BELEGA AND BONA VILLAGE
SEBATU AND PUJUNG VILLAGE
BATU KAANG VILLAGE
Bali has traditional villages,
the village also tradition from along time ago until nowadays. Now
this village become a tourism places, many visitor want to visit
there. Bellow some of the traditional village in Bali;
The Mengwi Kingdom administration born in 1634 grew to be among
the island’s most powerful political power until 1891, where
a disastrous war dissolved the palace, but the temple survives.
Today visitors can observe the wonderful temple complex, Taman Ayun,
built during the Mengwi heydays, with its massive garden and pool.
A museum called Manusa Yadnya, human rites of passage, nearby has
a collection of works depicting a complete set of Hindu ceremonies
since a baby is carried in the mother womb until he dies.
Location: This village is located in North Badung, 15 km north of
Facility: traditional food stalls, souvenir shops, and public transports.
The term Batubulan, moon rock, was taken from
a stone shaping like a moon, discovered by Dewa Agung Kalasan, an
adopted son of a local king, when he cleared a jungle to build his
palace. He decided to name this area Batubulan. Now the stone is
well kept at the royal temple nearby the palace. Batubulan is worth
noted for their dances and sculptures. The famous Kecak and Barong
dances are performed daily.
Located: Batubulan belongs to the sub-district Sukawati, Gianyar,
10 km east of Denpasar.
Facility: Traditional food stall, painting and handicraft galleries.
In the thirteenth century Mas was governed
by an evil king Sri Aji Astasura Ratna Bumi Banten, and so did his
followers. The evil practice lasted in the following centuries until
Java’s powerful army arrived. A new king, Manik Mas, was installed.
To make the area free from the bad past habit, a purification ceremony
was administered, Punyan Tangi tangi tree was planted. The tree
still survives today in the inner court yard of Pulemas Temple Mas
villagers are mostly sculptors, producing ones from stone, wood,
Location: Mas Village is located in Gianyar, 20 km east of Denpasar.
Facility: visitors can buy kinds of statue or the other handicraft
in the art galleries around the village.
BELEGA AND BONA VILLAGES
Both Belega and Bona Villages are well known
for their bamboo craftsmanship, including table, chair, wardrobe,
musical instruments. Bona has a nightly Kecak dance performance
Location: Belega and Bona Villages belong to sub-district of Blahbatuh,
Gianyar, 30 km from Denpasar.
Facility: art galleries displaying bamboo handicrafts
SEBATU AND PUJUNG VILLAGES
The name of Sebatu, according Usada Bali manuscript,
is taken from a legend called Mayadenawa. The self-proclaimed god,
Mayadenawa made all the people to worship him until he was defeated
by god Indra and ran away into a jungle, transforming himself into
various kinds of creatures until he slipped on a stone and died.
The location was then called Sauhbatu, or Sebatu as it is known
today (sauh for slip and stone for batu).
Most Sebatu villagers are sculptors and farmers. Most sculptors
work in their front yard and sell the statues directly to customers.
Beautifully arranged rice fields dominate right and left side of
the main road leading to a village temple with a bathing spring
Location: Sebatu and Pujung Villages are north of Ubud, 38 km from
Another art village, the densely populated
Peliatan is home to famous artists such as Wayan Gandra, Made Lebah
and Rudolf Bonnet along with several painting museums and many art
galleries. Traditional dance or gamelan orchestra classes are available.
An afternoon walk along the pristine village is a good past time.
Location: Peliatan Village belongs to the sub-district of Ubud,
Gianyar, 22 km from Denpasar.
Celuk is the right destination for gold and
silver lovers, where its main road is adorned with many gold or
silver galleries in traditional or modern buildings. Good quality
gold or silver accessories in unusual designs and fair pricing,
some even made to your order, if you have your own design.
Location: Celuk village is located in main road five km East of
BATU KAANG VILAGE
The name of Batu Kaang, meaning hill of rock,
refers to the location it was built. The village is perched 1,150
meters above the sea level on the rocky hill. Batukaang villagers
keep their pre-Hindu megalithic rituals along with the modern Hindu’s
culture, a cultural mix. A beautiful view from atop with mild temperature.
Location: Batukaang Village belongs to the sub-district of Kintamani,
35 km from Bangli.
The name of Trunyan, from Taru means tree
and Menyan means substance of good smell, was taken from the sweet
smelling Banyan tree occupying its cemetery. Trunyan village is
squeezed tightly by the Batur Lake and the outer ridge of Mt. Batur.
Trunyanese were indigenous Balinese who were “driven out”
to this present location as modern Balinese arrived from Java’s
Majapahit empire, themselves were driven out by the arrival of Islam.
Unlike modern Balinese who cremate a dead body, Trunyanese simply
arrange them under the Banyan trees, the smell of which prevents
the bad odor from the decomposing remains. After awhile, a certain
ceremony follows and the skull of the dead is joined with others
on the altar nearby.
Location: Trunyan village is located across of Lake Batur, sub-district
of Kintamani, Bangli, 65 north of Denpasar. Visitors usually rent
a boat or traditional yacht which can be found around Batur Lake
Tihingan Village is known as the producer
of Gamelan, traditional music instruments made from bronze or copper,
used for escorting Balinese dances and some ritual ceremonies. The
villagers are descendant of Pande family, those experts in metal
related business. Tihingan’s gamelan is a well-known brand
nationwide, for its special tone and appearance. Visitors can learn
to play it at Gamelan studio around nearby the village temple.
Location: Tihingan Village belongs to the sub-district of Banjarangkan,
Klungkung, 3 km west of the capital Semarapura.
Kamasan Village is known from its puppet paintings
and silver and chopper handicrafts. The Balinese puppet, Wayang,
is a media for religious education as well as mode of entertainment,
through its epic stories. The Dutch colonials discover this painting
technique as unique for its natural color and distinct style, never
been found in any other art village on Bali. Egg paintings were
first developed here. Kamasan also produce silver or chopper households
engraved with puppet painting characters.
Location: Kamasan Village is located 1, 5 km south of Semarapura.
Traditional horse-drawn chart Dokar is a popular transport in this
Tenganan is one of two indigenous locally
known as Bali Aga, the beginning of Bali, driven into the mountainous
interiors when modern Balinese arrived from Java by the end of the
fourteenth century. Tengananese developed their distinct culture,
combining pre-Hindu megalithic tradition with the Hinduism. Most
houses are made from concrete bricks roofed with dry grasses called
Somi. Girls must marry a local boy. A married man carries Keris
traditional dagger whenever he goes outside of their housing compound
as a symbol a family guardian.
Tenganan is also known for the distinct double ikat weaving, kain
grinsing, and the annual celebrated friendly yet bloody battle Perang
Pandan, usually held in June.
Armed with a handful of pandanus thorny leaves, two fighters enter
the ring with a singe aim, wounding his opponent body as much as
it causes “blood to drops on the dance floor”. This
dance prepares young lads to be strong guardians for their village,
which they believe a sacred land compared to the rest of Bali. An
elder man acting as a referee will only stop the fight when a fighter
is wounded and blood runs down falling to the ground.
Located: Tenganan Village accessible from Candidasa, a popular destination
in Karangasem, about 70 km east of Denpasar.
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