Sanur, BaliIndonesia: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

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Sanur is a seaside town in the southeast of the island of Bali. A strip of beach that is found in Denpasar, it lies between the Jalan Ngurah bypass and the beach. There is one main road that crosses it from north to south called Jalan Danau Tambligan. This road serves as a way to orient oneself when deciding where to go. It is usually quite congested but since Sanur isn´t that large, it is a good idea to walk from one place to another. It is a beach resort area, however, it is not as luxurious as Seminyak and not as congested as Kuta. Sanur is the oldest tourist resort area in Bali and has lots of things to offer visitors. This is the right place for families and people who want to spend some time on the beautiful beaches and have a holiday with no other pretensions.



International Kite Festival is a much-awaited event in the town annually, which takes place on the Padang Galak beach which is north of Sanur near the Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass road. This event takes place on windy days in July. A tradition dating back to antiquity, Balinese people wanted to send a message to the Hindu gods to ensure abundant crops and fertility. During July and August, there are many kite fliers aside from those in the Festival itself, which features teams of professional Balinese kite makers and fliers. The kites can measure 10 meters in size so they are really gigantic.

Aside from the long stretch of beach, Sanur is home to several temples including the Pura Blanjong Temple built from coral, museums, and art galleries that depicts the religious, historical, and cultural heritage of the beach town. Housing several attractions, there are indeed a lot of things to do. Although the nightlife not as busy and as splurge like Kuta, Sanur offers a relaxed vibe at night to grab something to drink and listen to a good live music. Most bars are lined up the beachfront near hotels and guesthouses ranging from luxury hotels to budgeted hotels offering accommodation. An additional amenity is organizing or providing assistance for the tours and excursions to the outskirts of the beach town.