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About 10km north of Denpasar, Kapal is the garden-feature and temple-doodad centre of Bali. If you need a green tiger or other decorative critter (we saw a pink beaver) rendered in colours not found in nature, then this is your place! (Although shipping might be a pain.) Kapal is on the main road to the west, so it might be worth getting out of the traffic just to walk with the animals.

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