The southern part of Bali is the tourism end of the island. Most of the package-tour hotels are found in this area, offering enjoyable places to reside, eat, drink and relax. Undoubtedly, Seminyak with its natural and cultural appeal as well as excellent facilities is one of Bali’s top tourist resorts.
Seminyak is a village situated in the south coast of Bali. Today, a great number of foreigners seen residing in the area that has become the center of Indonesian handicraft business. Also situated in the northern of Legian, Seminyak retains a small town atmosphere, with good traffic condition and no hawkers around. The beach is scruffy in parts and it is isolated from the “action” in Kuta. Besides, Seminyak is a Balinese village, which is still deeply rooted in its old traditions while probably having the highest per capita population of personal computers on Bali and in all indonesia.
Seminyak offers hundreds of places to stay and too many to list down. For archaeological remains enthusiasts, there is a general temple named Pura Peti Tenget. The temple is located on the beach facing the ocean. This temple was built around 16th century ago by the holy priest named Dang Hyang Nirartha from Java when he came to Bali for his holy journey along the west coast of Bali.
Both foreign and domestic tourists are seen visiting the temple everyday. The temple will look much livelier, especially when Hindu followers in Bali celebrate the temple anniversary, locally known as Odalan. Several members of the meditation associations are sometimes seen coming for meditation purposes, whether around the temple area or on the beach nearby