Gallery Santrian, one of the most reputed galleries in Sanur, is located in Griya Santrian compound. Griya Santrian Gallery is not only a gallery, it is an alternative space for fine art and can be considered as one of the cultural meeting points of Sanur. Griya Santrian Gallery is an open space, both physically and conceptually conceived to promote Balinese culture. Hosting six regular exhibitions a year it introduces the visitor to its ideas and talents.
Le Mayeur Museum
The Museum Le Mayeur in Sanur is definitely a must-see place in Bali for the simple reason that some of Belgian artist Andrien Jean Le Mayeur's finest are housed here. Located just steps away from Sanur Beach, the museum features a good variety of the artist's paintings in both oil and water colors. Most of his paintings are of his wife Ni Pollok or other young Balinese women in various states of repose or doing traditional crafts such as weaving. La Mayeur's works capture the natural beauty of Bali and its culture long ago. With each brush stroke the viewer can envision the passion he had for his art and his wife Ni Pollok.
Padang Galak Beach
Before becoming the host venue for the International Annual Kite Festival every July, the beach was barely touched. A 10 to 20 knot onshore wind from June to August makes it the ideal place for kite flying hobbyists. Most of the locals in the area are farmers; even the potential fisheries remain untouched. Today tourist industries have become the backbone of Bali's economics yet Padang Galak remains Sanur's equilibrate. An ashram, Sri Krishna Blaram, was founded in this area as its pristine milieu makes an idyllic setting for meditation.
Pura Blanjong was built as a cenotaph of Sri Kesari Warmadewa and commemorates his journey to the east. The temple houses an important artifact of Bali history, the Blanjong pillar. The pillar has an inscription by King Sri Kesari himself which described of his military campaign written in both Balinese and Sanskrit. The Pura Blanjong is characterised by its coral instead of brick wall and twin sitting calf statues inside, sadly from which both heads have been removed. Apart from being one of the most sacred temples, Pura Blanjong shows you things of architectural and archaeological interest.
On the south-eastern side of Bali, Sanur beach is easily reachable from Denpasar, about a 5 to 10 minute drive. Sanur is an excellent site to watch the sun rises, as you jog along the white sandy beach. Being one of the first resort developed in Bali, Sanur maintains its traditions. Only a stone thrown away from the beach, ancient temples stand as solemn as they have been in centuries past.