Bali is indeed famous in the world, including some parts of it. One of them is Sanur. Maybe many people immediately think of Sanur Beach when they hear the word.
However, Sanur is not just about one beach. There are many important things you need to know about this one of the famous areas on the island of the Gods.
Therefore, this time, Gotravela Indonesia will invite you to find out some interesting facts about Sanur.
Great Philosophical Meaning
Actually, Sanur is a Kelurahan (village level in general administration in Indonesia). It is located in the south of Denpasar City, the provincial capital of Bali.
It’s not the location that makes it unique, but the first interesting fact of Sanur is because it has a great philosophical meaning.
Former Mayor of Denpasar, Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, at an event in 2016, mentioned the origin of the word Sanur. He said Sanur from ‘Sa’ which means one and ‘Nur’ which means light.
Broadly speaking, it has a meaning as the light of life. This title is not wrong, considering that from here, you can see the beautiful sun rise panorama.
The pioneer of Bali Tourism
Then, the second interesting fact of Sanur is its position as a pioneer of Bali tourism. The story begins in 1973 when A.J. Le Mayeur, a Belgian artist, introduces Sanur as a holiday destination in Bali.
The man who has a Balinese wife, named Ni Polok, painted the white sand beach of Sanur to introduce its beauty to the world through art exhibitions.
This is the forerunner of Sanur Beach becoming famous and helping to raise the name of Bali until now to the international world.
Has Many Wonderful Beaches
Next, an interesting fact about Sanur is that it has many beautiful beaches. Although Sanur is the most famous, but actually there are many other beautiful beaches.
If you stand on Sanur Beach, on your right there are many beaches. Such as Segara Ayu Beach, Sindhu Beach, Karang Beach, Semawang Beach, Mertasari Beach and Pengembak Beach.
Then, on your left, there are Padang Galak Beach and Matahari Terbit Beach—(Matahari Terbit means sun rise. Even though they are on the same coastline and have white sand, each beach offers different unique views.
Has Luxurious Harbor
By the way, the location of Matahari Terbit Beach is in the Sanur Harbor area.
This is the entry and exit point that connects Bali and Nusa Penida.
Interestingly, this port has such a beautiful design that is lifted from a traditional ship called the Mecadik Boat.
The ship looks unique with the decoration of Gajah Mina.
This is a Hindu mythological animal in the form of a fish with an elephant’s head.
Apart from being full of Balinese elements, this port is also very modern, as you can see in the picture on the side.
So, those are some interesting facts of Sanur that you need to know.
When are you going to go on vacation to this beautiful island of the Gods? Whenever you’re going to go, don’t forget to contact Gotravela to make your trip easier and more comfortable.
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