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Today's photograph from Bali features the seaside town of Candi Dasa (also spelled Candidasa) on Bali's East coast. Candi Dasa is a nice escape from the often crowded South but the town is getting more crowded and much of the beach is eroded. This is why we prefer it's little sister town of Amed. For tips, accomodations, and other travel information on Amed, check here.
That is not to say that Candi Dasa is not worth a visit and its a good place to stop for lunch as well. The Lotus group of restaurants has a spot there called Lotus Seaview and the food is quite good. The restaurant also boasts an impressive display of Chinese Antiquities, mainly Ming & Quing Dynasty porcelains and ceramics. The Lotus group also has bungalows in the area.
Candidasa is about an hour from Sanur by car. It is more relaxed than the hot spots of the South like Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, etc. One thing not to miss while visiting this area of Bali is The Bali Aga of Tenganan. The Bali Aga are known as the original Balinese people and predate Hinduism in Bali. Please see our post on it here as there are some precautions.