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Cultural heritage of Bali

barong

Do you see the Barong Dance when you visit Bali? If not, your experience journey is not completed yet. Barong Dance is probably one of the most well known dances around the world. Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, the performance is a story about the battle between Barong and Rangda to represent the eternal battle between good and evil.

Every Saturday, ENRICH your journey of discovery and experience our traditional Barong Dance which is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, resulting in myth and history being blended into one reality. And EXPLORE our Balinese Buffet Dinner with Balinese and regional Indonesian flavors. SUCKLING PIG (Balinese Special Roasted Pig) awaits your discovery.

Balinese Wayang

wayang

Flat cut-out figures silhouetted against a translucent, white screen, with a coconut-husk lamp as its source of light, which are composed of the most prominent theatrical expressions in Bali – #Wayang Shadow Puppet show. It is mostly expressions or enactments of religious mythology blended into one with historical facts that will keep a #Balinese entertained all night long.

Every Wednesday, under the stars outdoor theater, ENRICH your cultural journey and experience our Java Theater presenting traditional Wayang Shadow Puppet show and EXPLORE our Pasar Malam (night market) culinary journey with Balinese and regional Indonesian flavors.

For Ritual. For Balinese Beliefs. For Offering

Life is an offering

Dear Guests, when you visit the island of Bali,Although they are generally found in sacred places, like temples and household shrines, you will see many offerings everywhere from the beaches, shops, entrances to residences. The little pallets of offerings in Bali take so many different forms and would be one of the first things you feel in love with wandering the streets of Bali. These little tributes could be as simple as a small and fragrant frangipani adorning each and every step leading into a housing compound. Or more elaborate to guard the house’s doorway and appease the gods represented by statues throughout the house.

Offerings are actual representations of deities who are invisible to us. Their composition, the colours of their ingredients, and their cardinal location symbolize the presence of the gods. According to the Balinese beliefs, the offerings are represented gods in form, colour and essence.

Angkul angkul

Balinese Gate

In the traditional #Balinese architecture, there is a typical gate- Angkul-angkul, it is the entrance to the yard, giving an access to Balinese compounds in many places of the island. The gate itself is richly decorated with kala’s head, floral ornaments, and vajra or ratna pinnacles. The presence of this gate offers an experience of mysterious and luxurious atmosphere.