Badung is Bali's southernmost regency and home to some of the island's best-known tourists destinations. Here, the possibilities are endless, from exploring the richness of Balinese culture to enjoying the cool blue waters of Bali's beaches to shopping, dining, spas and nightclubbing in style.With a world-class tourism infrastructure combined with traditional cultural attractions, Badung is a wonderful base for exploring Bali's many charms.
Badung offers something for everyone, whether it's relaxing on palm-fringed tropical beaches, braving the waves, shopping for fabulous fashion or handicrafts, or dining on an international fushion of creative cuisine. Arts and culture enthusiasts will likewise have no shortage of choices.
Performing arts, including dance, gamelan orchestra and shadow puppetry, also play an important role in the social and spiritual life of Badung. Performances tell dramatic tales from Balinese history or present comics takes on Balinese life. Many hotels invite local groups to perform for their guests, often a bridging or translating performances to make them more accessible. As in the rest of Bali, in Badung the arts are woven into religious life, and visitors who are lucky enough to witness a temple ceremony also stand a chance of seeing an unforgetable presentation of traditional musics and dances.
(Source : Bali Interactive CD-Rom "Bali, the Island of Peace" by Bali Tourism Authority, 2000)