See the performance of Barong and Kris dance at Batubulan village. Visit Celuk village as the centre of gold and silver smith work. Visit Balinese compound houses at Batuan. Visit Ubud museum and Neka museum. Lunch at local restaurant
Barong and Kris dance at Batubulan village
Barong dance is a dance symbolizing good and evil spirits. The Barong is symbolized with a creature resemble a tiger and the witch is symbolized with frightening lady with long teeth sharp tusk, big breasts and always hanging long tongue called Rangda. Since the witch has a very strong magic power, dozen of the Barong assistants who intended to attack Rangda were hypnotized and committing suicide by stabbing themselves by kris
Here, all Balinese silver crafters are creating the beautiful items which are able to attract not only domestic market but also the international gold and silver enthusiasts. Within hour drive from Kuta area, or about 5 kilometers from Denpasar you can reach Celuk Village. The gold and silver jewelry products have been being favorites for many jewelry admirers all around the globe. The travelers looking for gold and silver souvenirs to bring home are strongly recommended to visit Celuk Village to discover the appealing items as well as the Balinese goldsmiths and silversmiths.
Balinese compound houses at Batuan Village
Visit Balinese Balinese compound houses at Batuan Village, balinese house basically has the same architecture and style all over the island. It comprises several buildings, the east building is used to make offerings, and the south building will be a kitchen, the west building is commonly used for the parent’s room, and the north building is the children rooms or used as the place of the offerings. However, Hindu people in Bali build their temple in northeast in the area of the house, called family temple, and they make offerings every day.
Museum Neka Art Ubud
The Neka Art Museum was opened in 1982 and is named after a Balinese teacher Suteja Neka who collected paintings as a means of artistic documentation. Nowadays the museum has a great selection of works from many famous Balinese artists and expats who have lived here and influenced local artists.