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Trunyan Traditional Village

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Trunyan Traditional Village located from Kedisan, on the shores of Lake Batu, a prahu takes you across the lake to Trunyan, hemmed in by the towering crater wall. A path down the rim of the crater also leads there. Cut off and relatively inaccessible, Trunyan is technically and culturally outside the Balinese mainstream. The inhabitants-who call themselves the BaliAga, or the "original Balinese"-to this day retain a social order aligned with prehistoric traditions.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @15:20

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

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