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Cultural Tourism in Bali Islands

Bali is a small island located in Indonesia and during the holiday season, there are many tourist who come to Bali. Bali is located south of the equator, it causes Bali to have a tropical climate. So it will get sunshine all year round. Because of this, Bali is the perfect place to sunbathe. Bali is not just a place to bask in the sun, Bali has many things to enjoy when you choose to holiday in Bali.

Bali and cultural tourism

Bali is synonymous with unique and interesting culture to see and learn. Each region in Bali has a different culture and it makes Bali has a variety of cultures. When on holiday in Bali, cultural tourism in Bali is an activity that you should do.

Tenganan Village

Tenganan Village, located in Manggis District, Karangasem Regency, is a village that still refers to the cultures of their ancestors in their daily lives. One of the interesting things about Tenganan village is the tradition of wearing gringsing cloth and “megeret pandan” tradition. Tenganan village has distinctive characteristics in its buildings, the buildings here still use ancestral heritage architecture. So when you visit Tenganan village, the impression of ancient Bali is very strong.

Penglipuran Village

Like Tenganan village, Penglipuran village is a village that still refers to the cultures left by their ancestors in their daily lives. Penglipuran Village is located in Kubu District, Bangli Regency. The interesting thing about this village is the layout of the village which is divided into three main parts and the customs that are applied. This makes this village neatly organized.

Trunyan Village

Apart from Mount Batur and Lake Batur, Kintamani has a village that has a unique culture inherited from their ancestors. Trunyan Village is a village in Bangli Regency which is located on the edge of Lake Batur. Access to Trunyan village is done by crossing Lake Batur by boat. The most interesting thing in Trunyan village is the funeral procession carried out by the local community. Burial in Trunyan does not involve burying, but simply laying on the ground. Even though it is only placed on the ground, it does not make the area emit a strong odor because there is a tree named “Taru Menyan” which cover the unpleasant smell. This makes Trunyan village interesting to visit for cultural tourism.

Kertagosa

kertagosa bali

Kertagosa is a building part of the Klungkung kingdom which previously functioned as a court. Kertagosa is located in the center of Semarapura city, Klungkung district. The Kertagosa building consists of two main buildings, namely Bale Kambang and Bale Kertagosa. The characteristic of Kertagosa is the traditional wayang painting on the ceiling of the building. where the painting has the theme of the law of karma or the consequences of every action taken.

Besakih Temple, biggest temple in Bali

Besakih Mother Temple

Besakih Temple is located at the hillside of Mount Agung and it is the largest temple in Bali which a place for Hindu to pray. Besakih Temple is located in Karangasem Regency, precisely in Besakih Village. You can see the splendor of the temple buildings combined with the panoramic view of Mount Agung. When you visit Besakih Temple, you must wear a sarong when entering the temple area and you can rent it near the location. The temple forbidden for women who is menstruating.

Tanah Lot Temple, The Icon of Bali

Tanah Lot Temple, Bali

Located in Tabanan Regency, it is one of the icons of the Bali island and called Tanah Lot Temple. Tanah Lot Temple is a temple that is on a rock and is located on the beach. When visiting Tanah Lot Temple, it is possible to enjoy the panoramic sunset. Just like Besakih Temple and other temples in Bali, Tanah Lot Temple is one of the holy places for Hindus, so the visitor must wear a sarong when entering the temple area and you can rent it near the location. The temple forbidden for women who is menstruating.

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple, Bali

Located at the southern tip of the Bali island, Uluwatu Temple is a mandatory destination when you visit Bali. Uluwatu Temple is located in Pecatu Village, Badung Regency. The location of Uluwatu Temple is on a steep cliff and below is the sea. So if you are afraid of heights, it’s better not to look down. The thing you need to be aware of when visiting Uluwatu Temple is the presence of fierce monkeys there. It is recommended not to bring valuables and excessive accessories when entering the Uluwatu temple area, because this will attract the attention of the monkeys there. Apart from enjoying the panoramic view of the sea and the beauty of the temple on the cliff, you can also watch a Kecak dance performance with the sunset as the background.

Sources

https://tes.klungkungkab.go.id/halaman/detail/kertagosa-klungkung

https://www.indonesia.travel/id/id/ide-liburan/10-destinasi-wisata-budaya-bali-yang-sayang-dilewatkan

https://plazarenon.com/art-and-culture/mageret-pandan-yadnya-dari-desa-tenganan

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