Denpasar was only small village located in the north side of the Badung market. The word Denpasar devided from the “Den” means north and “Pasar” means market. It’s also the name of King who fight heroically until death in a war populary called Puputan, fighting to the last blood against Dutch Militia in September 1906 but know Puputan become town square. In puputan area they are Catur Muka statue is statue of Lord Brahma. The statue stands on the crossroads in front of Denpasar Mayor’s office. It’s called Catur Muka (four faces) because it has four heads facing out to the four quarters of the compass and established in 1973. The statue was created by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad from Ubud. It is also said that the four heads represent God’s power. The first head signifies, the fact that God is infinetly big. The second head signifies that God is the king of the kings of this world and the next. The third head signifies the fact that God is tireless and never stops working. The statue become the activity center of Denpasar people like events and festival. The most festival in this place is Denpasar festival.
Denpasar is the center of economy activity and government of Bali, it’s population total about more than 800.000 people according to the sensus in 2012 with majority Hindu religion. So you will see lots of temple in the city of Denpasar as in people’s home at a crossroads, and in public place.
Most favorit tourist attraction in Denpasar city such as:
Werdhi Cultural Park (Art Center) the culture building complex with the best style of Balinese traditional architecture. This place also known as werdhi Budaya, Werdhi means park and budaya means culture. So werdhi budaya means cultural park. It’s located not far from Denpasar city just take about 10 minutes to arrive in Bali Art Center. Bali art center was found with the great our governour Mr Ida Bagus Mantra and designed by the Balinese architect Mr Ida Bagus Tugur. As Balinese people Mr Ida Bagus Mantra very concerned with Balinese culture Park was opened in 1973 which usually use for art parade called Bali art festival that held in one month every year actually at June until July