The Bajra Sandhi Monument is the centrepiece of the ‘Central Park’ of Denpasar, Taman Puputan, where many people come to take a break. A 1.5km 2 park filled with locals enjoying the sunshine, jogging and playing a myriad of sports. Taman Puputan itself stands as a monument to a mass ritual suicide by the Balinese people in the face of Dutch troops in 1906. The Bajra Sandhi Monument was erected as a monument to the history of the struggle faced by the Balinese people.
The monument consists of 3 floors:
- A top floor is a place of tranquillity with a view of the panorama of Denpasar.
- The second floor contains 33 dioramas depicting the Balinese people’s struggles throughout history, from the beginning of the Balinese kingdoms, the entrance of Hinduism, the Majapahit era, colonialism, and the struggle of independence, up to the present day.
- The ground floor contains a library, exhibition room, conference room, administrative room, and restrooms.
Take the day to experience the monument, relax in Puputan park and enjoy the extensive selection of restaurants and cafes available in the Renon area.
You will also be able to see the Governor’s office located across the road from the park and enjoy the architecture of the government buildings in the surrounding area.
Located close to the Denpasar Immigration Office and the Sanur tourist area, The Bajra Sandhi Monument is a must see for those who want to understand more about the history of Bali and its people.