Batubulan Village is famous as a center for sculpture and carving. Therefore, you must visit this village, especially for sculpture and carving lovers. Moreover, Batubulan Village has a strategic location with its beauty and cultural uniqueness. Various dance performances are displayed as a custom for welcoming guests in Batubulan Village. 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.
Know the 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 won the favor 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, Dewa Agung Kalesan saw a rock that shone like the moon and built a palace on that spot. That was the beginning of the name Batubulan Village.
Batubulan Village has an area of ??around 6,422 square kilometers. 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 heritage of shrewdness in carving statues. Every tourist can freely view and choose which collection of statues 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 agriculture and performing arts activities. One of them is Banjar Tegehe in the Traditional Village of Dlod Tukat and Banjar Denjalan in the Traditional Village of Jero Kuta. The two traditional villages present Balinese dances such as the Kecak Dance, Barong Dance and Legong Dance.
Beauty and Dance Performance in Batubulan Village
This Balinese dance performance is staged every day. If the Legong Dance and Barong Dance are performed in the morning, 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 ends with the Keris dance. This show starts from 09.30 to 10.30 WITA.
For the Kecak Dance, the performance starts at 06.00-19.00 WITA. The Kecak dance does not use gamelan music. But only the sound that comes 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
Things to Know
Batubulan Village is 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 the art that this village has.
There is no fee to enter the village area. However, if you want to watch a dance performance, usually the schedule and fare charged have been determined by the travel agency that provides the schedule to Batubulan Village.
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