour operators.