Ogoh-ogoh (Balinese Big Scary Statue)

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Ogoh-ogoh are big statues (5 - 7 meters high) built from styrofoam of bambu weaving for the Ngrupuk parade, which takes place on the eve of Nyepi day (Balinese New Year) in Bali, Indonesia. Ogoh-ogoh normally have form of mythological beings, mostly demons. As with many creative endeavours based on Balinese Hinduism, the creation of Ogoh-ogoh represents evil spirit which is neutralized while ogoh-ogoh are being burnt or destroyed.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 @14:26

Kecak Bedulu (Original Kecak Dance)

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Kecak Dance is one of a famous Balinese dance and music drama that was invented in the 1930s in Bedulu Village, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. And recently this year (2015), Kecak Bedulu (Original Kecak Dance) is reformed as same as its original form which is danced by approx 200 dancers wearing black and checked cloth around their waists and depicts a battle of Subali and Sugriwa taken from The Ramayana Epic.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 @14:28

Old Bali Pictures (Bali Kuno)

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Old Bali Pictures were published for the first time by Gregor Krause , a doctor from Germany . His photographs were taken between the years 1914-1921 . When he was looking at the picture's albums , the Europeans who accustom to seeing women covered padded clothes, imagine that the Bali island is a paradise island . Because women were topless without shame.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 @16:32

Bedulu Village

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Bedulu Village is an ancient village where Bedahulu or Bedulu Kingdom was. Bedahulu or Bedulu kingdom is an ancient kingdom on the island of Bali in 8th century until the 14th century, located at Bedulu, Gianyar, Bali.

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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 @13:16

Gunung Kawi Sebatu

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Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple isn't a large temple - its located around 40 kilometers from the main city Denpasar or only 20 minutes drive north of Ubud. Gunung Kawi Sebatu is one of Bali's prettiest temples - it is a quiet temple to which surroundings were enclosed by the forest.

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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 @18:22

Tegenungan Waterfall

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Tegenungan waterfall Located at Tegenungan Village, approx. 5 kilometres, south Tengkulak Kaja, south east Ubud. Bali has a selection of waterfalls that are fun to visit. For many people the idea of hiking through the jungle to a hidden waterfall and taking a cooling swim is the image of paradise. These places definitely exist and here are some useful tips of how to find them and what to expect. Waterfalls are sharp drops along the course of a river. You will often have to hike up or down a river for a certain way to get to a waterfall, but the river provides a route for you to follow.

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Tue, 2 Oct 2012 @15:39

Coffee Plantation

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The island of Bali, Indonesia has number one of coffee plantations. The Dutch colony introduced the coffee bean to the island and exported it worldwide.

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Tue, 2 Oct 2012 @15:05

Mas Village

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Mas Village is one of villages in Bali fundamentally identified as an artistic countryside by focusing in artistic of wood carving. Mas Village is located in Ubud sub district and Gianyar Regency, east part of Bali.

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Tue, 2 Oct 2012 @14:23

Penataran Sasih Temple

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Penataran Sasih Temple There are no great ruins here or ancient palaces. The remains of the old kingdom are mostly statues kept in many temples. One of the most impressive antiquities in Indonesia, however, is the monumental bronze drum called the "Moon of Pejeng", loftily enshrined upon a high pavilion in the Pura Penataran Sasih. It is a thousand years older than the Pejeng kingdom, for it survives from the Bronze Age in Indonesia which began about 300 B.c.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:38

Yeh Pulu Relief

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Yeh Pulu located in the village of Bedulu, Blahbatuh district and Gianyar Regency. From T junction of Bedulu, we enter a village and we shall see a direcion to Yeh Pulu Relief. Before arriving to this object, we go on foot about 200 meters because the road is rather small among the ricefilds. Yeh Pulu was carved on the wall of hard stone near the river of Petanu. On the south we can find several niches meditating. Between the niches meditating and the relief, there is a Ganesha statue (the son of the God Siwa, destroyer function God). According to its type and is form, it can be said that the relief was made on the 14th and 15th century.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:37

Ubud Village

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Ubud is located in attractive environment of picturesque emerald green rice fields, along the edges of deep gorgeous river in the stunning center Balinese foothill around 30 km from Denpasar town. Ubud got its name from ubad, which means medicine, due to the fact that there are many plants in this area used in making traditional medicine. Ubud surrounding, are considered the best on the island, the traditional dancing and music is of excellent quality.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:36
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Tirta Empul Temple

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Tirta Empul Temple is the real name of the temple and its water springs. But more peole prefer calling it Tampaksiring. According to the legend of the local, this spring was created when the Lord of Heaven Indra had to fight against a demon King Maya Denawa. And his blow the pierced earth then created the springs. The spring of Tirta empul are believed to be sacred, so it is not allowed for the people to bathe there. But in the lower part of the temple there are several both places for bathing. According to stone document that read by DR. Stut Berheim this temple was built in 960 AD.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:34

Pusering Jagat Temple

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Puserin Jagat Temple This area was also once considered the navel of the world and there is a temple bearing this name, the Pura Pusering Jagat in Pejeng. It contains several interesting Hindu antiquities, probably dating from the 14th century, which are now placed in shrines. Click here for more informations

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:33

Gunung Kawi Temple

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Gunung Kawi Temple is located in the village of Tampaksiring not so far from Tampaksiring market. Before arriving to this object we must go down a lot of step stairways. The object itself is after the river of Pakerisan. Gunung Kawi is an ancient monument that was made on the 11th century. The ancient monument was carved on the wall of hard stone. It is believed as the burial of Erlangga King's younger brother whose name is Anak Wungsu. It is sometimes considered as the burial of King's Prime minister and by the local people is considered as priest house on that age.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:32

Goa Gajah Temple

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Goa Gajah A short distance from Bedulu stands the mysterious Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave. A fantastically carved entrance depicts entangling leaves, rocks, animals, ocean waves and demonic human shapes running from the gaping mouth which forms the entrance to the cave.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:31

Batik Factory

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Batik Factory Batik is an original painting cloth from Indonesia. It is painted by professional batik painter. Located at Batubulan Village, just 40 minutes drive from airport. It can be attended the batik artist on work, and a lot of chosen of batik style from all over Indonesia.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:29

Sukawati Village

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Sukawati Village: Ancient court and Bali's best dalangs. Conveniently located midway between mountain slopes and the sea on the main road north of Denpasar on the way to Ubud, Sukawati is a modest town of few tourist attractions as such, yet it is rich in cultural traditions and offers much for the interested visitor. At one time, Sukawati stood with Klungkung as one of the two great negara or kingdoms of Bali. From Tegallalang to Ubud to Singapadn. topeng mask dancers still interprete the history of the old realm of Sukawati before rapt audiences. Here the arts have remained vital, thanks to royal patronage and commissions from other parts of the island. Sukawati is best known, however, for its many shadow-puppet masters or dalang. As many as 20 of these artists and their troupes are available for hire for ceremonial occasions and they travel all over Bali to perform. The Balinese say that the dalang of Sukawati are the best on the island because of many generations of experience

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:17

Celuk Village

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Celuk Gold & Silver Smith, a silver-spun dragon twice encircles the wrist to form a bracelet sold in the village of Celuk, a center of gold and silver work. Original designs in delicate filigree make Balinese jewelry one of the most unusual styles in Asia. Although individual pieces are elaborate, they have simple origins in their making. Artisans use a tree stump with a protruding iron spike as a pounding base, a bamboo stem to catch the filings, and a manually operated gas pump for heat. As with most Balinese crafts, gold and silver work is largely an hereditary trade. Apprentices begin young. By the time the boys are twelve, they are already producing fine ornaments from the precious metals. However, the increased demand by tourists has resulted in the craft extending beyond the traditional clan. Almost every family in Celuk now makes or sells gold and silver work.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:08

Cekingan Rice Terrace

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Cekingan is the name of the village where we can see the most beautifull scenery of rice terrace in Bali. Facing down to the rice terraces, you may enjoy the cold drink at a small warung. Just drive up 5 km from Ubud.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:07

Batubulan Village

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Batu Bulan Village is a home of the Barong. Ten km northeast of Denpasar, Batubulan is a village known throughout Bali for its ornate door-guardian statues, carved of soft paras volcanic tuff. Until these became popular for secular use earlier in this century, the carvings were only used in temples or palaces, but this artform has spread extensively in recent years and is today found in homes and public buidings. Batubulan is also home to three famous Barong Dance troupes who perform Seven times a week at 9.30am on their own stages before bus-loads of enthralled tourists. The development of these groups parallels that of tourism in Bali, but even so the Batubulan barong troupes are relatively young. The first, the Danjalan Barong Group, was established in 1970, while the Tegaltamu and Puri Agung groups were formed later. The three troupes also perform on a large stage that was constructed especially for this purpose in the outer courtyard of Pura Puseh Bendul in 1986.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:05

Batuan Village

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Batuan Village of Ancestral Spirits. For over a thousand years Batuan has been a village of artists and craftsmen, old legends and mysterious tales. Batuan recorded history begins in A.D. 1022, with an inscription that is housed in the main village temple, Pura Desa Batuan. The name Batuan or Baturan mentioned here prompts villagers to joke about being tough as stone or eating rocks as batu means stone in Balinese. But it likely refers to an ancient megalithic tradition in which standing stones served as meeting places and ceremonial sites for the worship of ancestral spirits. Because Batuan became a center from which Buddhist priests and brahmans spread to the main court centers of south Bali, the village has an unusual preponderance of brabmans. DeZoete and Spies, in their famous book Dance and Drama in Bali, describe it almost entirely a brahman village.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:02

Barong Dance

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Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:00

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