The island of Bali is rich in beauty and uniqueness that cannot be found anywhere else. Many tourists come to visit Bali just to spend time and make beautiful memories. Especially when the holiday season arrives, local tourists and foreign tourists will definitely enliven the island of Bali. There are many exciting activities that can be done while in Bali, such as visiting all the popular tourist attractions. One of them is Batubulan Village.
Batubulan village is in a strategic location that has cultural beauty. As is the custom of welcoming guests and always displays various Balinese dance performances. Some of them are Barong Dance, Kecak Dance and even Legong Dance. These things make a trip to Bali feel incomplete without visiting Batubulan Village.
Getting to Know the Unique History of Batubulan Village
Batubulan village is the result of a palace built by Dewa Agung Kalesan. Dewa Agung Kalesan is the adopted son of the King of Badung. He received the generosity of the King of Badung by being given the opportunity to build a palace in the middle of the forest. While on his way to the forest, the Great God Kalesan saw a stone that shone like the moon and then built a palace on that spot. That was the beginning of the name Batubulan Village.
Batubulan village has an area of ??about 6,422 sq km. Every tourist who visits this village will find various galleries or art shops along the way. Obviously, because the residents of Batubulan village have a legacy of shrewdness in carving statues. Every tourist can freely view and choose a collection of sculptures or works of art to buy.
Batubulan Village is divided into 3 traditional villages, namely Tegaltamu Traditional Village, Jero Kuta Traditional Village, and Dlod Tuka Traditional Village. Where each traditional village is further divided into several Banjars. Its function is to manage several activities such as farming and presenting art activities. One of them is Banjar Tegehe in Dlod Tukat Traditional Village and Denjalan Banjar in Jero Kuta Traditional Village. The two traditional villages offer Balinese dances such as the Kecak Dance, Barong Dance, and Legong Dance.
Following the Dance Performance Schedule in Batubulan Village
This Balinese dance performance is staged every day. If the Legong Dance and Barong Dance are performed in the morning, then the Kecak Dance is performed at night. The Legong dance is performed at the beginning as the opening act, followed by the Barong dance and ending with the Keris dance. This show starts from 09.30 to 10.30 WITA.
For the Kecak Dance, the show starts at 06:00 to 19:00 WITA. Kecak dance does not use gamelan music. But only the sound that came out of the mouths of the dancers. The tones are different and arranged in such a way as to create a unique impression in the music.
In Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency
Access Information to Batubulan Village
Batubulan Village is located on a strategic route between Denpasar and Gianyar City. If you want to go to Kintamani, you will pass the Batubulan Village route. Therefore, Batubulan Village is always crowded with tourists who want to know more about the beauty of art that this village has.
There is no charge to enter the village area. However, if you want to watch a dance performance, usually the schedule and fees charged have been determined by the travel agency that provides the schedule to Batubulan Village.
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