THE TRIP START FROM HOTEL 08.30 AM
Duration 10 Hours | USD $ 65,00 ( Toyota Innova Max 7 Pax / Car )
Extra Hours : 10% / Hours
✔ Pick up at the Hotel
✔ Watching Barong and Keris Dance Performance (Trance Dance)
✔ Visit Celuk Village for Traditional Gold and Silver Art
✔ Visit Batuan Village for Traditional Painting Art
✔ Visit Batuan Temple
✔ Visit Tegal Lalang Rice Terraced
✔ Visit Kintamani to see the amazing Batur Mt. & Lake View
✔ Visit Bali Spices and Coffee Plantation
✔ Visit Ubud Area on the way Hotel
✔ Back to Hotel
Barong is a character in the mythology of Bali. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda in the mythological traditions of Bali. Banas Pati Rajah is the fourth "brother" or spirit child that accompanies a child throughout life. Banas Pati Rajah is the spirit which animates Barong. A protector spirit, he is often represented by a lion, and traditional performances of his struggles against Rangda are popular parts of Balinese culture.
The Barong Dance is often portraited with two monkeys The Barong is the magical protector of Balinese villages. As & lord of the forest with fantastic fanged mask and long mane, he is the opponent of Rangda the witch, who rules over the spirits of darkness, in the never ending fight between good and evil. During the Galungan Kuningan festivals, the Barong (there are many types, including barong ket, barong macan, and barong bangkal) wanders from door to door (nglawang) cleansing the territory of evil influences. Barong and Kris dance like the kecak dance the Barong and Kris dance is a battle between good and evil spirit. Barong can take various forms but in this dance he takes the form of the dance Barong Keket, the most holy of the Barongs.
The Barong Keket is a strange creature, half shaggy dog, half lion and is played by two men in much the same way as a circus clown-horse. His opponent is the witch Rangda. Barong is probably the most well known dance. It is also another story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, resulting in myth and history being blended into one reality.
Celuk Village is formerly as a traditional Balinese village located in the entrance gate of Gianyar Regency ad has changed into a tourist attraction with its trademark in the form of gold and silver. The village located in Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency has the uniqueness and excellent in production of gold and silver handicrafts. Almost all the families and villagers are Balinese who professional, skilled and art soul to develop the creative design and variety of products related to the gold and silvers. This craft village with long historical has been producing gold and silvers that penetrating the local, national and international markets. Various type of jewelry, either as souvenirs or export commodities are produced in this village includes variation type of rings, necklaces, earrings, hairpins, brooch and others. In addition to this, the artisans at Celuk Village are responding to the market demands and also produce the modern products such as medal, models and culture symbols.
In the history of gold and silver craft developments, the first step was initiated by the discovery of a family group who belong to Clan Pande. From these families, the gold and silver craft activities spread throughout the entire local communities in this village as a kind of major life gradually shifting their formerly life as the farmer. Around year 1970, it has been changed the community structure significantly at this village. The change was from the agrarian society to the industrial society. And even now, some of them have jumped into the structure of service economic by focusing to the tourism industry. The change was given the positive impact for the prosperity and welfare of the communities. Celuk Village, Kuta andUbud have been classified as the prosperous village category in Bali with high per capita income.
Celuk Village is strategically located within 10 kilometers from Denpasar City where this village situated in the tourist destination are with the high potential and variety of tourist who visit this place. The following neighbor village includes Batubulan Village famous with Barong Dance and stone carving, Singapadu Village famous with Bali Bird Park and Bali Zoo, Batuan Village famous with the traditional painting, Guang Village famous with the wood carving and Sukawati Village as a center of art and souvenir trading. We can discover the several of gold and silvers gallery along the main road in this village those are opened for tourists.
Potential Trading and Marketing
The creativities of Celuk Village’s craftsmen are not only in the local market trading. They are also the craftsmen and businessmen who take the advantage of promotional opportunities and big art festival level like Bali Art Festival, the exhibition in the big city like Jakarta and even they have been carrying out the international trading such as in Europe, Australia, Japan and America.
Best Time to Visit
As a tourist attraction village in south part of Bali Island, Celuk Village is many visited by tourists in the morning and afternoon time. The visit was carried out either at the beginning of tours or when the tourist back to the hotel after having the day tour.
Batuan Village for Traditional Painting Art
Ubud Batuan Village is traditional village in Bali, located no so far from Ubud village. In this village is the famous traditional art painting with cheap price and totally beautiful art work. Third visit during the full day ubud tours is visit Batuan village to see process making the traditional painting and see their collection, Batuan village is always become magnet for those like the fine art, the style of traditional painting in Batuan were often dark, crowded representations of either legendary scenes or themes from daily life, freakish animal monsters, and witches accosted people.
Balinese traditional painting : was restricted to ceremony aspect such as religious part, calendar and leather puppet (balinese: wayang). This pUriode was before 1920 and called as Kamasan or Wayang Style. Wayang itself is two dimensional drawing that characterized an Hindu - Buddhism epic such as Mahabharata and Ramayana. The paintings were used on temple or palace as ornament. They illustrated many stories about religion and Bali life. Usually it is a pieces of paintings that tell a stories. The name of Kamasan style itself was take from the village name where it originated. The material used in Kamasan style is also traditional material from mineral and vegetables or plant resources. Also they use white bone, soot, or stone. Bamboo used as tool to painting and the media (canvas) usually traditional canvas from wood, tree leaf, or cloth. In 1920, there are western artist visited Bali. This has change the rule on Balinese art painting. An introduce of new canvas from western material, inks and paint, has change the style into modern art painting. The year has start a new way of Balinese modern art painting. More artists come to Bali has influence traditional style that was restricted to ceremony aspect.
Batuan village wasn't influenced by the western as they were in Ubud. The Batuan paintings were often dark, crowded representations of either legendary scenes or themes from daily life, freakish animal monsters, and witches accosted people. The Batuan Village paintings were gradations of black to white ink washes laid over most of the surface, so as to create an atmosphere of darkness and gloom. In the later years, the designs covered the entire space, which often contributed to the crowded nature of these Balinese paintings.
The Batuan Village artisans. Are known for their Balinese Artwork. Leading artists of the 1930s members of leading Brahman families, including Ida Bagus Made Togog, I Dewa Nyoman Mura (1877-1950) and I Dewa Putu Kebes (1874-1962), which were traditional Wayang-style Balinese painters for temples' ceremonial textiles.
Story Of Batuan Village Painting Art
For over a thousand years Batuan has been a village of Balinese Artwork and Bali handicrafts. Batuan village has a thousand year old history in accordance with the recorded history - begins in A.D. 1022, with an inscription that is housed in the main village temple, Pura Desa Batuan/Batuan Village Temple. In the Age of Warmadewa Dynasty in Bali, Desa Batuan / Batuan Village had to be there. Batuan village eventually came to be called Batuan, from the word of Batu / Rock, because - in that time - in this region is a rocky area (the famous Balinese sand stones are still produced here in northern of Batuan), then because of daily changes in the pronunciation then more popularly known as Batuan Village.
Bali Batuan Temple is a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local resident of Batuan countryside. The temple is designed very beautiful with full of Balinese ornaments and the roof temple building is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm tree.
It is strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. For over a thousand years, Batuan has been a village of artists and craftsmen, old legends and mysterious tales.
Batuan Temple were founded in the year 944 isaka (1020 AD). Nearly 1000 years old.The Batuan Temple is a Puseh Temple category based on the concept of “Tri Kahyangan or Tri Murti” taught by Mpu Kuturan around the 10th century to the Balinese Hindu community at the time.
Tri Kahyangan or Tri Murti including 3 temples :
Desa or Village Temple as a place to worship of God Brahma (the Creator)
Puseh Temple to worship of God Vishnu (the Preserver)
Dalem Temple to worship of Lord Shiva (the Destroyer)
History of Batuan Temple
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 brahman.
Local people are very concern about the care and preservation of the temple architecture and its environment. Not all existing buildings were old buildings here, there are some that have undergone renovation, renewal, and change from 10th century to 13th century and also 18th century AD. The structure and foundation of this temple are very tough and strong. It has the original Balinese ornament that beautifully craved on every building at this temple area. Some ornaments are reflection of The Ramayana Epic story and every holy building has different function philosophically.
Batuan Temple Area Consist Of :
At temple parking area, there is standing an ancient building called Wantilan, this place use as a meeting hall and to practice any kind of Balinese dances as Gambuh Dance, Pendet Dance, etc. Before you enter the temple there is some local people at Wantilan will lend you ‘kamben’ (a traditional Balinese costume). It is a must for you to wear ‘Balinese kamben’ to show your respect and honor about the holiness of “Puseh Temple of Batuan Village”. It’s all free, you won’t be charged for entrance. However, the local people expect every tourist who visited to this temple can donate in any amount of money to support the maintenance of the temple. There is provided a simple donation box. Every donation that you give should be based on a sense of sincerity, where Balinese people know it is called “medana punia”.
In the middle yard of temple there is a long building / bale called the Bale Agung and Bale Kulkul (a gong mad by wood or bamboo).In this yard there is also a high entrance Balinese Gate called the Kori Agung, which is flanked by the many guardian statues shaped the giant sculpture. The function of Kori Agung is the door where the exit and entry for the gods symbolized by a small statue called Pratima. Next to the Kori Agung there are two small doors as a place of exit and entry of people into the temple’s main yard.
In the main yard of the temple there are some three story Meru and Bale Pengiyasan as a symbol of the temple of Besakih, there is also a building called Padmasana as a place of worship to Sang Hyang Widhi, the only one Bali Hindu’s God.
Batuan Temple is not only emitting a high spiritual vibration, but also representing the historical values. You can look inside there are many stunning ancient relics from prehistoric times. How the influence of Hindu culture in Bali made of natural stones in this temple become a place of worship, both to their ancestors and worshiped Hindu Deities. You will amaze in finding some ancient and unique statues there. Based on a number of statues found in this Puseh Temple, it can be grouped into several types. They are Dwarapala Statue, Embodiment Statue, Animal Statues, The Status Figure of Holding the Chicken, Phallus, Demons (Time), and many more.
Ubud Tegalalang Rice Terrace - Stunning Rice Trraced
Ubud Tegalalang Rice Terrace is famous tourist attraction for beautiful rice terraces, many tourists who travel to Ubud stopped at this place to witness the beauty of the verdant terraced rice field scenery or having lunch at the restaurant while enjoying the beautiful scenery of terraced rice fields. Ubud Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the tourist icon in Ubud Bali. The Ubud rice terrace is designed very beautiful with exquisite hollowing rice field and precisely located on the hill bank. In this place, you will see the Balinese farmer do their rice field in oblique area complete with its system irrigation.
Nowadays, Tegalalang Village is become famous because of the beautiful rice terrace that the tourist to come and see this amazing panorama. The visitors who visit this village will discover the beautiful green rice terrace on the cliff bank and understanding how does the local farmer work on it hardly to make rice. It is a beautiful site that you must go and visit directly and you will be in real Balinese ambiance.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is sometimes to be icon of agriculture tourism for Bali and Ubud where now it was quickly developing into famous tourist destination. Some of the souvenirs shops are spread out beside of road those are all handmade at this village for tourists consume and export purpose. From Ubud we just take 25 minutes away by vehicle accessing a good road until we found it.
Kintamani Village for Mount Batur Volcano and Lake Batur View.
Kintamani Village is a name of countryside located in the hill and the beautiful panorama surround it. We can see beautiful panorama from Kintamani Village to overview the active volcano of Batur Mount and wide Lake of Batur in a valley. It is situated in the plateau area with cool weather surround it. When we stand up at Kintamani, we will be able to see the rural area which is close to the lake. Kintamani is the object of mountain tourism is very unique and stunning, with cool air condition in the daytime and cold at night. We can watch stunning natural scenery of Penelokan, a combination of Mount Batur and the expanse of black rock with Lake Batur and on a blue caldera.
Kintamani area is consisted of several village includes Kedisan, Buahan, Abang, Truyan, South Batur, Batur Center, North Batur, Sukawana and Kintamani Village. The size of this area is 160 km square. The population of this area is around 15 thousand people where most of them are farmers, merchants and rest work at tourism industry.
Batur Volcano and Lake
Mount Batur has erupted more less 24 times since 1800 and still active until now. Cause of this eruption, that made some effects to the local community who living in this area such as moving the temples, repairing the village and re-arrange the existing traditions. Batur Lake is the largest lake in Bali functioning as a source of irrigation for the farmer around it and Balinese people generally. There are many lodges and hotels have been built including restaurants located at Kintamani and Penelokan Village.
Batur Lake is a beautiful lake located in Bangli district where it is the largest lakes in Bali Island with panoramic view from the top hill village of Kintamani. It is a base of Caldera in the east and south east of Batur Mount which is resembles a crescent shape, with length approximately 7.5 km, width less than 2,5 km. The width of the lake water is about 16 km and it is set on 1031m above sea level with an estimated water depth of 70 m and contains the water above 815,38 million cubic meter. As to the other lakes in Bali such as Buyan and Tamblingan Lake, Batur Lake is also able to be enjoyed from the high place for example from Penelokan, so it looks very beautiful from a distance.
The villagers are located at the edge of Batur Lake in the present era include Songan village, Trunyan, Abang, Buahan, and Kedisan. Trunyan village is one of the areas of Wingkang Ranu village that is most visited by tourist from domestic either foreign tourist because of Its unique tradition and uniqueness in the burial of the body system.
Batur Lake Function
Hindu society has been functioning Mount and Lake Batur as a holy place because in the religious literatures such as the Usanga Bali, Raja Purana Ulundanu Batur and Padma Buana that Batur Mount and Lake is expressed as 'Linggih or Sthana (place) of Betarsi Dewi Danuh ( Danu Goddess ) or Betari Ulun Danu' as a power manifestation of the God Vishnu. It is also prevalent in the Lontar (palm leaves) named Sang Hyang Girinata and Sang Hyang Giriputri.
Bali Coffee Plantation
Bali Coffee Plantation is place where you can witness the various of plantation such as coffee arabica, coffee robusta, pineapple, balinesse snake fruit, and etc. experience to see how to make Balinesse coffee, try the best of balinesse coffee or ginger tea with green view river valley. They sell variety of theirs original Balinese coffee products, herb oil and etc and see the civet cat the most expensive coffee maker, wellknown as Luwak, its produce "Coffee Luwak" and the process of the bean passing through the digestive tract of the civet chemically alters the proteins in the Luwak coffee bean to yield more complex and smooth flavors, not found in conventional coffees.
History of Coffee Luwak
Coffee Luwak has a unique history behind the legend. In the early 18th century the Dutch established coffee plantations on the volcanic islands of the Dutch East Indies. This Coffee Luwak Arabica coffee hails from the mystical island of Bali.
During the early years Dutch Coffe Plantation owners forbade the local natives from harvesting and brewing the coffee beans for their own consumption. The indigenous people, being resourceful, soon discovered that the asian palm civet, favored eating coffee beans. These Luwak beans were collected, washed, sun dried and then roasted to produce a coffee with a deep richness, minus the acidity. The process of the bean passing through the digestive tract of the civet chemically alters the proteins in the Kopi Luwak coffee bean to yield more complex and smooth flavors, not found in conventional coffees.
The resulting coffee is said to be like no other in the world (literally). It has a rich, heavy flavor with hints of caramel and/or chocolate. Other terms used to describe it are earthy, musty and exotic. The body can be syrupy and it's the smoothest coffee you will ever have.
One must wonder how this coffee came to be. How was it discovered ?
Who thought of drinking coffee in which an animal would eat and then expel ?
There are many theories out there but personally this one is my favorite. It is theorized that local low income families and natives could not afford to purchase coffee since they barely had enough to survive. Therefore they picked up the Luwak's dropping and prepared them for roasting. Of course they were all well cleaned and proper steps were taken to make sure it was consumable
Guess what? . Now this coffee luwak is known as a worldwide delicacy.
Ubud Monkey Forest
Ubud Monkey Forest also known as Ubud Wanara Wana is a nature reserve temple complex in Ubud and as a place of monkey forest sanctuary. Six visits during the full day ubud tours is to explore the beauty of ubud monkey forest by dwelt by some group of monkeys and other tropical animals. Ubud Monkey Forest itself own very important function of the continuity the monkey habitat in Bali. Meanwhile the Ubud local community own important role to keep this forest naturally in order to all wild animals able to live smoothly. It is important to treat the monkeys with respect as this forest is their home and you are a guest in it.
Ubud Monkey Forest is dwelt by more than 200 monkeys belonging to long tailed monkey group in Latin language called macaques or Macaca fascicularis that has the wide distribution area. Among the number of monkeys, there are around 23 adult male monkeys, 79 adult female and more than 98 were children. All monkeys in the forest are consisted of 3 groups that occupying a certain area and use the certain place including the certain time as well. When two groups are existing in one place at the same time, hence the fight is difficult to be avoided. Those monkeys are believed by the local societies as the holy monkeys that keep the temple and forest from the bad influences.
There are three holy temples existing in this forest where all of those are predicted built in 14 century, in the beginning of Gelgel Dynasty. Dalem Agung Temple is located southwest of this forest become a main temple beside of the other two temples includes Pemandian Suci and Prajapati Temple. The other side, there are plenty of souvenir shops sell the variety of Balinese local souvenirs for tourists, the restaurants are not far from this forest and other tourist destinations such as Ubud Palace, Puri Lukisan Painting Museum, ARMA Painting Museum, Neka Painting Museum, Goa Gajah etc
Ubud Royal Palace
Ubud Royal Palace is an Ubud Kingdom Palace with beautiful Balinese traditional houses as a residence of Ubud King. It is set in the center of Ubud Bali with traditional art market just in front of it and it is found by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel who has commanded from year 1800 - 1823. This palace is an artistic cultural life center, while the traditional market is the symbol of local economics resident. The existence of Puri Saren as a palace is equipped by a Wantilan/auditorium that is a large building of meeting room and a banyan tree as shelter place at the daytime. Ubud village has been a "royal town" for over a hundred years.
Ubud Palace, a Place to Visit and Stay
The tourists who have the tour package to Ubud will not feel that they have been to Ubud if they were not invited to visit Puri Sarenand traditional art market, because both of this tourist objects are the soul and identity of the Ubud Village. Puri Saren is a center of Ubud Empire has started the tourism life in Ubud especially and Bali generally. The palace is very artistic and own the high esthetic value supported by the good temperature that can give the coolness and comfortable for every visitor includes the artist from Europe. Some European artists who have visited and stay in Ubud includes Rodolf Bonnet, Walter Spies, Arie Smith, Antonio Blanco, Han Snell etc. these artists through their painting works have indirectly promoted the Bali’s tourism because the theme and object of their paintings are the cultures and nature of Bali.
Ida Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati has made use his palace as a place to stay for his distinguishes guests. In 1928, the Tjampuhan Hotel has been established for the royal guests and in 1934, this hotel is appointed as the accommodation for the royal guests and also used as the activity center of Pita Maha Organization. The Tjampuhan Hotel is the oldest hotels in Ubud with traditional style building integrate to the environments. In subsequent development, Ubud as a tourist destination and become one of the tourist destinations in Gianyar Regency with special characteristic and specification. It is situated in the sightseeing area that very closes with other tourist destinations such as Goa Gajah,Ubud Art Market, Painting Museum and Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Ubud Market is a traditional art market in the center of Ubud village, where the existence is not far different from other markets available in the tourism area. Ubud Market as a society economics center of Ubud and it is apposite to the existence of Ubud Empire that is called Puri Saren. The market is unfolding from west to easterly divided become two group with different purpose. There are two markets available at the same area those are one block at the Westside is for a traditional artistic market and another block located in the East as an everyday traditional fundamental market requirement.
The Existence of Market
There is no much different from other markets located in urban areas, Ubud traditional market as the economic center located in the hearth of Ubud Village, apposite to Puri Saren/Ubud Palace. The market stretch from the west to the east is divided into two groups with a different designation. The western block is designated for traditional art market meanwhile the eastern block is designated for a traditional market sell daily basic needs. The market is opened every day around 08.00 – 18.00 hours, event some shops are opened until evening. While the traditional market sell the daily basic needs is opened from 06.00 and even before the opening time, there is early morning market opened at 04.00 am. The souvenirs or handicrafts are sold at the traditional art market are consisted of multifarious of contemporary handicrafts with relatively cheapest prices.
Ubud Art Market has been appointed as a tourist destination in Bali that is many visited by tourists every day. It is located in the center of tourist attraction in Ubud and also in the area of tourist desitnations, so this market is very close with other famous tourist destinations such as Ubud Monkey Forest, Goa Gajah, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Painting Museum and Ubud Palace.
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