Denpasar is the capital and one of the largest cities in Bali. Most tourists use it only as a staging post on their way to the beach resorts, but Denpasar itself has plenty to see and the locals are very friendly



The city has many ancient temples, palaces, and museums, but is best known for its interesting shopping. In the local central market you can buy fresh exotic fruit and various handicrafts of local artisans. Gold prices are low here, and an abundance of silk goods can be found at the Duta Silk silk shopping center.