While there has been a lot of development on the island of Bali in recent years, there are still many beautiful rural spots and hidden gems just waiting to be explored.
Before tourism, the island of Bali was largely an agricultural society with rice being the staple crop.
The village of Sanur has a rich history and it is one of Bali’s only tourism destinations that successfully manages to respect the past and embrace the future. Sanur came into prominence in 1904 when a Chinese ship ran aground on an outer reef and its wares were plundered by local fishermen. This incident led to an invasion by Dutch colonial troops and a bloody battle that saw Denpasar’s royal family massacred.