Last Updated: November 13th, 2018
Spending a week in Bali and still one can’t get enough of how truly majestic and breathtaking this tiny island is. Bali is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority and is renowned for its culture, and arts– traditional dance performances, wooden and stone sculptures, painting, and leather crafting among others. Here are some of the most notable performances and places when you visit Bali:
Kecak Fire Dance is one of Bali’s most iconic art performances and is famous for using human voice instead of gamelan instruments.
Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest is regarded as the island’s ‘other monkey forest’ after the more prominent and visited one, the Ubud Monkey Forest.
The Barong and Kris Dance in Kesiman Village is a Balinese dance story about the struggle between good and evil.
Kuta is home to some of the busiest areas in Bali, Legian Street, and the famous surfing spot, Kuta Beach. If you’ve ever been to Boracay, it has the same vibe.
The Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is a picturesque scene similar to the oldest rice terraces in the world, the Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao, Mountain Province in the Philippines.
Tirta Empul Temple Tampaksiring was built in 962 A.D. and is dedicated to Vishnu, one of the principal deities of Hinduism.
Taman Ayun Temple, literally translated as “beautiful garden”, was built in 1634 by the then ruler of the Mengwi kingdom, I Gusti Agung Putu.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, located on the shores of Lake Bratan near the mountains of Bedugul, was built in 1663 in adoration of the Goddess Dewi Danu. Danu, in the Balinese tongue, means lake, while the goddess Danu is the queen of water, lakes, and rivers.
– The Manila Project
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