Canggu is an area that has newly been developed for tourism. It is a 15 minute drive from Kuta or you can take a leisurely stroll to Canggu along the beach up from Seminyak. Unspoiled, quiet and far removed from the bustle of the shopping regions, Canggu has an unique charm all its own where you can experience the white sand beach, energetic gamelan concerts, and exotic religious rituals. The fragrance of jasmine fills the air at the local flower market, and in the morning the children of the village sweep away the cempaka flowers that have fallen to ground during the night.
At night, the beach is alive with luminous plankton and the stars of the southern hemisphere are sprinkled across the sky like rice grains on black velvet. If you are lucky you might arrive during the village temple's anniversary, which occurs every 210 days according to the Balinese lunar calendar. Wear a traditional sarong and sash and you will be allowed to enter the temple's sacred inner courtyard.