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    Best Things to See in Seminyak

    Seminyak, with its humble beginnings, has evolved into Bali’s most sophisticated and upscale beach resort area throughout the years, yet still strikingly comes short of significant local attractions that typically dot Bali’s other popular destinations, such as Ubud for instance. Only one original and notable landmark exists, namely Petitenget Temple, which is well hidden and outshined by Seminyak’s much more fashionable scene, behind its trendy restaurants and the seemingly endless rows of designer boutiques that line its main roads.

    Nevertheless, amongst all the modernity and glamour, there are a handful of Seminyak’s interesting facets to discover, most within walking distance or an easy taxi ride away from your luxury resort or villa. These following attractions also serve as great spots to escape to from the dining, shopping and traffic frenzied scenes of this developed area.

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    Petitenget Temple, or ‘Pura Petitenget’ in the local tongue, is Seminyak’s sole and central cultural landmark. A must-see, especially if you’re staying in the area, the centuries-old temple comes to life during its festive 210-day anniversaries. The name of the street that runs parallel to the beach is actually taken from the temple. Also, the namesake Petitenget Beach is only a few steps away from the temple where visitors and locals enjoy the best spots to share in the gorgeous sunset moments. Another temple sits besides the main courtyard, named Masceti Ulun Tanjung Temple, and to which local villagers pray for protection – in historical times, against famine and disease. Read More...

    • Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
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    Biasa ArtSpace is the sister enterprise of the renowned Bali-based Biasa fashion brand. It is located only steps away from the Biasa Seminyak flagship store on the main road, and houses a fine collection of contemporary art that will appeal to art and fashion lovers in mind. Regular exhibitions are held featuring great and upcoming contemporary Indonesian artists are masters at various forms from paintings, figurines, to enigmatic sculpture and other awe-inspiring works. Upstairs is a mini library where shelves filled with art books and magazines flank cosy sofas. At the other far end is a dedicated art restoration studio. You find anything the same on your second visit, as exhibits swiftly change. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11:00 – 19:00, Sat 13:00 – 18:00
    • Location: Jalan Raya Seminyak 34, Seminyak
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 847 5766
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    Echo Beach is one of Bali’s most recently christened surf spots. The nickname overshadows its local name ‘Pantai Batu Mejan’, after a significant Balinese Hindu sea temple on site. Sharing the serene rice field-landscaped region of Canggu with other wave-riding haunts such as Berawa, Seseh and Pererenan, Echo Beach has become most popular due to its advanced reef breaks, 180-degree seascape and sunsets, and array of delicious seafood cafes set on a high vantage point from where to enjoy it all. While the coast is excellent for sunbathing, leisurely strolls, and surf and landscape photographers, the waves of Echo Beach are strictly for advanced riders. The beach is clean and well-kept, and it’s a great place to chill with a laid-back vibe, great views, and delicious seafood. Read More...

    • Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu
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    For a team of up to six, you can have a great time solving riddles at Totem Room Escape Challenge Bali. Several choices of scenarios transport you into intricately designed ‘worlds’ or game rooms with a series of puzzles that only your combined inner sleuths can solve. A digital timer ticking away overhead adds to the adrenaline rush as your brain cells are kept firing until your ultimate ‘escape’. Four differently themed games are designed according varying difficulty levels, and each starts with a countdown timer set for 50 minutes. Read More...

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    Seminyak Beach offers a more refined resort feel compared to its neighbouring areas of Kuta and Legian, home to among the island’s best dining, nightlife and entertainment venues. Seminyak outshines the two as the island’s most prized beach resort area. Undercurrents are usually strong, and surfing is mostly for the advanced. Other activities to be had along the coast include horseback riding that starts from the Umalas stables in Canggu in the north, down to Seminyak’s Petitenget coast and Legian’s Blue Ocean Beach area. Seminyak sunsets are not to be missed, best enjoyed while chilling out with friends around the glitzy poolsides of the WooBar at the W Resort Bali, or down on the beachfront lawns of Ku De Ta or the Potato Head Beach Club. Read More...

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