Sanur

Only a short drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport is a little slice of paradise, Sanur in Bali. Though there are few records of life in Sanur prior to the turn of the 18th century, tourists can marvel at the 177cm tall stone column etched with 1,200-year-old script, thought to be the oldest man-made structure in Bali. The column resides by a beautiful Hindu temple, and is just one of the many religious monuments that are highly worth visiting in this vibrant town. There are also a number of fascinating museums to explore, plus busy markets and water sports to make the most of being in a place that has so much to offer. 
Sanur is a coastal stretch of Bali, meaning it is an ideal holiday destination for beach lovers, and those who enjoy relaxing or visiting the resident sea life. Guests can take snorkelling excursions, learn scuba diving, or stay above water on a sightseeing boat tour. Sanur has many exotic restaurants and dining experiences, so tourists can get a taste for the local food and even take a cookery class to pick up some tips. As well as sublime Indonesian food, there are a number of Italian, Asian and American restaurants, so international tourists can see how the food compares to a home cooked meal! 
The climate in Sanur remains somewhat steady throughout the year, maintaining an average temperature around the mid-twenties (Celsius). In the winter (June to September), residents feel the benefit of a cool breeze from the Indian Ocean, and in the summer (December to April) the temperatures can sore and the rainy season brings new exotic birds and colourful plant life. August is the driest month so this is a good time of year for travellers to visit, as the temperature is still pleasant without being overbearing.
The famous Le Mayeur Museum generally tops lists of interesting things to do in Sanur, being the former home of Belgian painter Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpes. The house is now open to the public and features approximately eighty of his best pieces from when he lived there between 1932 and 1958. Sanur also has a fascinating archaeology scene, with regular tours running for those interested in the history of the natural landscape, and several open markets that are great for picking up exotic fruits and vegetables. For travellers looking to kick back and just relax, there are a number of high quality spas where you can enjoy some pampering and well-deserved TLC!

 

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