Kecak Dance

The Kecak Dance 

Its name is derived from the sound “cak”, pronounced “chok”, which is chanted in complex interlocking patterns that are like the rhythmic patterns played on the gamelan. The modern form of kecak originated from Gianyar village of Bedulu in the 1930s as a result commissioned by the German expatriate artist, Walter Spies. He wished to create a performance that could be enjoyed by a small coterie of expatriate artists like himself, as well as friends and guests to the island. 

The modern performance of Kecak is a sensational sight to behold. Hundreds of barechested men sit in a circle with a flickering single oil lamp in the middle. “Cak – Cak – Cak”, the chant begins and the men start dancing and swaying to the rhythmic reverberation of their own voices. Hands raised to the sky, bodies shaking in unison, the chorus performs the highly structured piece of vocal music for about an hour. This unique dance holds the title of being the most popular dance in Bali.

Uluwatu Kecak Dance

Kecak Dance is the most popular show in Bali and was always full of spectators. The only outdoor show with a captivating sunset view.

Kecak dance is one of Bali’s most popular dances. Kecak Dance can be found in several places in Bali, but that at Uluwatu is the most interesting to watch.

Uluwatu Temple is the temple that is rich in historic value and the value of magic. This temple is so extraordinary, standing on a cliff with a height of approximately 30 feet in the middle of lambasting the Indian Ocean. Uluwatu is known as a good place to surf and spend time on the beach.

Another very popular attraction is the sunset or sunset.

Kecak Dance, begins at 18:00 or just before sunset. The show took the play is the story of Ramayana with the main characters like Rama, Shinta, Ravana and some leaders with acting funny clown-servants, can refresh the atmosphere. website exists to allow you to get tickets Kecak dance at Uluwatu.

Dance & Music ScheduleBarong, Kecak, LegongNot including non commercial performance, for religious, social and other activities.


Performance Location Time
Everyday  Barong and Keris Dance  Batubulan Village, Gianyar  09:30 AM 
Catur Eka Budi, 
Jl. Waribang, Kesiman, Denpasar 
09:30 AM 
Kecak Dance Werdi Budaya (Art Center), 
Jl. Nusa Indah, Denpasar
06:30 PM
Catur Eka Budi, 
Jl. Waribang, Kesiman, Denpasar
06:30 PM
Kecak and Fire Dance Batubulan Village, Gianyar 06:30 PM
Barong Dance Sidan, Gianyar 09:00 PM
Sunday Kecak Fire and Trance Dance Padang Tegal, Ubud, Gianyar 07:00 PM
Legong of Mahabrata Ubud Palace, Gianyar 07:30 PM
The Peliatan Master (Legong) ARMA, Ubud, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Womens Gamelan with Child Peliatan Village, 2km from Ubud 07:30 PM
Monday Kecak and Fire Dance Junjungan Village, Gianyar 07:00 PM
Legong Dance Ubud Palace, Ubud, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Ciwa Ratri Dance Pura Dalem Puri, Ubud, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Barong and Keris Dance Jaba Pura Padang Kerta, Ubud 07:30 PM
Arjuna Tapa Story Jaba Pura Desa Kutuh, Ubud 07:30 PM
Tuesday Ramayana Ballet Ubud Palace, Ubud, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Spirit of Bali Jaba Pura Desa Kutuh, Ubud 07:30 PM
Kecak Fire and Trance Dance Jaba Pura Padang Kerta, Ubud 07:30 PM
Wayang Kulit Kerta Accomodation, Ubud 08:00 PM
Legong Dance Puri Kaleran, Peliatan, Ubud 07:30 PM
Wednesday Dance Drama of Sunda Upasunda Ubud Palace, Ubud, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Legong and Barong Dance Br. Tengah, Peliatan, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Kecak and Fire Dance Padang Tegal Ubud, Gianyar 07:00 PM
Thursday Kecak Dance Puri Agung, Peliatan, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Gabor Dance Ubud Palace, Ubud, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Calonarang Drama Mawang Village, Gianyar 07:00 PM
Friday Barong and Keris Dance Ubud Palace, Ubud, Gianyar 07:00 PM
Kecak Fire and Trance Dance Pura Dalem, Ubud, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Legong Dance Peliatan Village, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Saturday Legong Dance Ubud Palace, Ubud, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Pura Dalem Puri, Ubud, Gianyar 07:30 PM
Calonarang Drama Mawang Village, Gianyar 07:00 PM
Kecak Fire and Trance Dance Padang Tegal, Ubud, Gianyar 07: 00PM
Wayang Kulit Kerta Accomodation, Ubud 08:00 PM
1st and 15th 
Every Month
Gambuh The Classical Dance Pura Desa, Batuan Village, Gianyar 07:00 PM
Every Full and 
New Moon
Kecak Dance ARMA open stage, Ubud, Gianyar

07:00 PM

Source: Bali Government Tourism Office 2001 For reservation, please contact 99Bali

Ulu Watu Temple

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple is a Hindu temple set on the cliff bank in south part of Bali Peninsula. It is one of Sad Kahyangan Temple in Bali (six big groups of Bali Temples), located in Pecatu Village, Sub district of South Kuta, and Badung Regency or about 25 Km southerly part of Denpasar town. It is situated on the coral reef sordid to sea about 80 meters above the sea level. It is featured by a small dry forest which is mostly called by Alas Kekeran (interdict forest) which is belong to the temple and dwelt by a lot of monkeys and other animal. Name of Uluwatu was come from the word Ulu meaning the head and Watu meaning stone. Therefore Uluwatu Temple mean the temple built in tip of coral reef.

Uluwatu Temple in Story

In the right and left of temple building or Pelinggih Ida Bagus Ratu Jurit located in complex of Uluwatu Temple, there are two stone mangers that look like a boat. When both of it are united, hence it’s look similar to sarcophagus, the famous stone from megalithic era culture. There is archaeology omission coming from 16 centuries in firm of arch or winged entrance gate. Winged entrance gate is one of the scarce archaeology omissions. Winged entrance gate that is existing in Uluwatu Temple (a period of its making) can be compared with the same one located in mosque complex in Sendangduwur Village, Lamongan, East Java. The period of its making is relevant with the year Candrasengkala found at this inscription. Candrasengkala founded in the mosque is written by the wording Gunaning Salira Tirta Hayu meaning year 1483 Saka or 1561 Masehi.

If the sarcophagus that existing in Dalem Jurit complex area represents the artifact, hence Uluwatu Temple represents the place sanctified since era of megalithic culture (About 500 S.M). In papyrus of Usana Bali mentioned that Mpu Kuturan (The Hindu Priest who spread out the Hinduism in Bali) had built a lot of temple in this island and one of them Uluwatu Temple. In papyrus of Dwijendra Tatwa has been elaborated that Mpu Kuturan had visited this temple twice those are:

  1. The first visit when he conducts the Tirtha Yatra (the journey to visit the holy places). His heart had jolted and heard a soul whisper that place good for worshiping God when arrive in Uluwatu. On that time, he chose this place as a place for Ngeluwur (re of soul /dead leave without body to return to the origin/moksa). Pursuant to the consideration then he set mind to build the Parhayangan or extend the building of Uluwatu Temple which there have previously. When Mpu Kuturan extend the building of Uluwatu Temple, he build hostel as residence and then the ex- the hostel building is used by the local people as a shrine named the Gong Hill Temple (Pura Bukit Gong). The building of Parhyangan in Uluwatu Temple is done by Mpu Kuturan in the early 16 century after he lifted to become the Purohita (priest of king adviser) from king of Dalem Waturenggong commander in the year 1460-1552 .
  2. Mpu Kuturan on his second visit has reached the nature Moksa. OnTuesday of Kliwon Medangsya (Balinese Calendar), it was witnessed by a fisherman, his name Ki Pasek Nambangan, he looked the flash with very bright light step into the space called Ngeluwur.


Implicit at papyrus Padma Bhuwana that Uluwatu Temple draw in the direction that is located in Southwest functioning to worship the Rudra God, one of the god in nine god (Dewata Nawa Sanga). Rudra God is the Deity Siwa as Pemralina or return to provenance. In this papyrus also mention that Uluwatu Temple is the Kahyangan World worshiped by entire Hindu people. Since this area is opened for public, it is visited by many people from all over the world because it has beautiful panorama with spectacular sunset and stunning view of Indian Ocean and deep the cliff bank. It is the perfect to visit in Bali.


Ubud Village

Ubud Village is a traditional village supervising 13 Banjar (group of community) and 6 custom countryside. It is located in Ubud sub district, Gianyar Regency and about 20 km from Denpasar Town. Ubud Vilage can be reached within 30 minutes or 15 minutes from Gianyar Town and this place is situated in the high land about 300 meter above sea level. Ubud is surrounded by the good temperature compare with other regions in Bali where the temperatures are relative cool that is ideally for everyone to stay in this beautiful place. This village is occupied 9.800 peoples which most of them are Hindu. They able to keep the environment naturally so that way this place usually used by many tourist/people/actors to get the art inspiration.

 The Born of Ubud Village

Ubud Village is also well known as a culture village where we easily find the local community presenting traditional cultures from the ritual up to the traditional dance performances. This village own the rich culture with the history heritage of all big actors, especially all famous artists, for example I Gusti Nyoman Lempad (1862 – 1978), Anak Agng Gede Sobrat (1919 – 1992), I Gusti Made Deblog (1910 – 1968), afterward caught up by others like, I Gusti Ketut Kobot, Ida Bagus Made, Dewa Putu Bedil, Ida Bagus Rai and others. The popularity of all above artists follows to give the inspiration to all west artists to live in Ubud Bali. In year 1920′s, two European artist people that are Rodolf Bonnet from Dutch and Walter Spies from Germany inscribe the new history of artistic growth paint the countryside of Ubud. Second, the European artist introduce the European esthetics technique especially illumination area, shadow, perspective and anatomy. All local artists permeate the new technique matching with value and base on local mind fixed take the traditional so that able to give the separate identity by the name Ubud. Ubud Village progressively famous as a born area of all painters because the existence of the cooperation between Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati and Rudolf Bonnet to form the Pita Maha. Pita Maha represent a place to discuss the artistic growth and problem paint, and also to compare mind to each other and introducing result of art which they own.

How to Visit Ubud Village?

Ubud Village Tour is an exciting tour package to visit places interest in this village and surrounding area. There are other Ubud Tour Package available which all of them visit this village like Elephant Ubud Tour, Rafting Ubud Tour , Elephant Safari Ubud Tour and Ayung Rafting Ubud Tour .


Ubud Place to Stay

Ubud is one of tourist places in Bali provides many hotels from luxury until the low budget. We can recommend the following hotels in Ubud which you can select one of them based on your budget:



What’s Ubud

Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali. For more than a century, it has been the island’s preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. While it once was a haven for scruffy backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists and bohemians, Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors and connoisseurs. Famous names walk its busy sidewalks everyday. Elegant five star hotels and sprawling mansions now stand on its outskirts, overlooking the most prized views in Bali. Nonetheless, Ubud is still popular with backpackers, mystics and all the finest fringe elements of global society. Ubud is not “ruined”. Its character is too strong to be destroyed. It still draws people who add something; people who are actively involved in art, nature, anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism, “alternative modalities,” and more.

Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you’re visiting Bali; if you’re looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali — scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, cheap accommodation and unique luxury hotels. And it’s central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.

Why peruse these web pages?
The real Ubud is under the surface. There are plenty of interesting things on the main streets, but most of the magic of Ubud is hidden away. In the backstreets, backwaters, courtyards and cafes. In people’s hearts, minds, and dreams. This part of the Bali web site was built to show you how to go behind the facade and find the real Ubud, and the real Bali, without having to spend all your time searching for it. There’s no point in repeating what’s in the guidebooks, so we’ve tried not to. If you’re interested in Ubud, there are at least a dozen guidebooks on Bali available and they all provide information on Ubud. Use this web site before you go to guidebooks, to find out what makes Ubud so special. Then use it after the guidebooks for up-to-date information, news and features about our extra ordinary town.

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot Temple  

Tanah Lot Temple is located in coastal side of Beraban countryside, Kediri sub district and Tabanan Regency. It is situated in 30 Km in west side of Denpasar town and about 11 Km in south side of Tabanan town. The temple is built on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minute by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. This temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular view of sunset. At some nooks of coral reef around Tanah Lot Temple there are holy tame snake in black and white color where according to the local society believe that it as a deity property and as the guard of the temple from the bad influence.



The word of Tanah Lot is consisted of two words that are Tanah word interpreted as a reef looking like gili or isle. Lot or Lod word has meaning the sea. So Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea. The location is now called as Tanah Lot has been used at a Megalithic period as a place that looked into holy, proven from the existence of menhir. Pursuant to environmental condition, hence the structure of Tanah Lot Temple is built at irregular reef plain of its angle which is only consisted of one plain yard as Jeroan.


The function of this temple can be realized from the function of the main temple building which is located in the temple main area. In this place, there is a main temple to worship the god in form of Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, the sea power. The media of worship to this god is the temple building with 5 storied meanwhile the 3 storied temple building in north part of this area is purposing to worship to Dang Hyang Nirartha.

In order to know the status of Tanah Lot Temple can be realized from the temple history, function and also incoming devotee existence pray when temple ceremony is held. In this case can be realized as follows:

  • Tanah Lot Temple as dang Kahyangan(the big Holy Temples in Bali ), because the history and the Penyiwi (The people taking care of the temple) are from the local people from Tabanan regency and surrounding area
  • Tanah Lot temple as Segara Temple, because its function as sanctum to worship the Bhatara Segara, the God with manifestation as the ocean Power Deity

The unique animal can be seen in this temple area is the snake which are generally can be met in the coast. Part of its stomach there are no athwart skin, there is only small skin, but this sea water snake very noxious but snakebite case are very seldom happened, because the sea water snake generally very passive.

What to See in Tanah Lot

As a favorite tourism destination in Bali, Tanah Lot owns a magnificent view in particular at the sunset time where the sun slows down to the earth stomach. Every visitor who is paying a visit to this place will be marveled to see the beauty panorama of Tanah Lot. Beside of this temple, there are other temples which can be seen on your visit to Tanah Lot like Batu Bolong Temple, Batumejan Temple and Enjung Galuh Temple.


Sanur Beach

Sanur Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach with calm and warm seawater located in east part of Denpasar Town. The beach location in eastside and south part of Sanur Village is an edge of Indonesia Ocean. This place has famous since long time, especially when the happening of the Puputan Badung war on 20 September 1906, where that moment the Dutch colonist land its army in this coast. There is a stone monument found in this place as an inscription of Sri Kesari Warmadewa King with the palace in Singhadwala year 917, whereabouts now there are in Blanjong, southern part of Sanur Beach.

Sanur Beach, a Tourist Place in Bali

Sanur Beach is first time introduced by Belgium artist called A.J. Le Mayeur and his wife named Ni Polok which remains in Sanur since year 1937. He has performed his own masterpiece painting exhibition and start introduces Sanur as a tourist place in Bali. In south-east side, we can see the bunch of Nusa Penida Island and eastside we can see beautiful panorama of Bali strait with its Agung Mount as a backdrop. The tropical atmosphere sweep entire of Sanur Beach that makes it as an ideal place for relaxation. It is also blessed by the breathtaking view of sunrise that one is the fascination for tourist to visit and stay in this place.


Beautiful Beach Resorts in Bali

Sanur Beach is located only 4 km from downtown of Denpasar and it can be easily reached by car or motorcycle. It is many visited by foreign and local tourists especially on the weekend and holiday season. At the night of full moon, many people come to this place for relaxation, swimming or enjoy the beauty of coast. The Le Mayeur Museum is one of the art museums in Sanur also a lot of drawing the tourist enthusiasm to visit this place. As a tourist place in Bali, Sanur Beach is one of the alternative place to perform the event from local, national and also international. For example events are held in this place like Kite and Jukung Race. Other tourists facilities can be found in this place are the existence of hotels with international standard like The Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Bali Hyatt Resort, Sanur Beach Hotel and more. The various of this tourism facilities are mixed with other facilities for local resident are making the good combination tourist area which is different like Nusa Dua that is a closed area. The art shop, accommodation fromhotels until five star hotels, bar and restaurant are quite a lot available in this place.


Pendet Dance

The Story Of Pendet Dance

Pendet initially is a worship dance that many exhibited in the temple, a place to worship of Hindus in Bali, Indonesia. This dance symbolizes the welcoming of the gods fall into the natural world. Gradually, as the times, the Balinese artists change Pendet be “welcome”, but still contains elements of the sacred-religious. Creator / choreographer of modern dance forms are I Wayan Rindi (? – 1967).

Pendet is a statement of the offering in the form of a ceremonial dance. Unlike performing dances that require intensive training, Pendet be danced by all people, men and women, adults and girls pemangkus.

This dance is taught simply by following the movement and rarely done in banjar-banjar. The young girls follow the movements of the more senior women who understand their responsibilities in providing a good example.


This daughter dance has a movement pattern that is more dynamic than Rejang dance that performed in groups or pairs. Usually displayed after Rejang Dance at the temple yard and generally facing the direction of the sacred (pelinggih) with ceremonial dress, and each dancer brings sangku, jars, bowls, and other offerings equipment.

Legong Dance

Legong Keraton 

The most graceful of Balinese dances, this is the epitome of classical Balinese female dancing. A legong, as the dancer is known, is often a young girl of eight or nine years, rarely older than her early teens. It was first created in the 18th Century and is usually the first dance to be taught to beginners. There are many forms of Legong, the most frequently performed dance being the Legong Keraton or Legong of the Palace.  

The story of the Legong is very stylized and symbolic and one should know the story before actually watching the performance. The Legong involves three dancers – two legongs and their ‘attendant’, the condong. The legongs are identically costumed in gold brocade, which is bound so tightly that it is a mystery such agitated and rapid moves could be made. With elaborately made-up faces, plucked eyebrows that are boldly repainted, and hair decorated with frangipanis, the dancers relate the story with captivating movements.  


A king takes the maiden Rangkesari captive. When her brother comes to release her, Rangkesari begs the king to free her rather than go to war. The king refuses and chances upon a bird carrying ill omens on his way to battle. However, he ignores the bird, meets Rangkesari’s brother, and was thus killed in the fight. 


The roles of the dancers may change according to the narration. However, the dance usually begins with the king’s preparations for battle and ends with the bird’s appearance.  

Guardians of the Sacred Legong Dance: Bali

A dozen beautiful girls danced together in the courtyard of Payogan Agung Temple in Ketewel village, Sukawati, near Ubud in Gianyar in early October. The dancers were dressed in gold with crown-like headdresses adorned with fresh flowers. Other girls wearing similar costumes sat patiently in a corner of the temple waiting for their turn to perform. Ni Kadek Dewi Puspayanti and the other girls are members of a legong troupe that was not formed to entertain tourists or dance enthusiasts but to serve in life cycle rites, ceremonies and celebrations. The troupe was rehearsing for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Payogan Agung Temple celebration.

“The legong Ketewel dance is only performed during ceremonies and celebrations at major temples and in villagers’ private homes,” said Jero Mangku Ketut Widia, a caretaker at Payogan Temple.

Legong Ketewel is said to have been created by I Dewa Agung Anom Karna, a member of the royal family of the Sukawati Kingdom in Gianyar, after a period of mediation in the temple. He said he was inspired by the angels in heaven.

Jero Mangku said it was believed that the dance was created to honor Ratu Dedari or Tu Dari (the Queen of the Angels). The people of Ketewel believe performing the dance keeps them safe by warding off evil spirits, epidemics and disasters.

“I can vividly remember when the Ketewel villagers suffered from a mysterious disease in the late 1940s,” the religious leader said.

The villagers’ solution was to stage the legong dance.

“I knew of a doctor who had the skills to cure the sick, but we still believed in the healing power of the dance,” he said. Legong Ketewel is usually staged every six months according to the

Balinese calendar when people observe the Pagerwesi holiday, one of the most important celebrations in Bali in addition to Galungan and Nyepi or the Day of Silence.

Since Legong is a sacred dance, not all girls are eligible to be dancers. Most dancers are pre-teen girls who have not yet started menstruating.

“Once we have our first period, we have to quit the troupe,” said Komang Wikantini, 13. Komang was a prominent legong dancer who started her career when she was 8.

Komang and other former legong dancers are currently active in training youngsters and assisting legong dancers back stage. Legong dancers are also prohibited from consuming beef and pork.

“According to Hindu beliefs, the cow is a sacred animal and the carriage of Shiva, the destroyer,” said Jero Mangku Widia. “Meat symbolizes material things that can take away from the sacredness of the dance itself,” he added.

Legong dancers must also refrain from consuming sour or cold food and beverages. “This is important to strengthen their teeth,” he said. During a legong performance, a dancer must wear a wooden mask that they hold in place with their teeth. “If their teeth are decaying they cannot hold the mask properly,” he said.

Every year, no less than 30 children audition to be legong dancers. Kadek Dewi Puspayanti was one of the 12 dancers selected this year.

“I am very proud to be a legong dancer. This is really an honor for me and my family,” Puspayanti said.”My parents and grandparents told me I would become a healthy and beautiful girl when I was chosen to be a legong dancer.”

During a legong performance, only two dancers are allowed to perform. The rest of the group has to pray before the show and help their friends prepare for the performance.

At the Payong Agung Temple celebration the troupe had been rehearsing for, Puspayanti teamed up with 9-year-old Ni Wayan Bianka Aristania.

Ni Luh Anna, one of the trainers, said the dance allowed children to live up to their potential.”They have to be physically strong as well as extremely patient,” she said.

Accompanied by gamelan music from the Sekaa Gong Semara Pengulingan Indra Parwati, Puspayanti and Wayan Bianka staged the rare legong Ketewel. The two girls seemed to be in another world. The sweet smell of incense mixed with the fragrance of jasmine and frangipani flowers drifted through the temple courtyard.

According to dance expert I Wayan Dibya from the Denpasar Institute of the Arts, the legong Ketewel dance has contributed to the creation of more contemporary legong dances. “In l811, legong Ketewel was modified into what we called modern legong,” he said recently, adding that in the development process, some movements had been added and others eliminated. “Legong is a rich and very elaborate dance that requires a high level of skill.

Only a few dancers can fully master legong, so we are facing a shortage of qualified legong dancers,” Dibya said. Dancer, choreographer and politician Guruh Sukarnoputra said recently he was concerned by the recent development of the dance form.

Bedugul Lake

Beratan Lake at Bedugul Bali 

Beratan Lake is a shallow lake with the high caldera about 1231m above sea level and it is located at Bedugul, the famous tourist destinations in Bali. This lake have wide 3,8 km2 and also its deepness is up to 22 meters. The water volume in this lake is about 0,049 km3, so Beratan Lake is the closed lake. Tourist can access the Beratan Lake through the dock which have been provided or desist around Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. In this place, the visitor can do various activities like doing recreation to look around in dock or do the other outdoor activities. The various water recreation activities can also be conducted here, for example riding the boat motorize to circle the lake, parasailing, canoeing with the traditional boat, banana boating, water skiing, and others. Fishing activities are also available in this places for who one love fishing in the lake.

Magnificent View

Beratan Lake is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surround it. It is an ideal place for relaxation while enjoy the beautiful panorama of lake. The accommodations are also available in this area where is the perfect place for overnight stay, resting and enjoy the beautiful panoramic of lake with the Ulun Danu Temple as a magnificence. The small scale of agriculture activities are likely conducted around this lake and can be perceived at the same time circle around it. If we encircle it, we can take photograph with the beautiful background view or make the picture sketch face in painting mini studio at the lakeside with a short time as a souvenir.


Other Places of Interest in Bedugul

If the tourist paying a visit to the Beratan Lake, they also can visit other places of interest in Bedugul Tabanan Bali nearby like Bedugul Botanical Garden or Kebun Raya Eka Karya where the visitors can relax while enjoy the various of flora types, traditional Balinese houses and others.

Candi Kuning Market is a Traditional Vegetable and Fruit Market located at Candi Kuning countryside which can be reached only in a few minutes from the lake. Various fruit type, vegetables and also mace can be bought here with many choices. It is not far from Ulun Danu Temple. Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake are the next places of interest existing near the Beratan Lake and it is just 3 minutes drive by car from this place. Beratan Lake can be reached easily from the main road from Denpasar to Bedugul and it takes about 2 hours from the town with the good road access. You may also visit this area by joining the exciting Bedugul Tours or Singaraja Tour.

Barong Dance

Barong Dance performances in Batubulan

 To purchase tickets Barong Dance in Bali only, can be

On the way Ubud or Kintamani, After passing Sanur, We will arrive at Batubulan. In this area, as well as the Ubud, there are many shops and handicraft arts. But this time we are to Batubulan not to shop, but see the famous Barong dance.

Barong Ket or Barong Barong Dance Synthesizer is the most widely available in Bali and most often performed as well as having a complete dance motion. From its form, Barong Ket is a mix between a lion, tiger, cow or Boma. Barong body is decorated with carvings made of leather, affixed to the sparkling mirror glass and fur made from perasok (fiber of a type of plant similar to pandanus leaf), palm fiber or some of crow feathers.


Barong dancers carried by two people who called Saluk Interpreter / Interpreter Bapang, a dancer in the head and the other at the buttocks and tail. Barong Dance Synthesizer depicts the struggle of virtue (dharma) and bad (adharma) which is an alloy that is always the opposite (rwa bhineda). Barong Ket dance accompanied by gamelan Semar Pagulingan.

From several sources, some say this dance originates from the land of the Bamboo Curtain, China because it resembles dance Lion Dance. But, surely even where the original one, no problem, because the dance would be value laden stories and jokes also fresh.