Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
Orientation and Maps
(Bali, Denpasar, Indonesia)
The island of Bali is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands and is a part of the spreading Malay Archipelago, which encompasses more than 20,000 individual islands of all sizes. Located on the western side of this enormous group, Bali lies between Australia and South-East Asia.
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is often referred to as Bali International Airport and is situated on the southern side of the island, to the south of Denpasar. The airport is also close to a number of popular holiday resorts, including the town of Kuta, once a small fishing village and now one of the top tourist hotspots in Indonesia, with enviable sandy beaches, lined with hotels and eateries. Other attractions in the Kuta area of Bali include good conditions suitable for surfing, and plenty of hot nightspots.
Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) Maps: Important City Districts
Although over the years the island of Bali has seen considerable change, with a definite shift towards the lucrative tourist industry, much of its natural charm and beauty remains intact. Denpasar has long been the capital and is also busy, with a range of sights to enjoy, including colourful local markets, temples, shopping around the Jalan Hasanuddin area and an impressive arts scene.
Many visitors to the island head straight for the gorgeous sandy beaches, with the most popular stretches lying to the south and including those around Jimbaran, Kuta and also Sanur. Nusa Dua is also known for its sandy shoreline and offers a fairly secluded location, with a good range of accommodation and large shopping centres.
The centre of Bali has much to offer and a number of small villages are located here, a number of which boast a range of interesting craft shops, antique stores, local jewellers and galleries. Bali's Pura Ulun Danu Batur temple is a must-see attraction and can be found in the village of Batur. Featuring five separate shrines and spectacular tiered-architecture, the temple is situated next to a large volcanic lake.