Alamat: BTDC Area Block P, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency
Situated in the Nusa Dua complex on the south end of the island, the Pasifika Museum is the island’s newest museum but is already among the top fifty tourist attractions. Inaugurated by Moetaryanto P. and Philippe Augier in 2006, designed by famed Balinese architect Popo Danes, with its eight pavilions and eleven exhibition halls, it is a renowned cultural centre of great social and educational importance. In the entrance pavilion, a cafe area welcomes visitors, diplomats, travellers, scholars and Balinese residents, all fascinated by the more than 600 works of art, an increasingly growing collection of paintings and sculptures, created by 200 artists from 25 different nations, all of whom lived in Pacific Asia and found inspiration for their precious masterpieces. Despite having only opened relatively recently, the museum has already received numerous awards and accolades, including a WCF Award in 2013, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism Prize of 2014 and the Sustainable Museum Prize for 2018 - 2019 (IMA). It is considered one of the best museums in Indonesia. In the halls of the Pasifika Museum, works of Indonesian artists are flanked by artists from India and Europe who lived in Indonesia and became fascinated by the customs and traditions of this remarkable population, as well as other artists from Asia and Southeast Asia from countries such as Laos, Vietnam, Polynesia, Oceania, Japan, China, Thailand and Myanmar.
Unusual Architecture for Meditation - Taman Ujung Water Palace
In 1909, the King of Karangasem ordered two architects to build a pool in the aquatic garden of Taman Ujung which would serve as a place of rest and meditation as well as a location to entertain the kingdom’s guests.