The Best Public Art to Enjoy in Bali

Graffiti art in Bali
Graffiti art in Bali | © Thomas Timien/Flickr
Edira Putri

Bali’s rich cultural and spiritual values translate well into the arts, including those that tourists can enjoy in public places for free. From ancient epoch-inspired statues to contemporary murals and graffiti, explore the best public art in Bali.

1. The Statue of Titi Banda


Majestically standing on Bali’s busy three-way junction in East Denpasar, the statues of Titi Banda depict a particular scene from the Hindu epic Ramayana, where Rama departs on a journey to save the love of his life, Sita. Faced with a massive ocean, Rama gets help from millions of monkeys who work together to build a long and solid bridge for him, named the Titi Banda Bridge. This particular statue only shows about 20 monkeys in action, but it’s still mighty epic. For locals, the story of Titi Banda teaches lessons of teamwork and loyalty, and also provides a magnificent backdrop for selfies.

2. Bali Bombing Memorial


Remembering the lives lost during the island’s greatest tragedy, a beautiful memorial stands strong in the heart of Kuta. The names of the 202 Bali Bombing victims are written on a black placard in sympathy and remembrance. Occasionally, families, friends and activists hold prayers, light candles, bring flowers or bring letters to the memorial to remember their loved ones. Other tourists cherish the spot for its aesthetic and beauty, with majestic architecture and surrounding greenery, a testament to the island’s hope and courage against terrorism.

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