every visitors with the dance, colors and culture that are intertwined
with its natural beauty. An island shaped by religion and dances,
it offers visitors exciting treks through its lush tropical jungle
or rice fields and opportunities to savor the refreshing air
of mountainous retreats.
Go around Bali and experience the daily life of the Balinese people
in the village.
Balinese village pays tribune to the harmony of its human being
with nature. Every corner of the villages are full with decoration.
The Balinese village is typically host to a set of three temples
called kahyangan tiga. Each related to a focal aspect of the village
symbolic life. Instead of being closed, roof structures, the temples
are open spaces, demarcated only by wall and carved gates, with
trees alongside thatched shrines in their inside.
The temples are the heart of the Balinese life and are celebrated
its anniversary in every 210 days.
Adding to the
beauty and wealth of the Balinese culture is its dance, which
is performed during temple festivals and its ceremonies of the cycle
of life and death. Dances are so much a part of Balinese daily rituals
performances that visitors see in hotels, restaurants are just a
fraction of the wealth of Balinese Dance.
Though the origin of the Balinese dance is back long before any
written history, inscriptions from the 9th century named Wayang
(puppet theatre) and Topeng Mask (mask dance) as the main entertainment
of the day. Even gamelan music had already been performed in the
1st millenium BC.
are inspirable from religion. A small offering of food and flowers
must precede even dances for tourist. Before performing many dancers
pray at their family shrines, appealing for holy inspiration from