Timings : Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : Adults: IDR 50,000,Children: IDR 25,000
Denpasar city tours are incomplete without a stopover at the Bajra Sandhi monument, a grand structure built next to the Balinese governor's office to commemorate the struggles of the Balinese people throughout the years. It features a museum with diagrams, dioramas and murals to showcase the history of the Balinese people, and is tall enough to offer a panoramic view of the city.
The Bajra Sandhi Monument was completed in 2003, and it memorializes the oppression that the Balinese people faced. Built in accordance to the 'Tri-Mandala' principles that dictate that the building should have three sections; the Utama Mandala, the Nista Mandala, the Madya Mandala. Each section is distinct and adorned with dioramas that depict Bali's struggles under Dutch colonialism, its Hindu heritage, its royal lineage, and more.
Apart from being a great site for photography, the vast grounds and gardens surrounding the monument are quite nice and peaceful to spend a lovely evening with kids and family. The place is generally visited by joggers, people do yoga and meditation in the garden. The green lawns also have ample place for cycling.
Sundays are car-free so there is even more area for people to enjoy such activities. The spacious park is often visited by people for a picnic. The monument is especially popular for Pre and post-wedding photography and one can spot brides and grooms striking poses at many parts of the monument.
One can also visit the I AM Bali 3D museum next to the monument. The museum has some interesting 3D paintings and special rooms which are mostly loved by children.
The 5 optical illusions rooms namely flying class(has the chair and black board upside down), spider gym, magical board, Hobbit House and haunted house are the best entertainers for kids and are great to click pictures.
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