Not much activity takes place in Seminyak other than lolling on the beach or shopping till you literally drop (into a hole on the street), or just enjoying your well-earned rest. Remember, the rip currents here make swimming a risky prospect. Most visitors use Seminyak as a base for day trips to explore the rest of the island.

Petitenget Temple -- As one of the directional temples on the island, Petitenget (along Jl. Petitenget) is a beautiful and busy site on the beach and a beehive of activity. Tip: Several banjars are attached to the temple and the best time to see it is during Melasti (once a year 3 days before Nyepi; Mar 16, 2010, Apr 4, 2011, and Mar 23, 2012) when thousands of villagers arrive marching in unison towards the temple and through to the beach to cleanse their souls.

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