Kuta is a tight package of cultural diversity.
Kuta has already liberated itself from the shadow of the more well-known Bali towards its own slice of glory. Yet it retains a piece of Balinese charm, Kuta keeps a grip on its own cultural tapestry of vibrant celebrations, stylish bars, world-class restaurants and hotels.
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The only Kuta thing left from its neighbor is truly Balinese traditionalism. In Kuta flower petals are laid out every morning to gain the Hindu gods' favor, while the authentic energy found only in Kuta is retained up the coast at its pulsating clubbing scene, nightly parties and cultural density.
- Bali Bomb Memorial, a memorial to victims by the bombs on 12th October 2002
- Hard Rock Hotel, a popular tourist attraction worth your attention
- Waterbom Park, the biggest of its kind water park in Asia
- Paradiso Bowling Centre, an impressive bowling complex to relax during the game
- Kuta Square, a popular shopping area
The path Kuta paved from a small fishing village to the top destination began in 2500BC. After the first settlers from Asia arrived, Kuta saw the wave of immigration from the both the Hindu people and Indian. The area became the focus of European interest in 1597 when the Dutch introduced a trading post to the area. In 1950 Kuta exiled the Dutch presence with independence and began to flourish until the trouble came. In 2002 Kuta suffered from the car bomb attack, but local government took all measures to secure the city.
Despite the bombing brought loss to both Kuta's image and budget, the city has reinvented itself as a chic destination with sun-baked beaches and fantastic bars. As the city once served as the haunt for hippies, it is still attractive for those who fancy sea, sun and sand. Kuta teems with aquatic activities like diving, golfing, surfing and bungee-jumping to entertain by day, while its coastline offers explosive mix of clubs and bars to drink and dance the night away.
Friendly and vivid, Kuta is no longer a sleepy town, but offers a big city sophistication to explore with Booked.net.