Kuta is a town on the Indonesian island of Bali , south of the capital city of Denpasar is located. It has a mile-long, wide sandy beach, which is why there is a center of western package tourism has emerged. The sandy beach of Kuta is ideal for sunbathing, swimming and surfing. The cityscape is dominated mainly by hotels and nightclubs. Therefore, Kuta has developed over the last few years, “westernized” strong. Most tourists come from Indonesia, Germany, Japan, China, the Netherlands, India, Malaysia and Australia. The International Airport Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport is located near Kuta.
On 12 Kuta in October 2002 was the target of a terrorist attack by Islamic extremists . It was by the detonation of a car bomb destroyed two nightclubs and a total of 202 people in full, mostly Australians, were killed. At the Legian Street since a large monument with the names of the victims.
As a result of the attack broke the one on Bali tourism. The city and the island have not fully recovered from that event. On 1 October 2005 struck another attack with several deaths, the city again. Here, a bomb exploded in a restaurant on the busy shopping area at the Matahari department store. There were other explosions almost simultaneously in two beach restaurants in about 15 kilometers away Jimbaran .