Bajra Sandhi Monument is located in front of the Bali Governor Office in Renon, Denpasar. Set within beautiful parkland, it was built in order to mark the struggle of the Balinese people throughout history. It’s a cultural landmark for the Balinese and a huge draw for international visitors.
This huge monument is as popular for its surroundings and unique architecture as it is for its cultural significance. It’s a three-tiered black stone structure with a tall tower that’s surrounded by courtyards. There’s a spiral staircase that leads up to the top of the monument offering 360-degree views of Denpasar, including the surrounding government buildings and the towers of the Denpasar Cathedral.
On the building’s second floor, a series of 33 dioramas trace Bali’s long and unique history, including various wars and other challenges the island has faced throughout the centuries. The dioramas trace Bali and its people from prehistoric times through to the introduction of Hinduism and the period of Dutch colonialism, right up until its independence, including its present-day political, economic, and social issues.
Bajra Sandhi Monument is located right in the heart of Denpasar in the government and business district of Renon, and can be easily reached by taxi or on foot. Other tourist destinations close by include Jagatnatha Temple, Badung Market, and the Bali Museum.