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Interesting villages to visit in Bali

Bali is a large island and has a lot of villages that are very nice to visit. In this blog you can read more about different villages that are definitely worth a visit.


Interesting traditional villages in Bali


Make sure that you explore these famous villages in Bali, which lets you dwell in the traditional Balinese life and explore the island from within: the people, the art, and life.

Celuk Village

Celuk village is a traditional village in the Gianyar Regency. It is famous because the local people are producing silver and gold crafting for low prices. The people are artistic and skilful Balinese professionals in design development. There are always many tourists here to buy some jewellery. There are designs of Balinese carvings but there are also modern carvings. You can also shape your own jewelleries if you want to. 

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Batu Bulan Village

Batubulan village is an art village. The people are very creative with many art inspirations to create the local Balinese dance performance. The barong dance is a traditional dance that is daily performed at five different stages such as Puseh Temple Stage, Tegal Tamu Stage, Denjalan Stage, Sahadewa stage and Sila Budaya Stage. This dance is a potential to grow the economic sector for the local people                                          

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Mas Village

Mas village is a traditional village that is focusing the art of wood carving. They place forward the distinguish synergy of the humanism and naturalism in their typical style of wood. The village is popular in the national and worldwide.

Batuan Village

Batuan Village is famous because of the artwork and paintings. It is located 7 kilometres north from Denpasar. Batuan is a gathering place for painting artists. Batuan is the centre of painting on the island with beautiful artworks.

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Ubud

Ubud is the cultural heartland of Bali and gives you an insight to the local Balinese way of life, you cannot see this in the more touristy areas. In Ubud you can find beautiful old temples, rice paddies, green jungles and many waterfalls. Ubud has a lot of culture and there is much to explore. 

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Sidemen

Sidemen lies in East Bali. In Sidemen there are no beach clubs and bars and you can see the real traditional Bali. There are volcanoes, green rice terraces and traditional villages. The climate in Sidemen is a little cooler compared to the coastline. There are breath-taking resorts built with all-natural materials. There are many cultural excursions and outdoor adventures to do in Sidemen such as climbing the Mount Batur with sunrise and white-water rafting. 

mount batur trekking sunrise Bali volcano

Tabanan

Tabanan lies in the middle of the island. This city has a few sights that are nice to see. The first one is the Tanah Lot, this is a temple on a cliff. It is a place for people to worship the guardian gods of the sea. When the tide is coming, it looks like the temple is in the middle of the sea. Another sight is the Alas Kedaton Temple, the temple has four entrances and in the middle there is a holy place which is surrounded by a forest with monkeys. You can also find the Ulun Danu Beratan temple in Tabanan, it is a temple for the goddess of the lake. The complex is divided into four sacred buildings. Other things you can see in Tabanan are the Jatiluwih ricefields, traditional dances and the Margarana Heroes park. 

Bali's best temples: Tanah Lot Temple

Penatahan

Penatahan has several natural hot springs. One of them is the Penatahan hot spring. You can do natural treatment and therapy in the hot spring. If you look for a place to calm down and relieve fatigue, this is the hot spring for you. 

Penatahan-Tabanan

Kemenuh

Kemenuh is one hour from Denpasar and is surrounded by many tourists attractions such as the Tegenungan waterfall, the Kemenuh Butterfly Garden and the Goa Gajah. You can also find the Petanu River in Kemenuh, it is possible to swim here because the water stream is not heavy. The surroundings of the river bring a calm atmosphere to the body and soul. 

Tegenungan waterfall

Lovina

Lovina is located in the north of Bali. In Lovina the sand of the beach of black and not white. The beach in Lovina is very quiet and not as crowded as in Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu. In Lovina you can spot dozens or hundreds wild dolphins in the middle of the sea.  If you want to see the dolphins it is best to go on a fisher boat before sunrise on 05:30. You can see many dolphins 2 kilometres from the beach. You can also swim with the dolphins when your holding the rope tied to the boat.     

Kertalangu cultural village

In Kertalangu cultural village you can learn and see everything about the Balinese culture. You can watch traditional Balinese performances, taste the tasty Balinese food and have great experiences in this cultural village. There are many facilities, there are jogging tracks, a handicraft centre, you can see the processing of rice plants, a fishing pond, a spa, a beautysalon, restaurants and many more things. You can also see the Bajra Sandhi Balinese People Struggle Monument, the Bali Museum, the Jagatnatha Temple and the Art Center around Kertalangu Cultural Village. 

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