Best Places to Watch Balinese Traditional Dance 2018.09.14

Talking about Bali tourism is endless. From beautiful exotic beaches, stunning waterfalls, temples that stand gallantly in every corner of the land, Bali has never failed to amaze everyone.

Bali is not only famous for its natural beauty, but also famous for their traditional culture that is still inherent in all Balinese people. One of those cultures is Balinese Traditional Dance.

There are several different types of Balinese traditional dance. The most famous are Kecak dance, Legong dance, Barong dance, Baris dance, Pendet dance and Cendrawasih dance. In the past, these dances were only performed when Balinese have a religious ceremonies, but now it has been shown to the public.

On this blog post, our editorial team have chosen their favorites place to watch Balinese dance performances that you won't miss to visit.

1. Uluwatu Temple

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Standing on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Uluwatu Temple is one place you cannot miss to watch Balinese dance performances. With the backdrop of the most spectacular scenery in Bali especially in sunset, Uluwatu Temple will present a performance of Kecak Dance that you cannot forget.

Location Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali
How to book No need to book in advance. You can buy the ticket at the temple. Kecak Dance ticket booth will open from 4pm. Or you can contact Kura Kura Bus to arrange Uluwatu Kecak Dance tour. More details and itinerary, visit their website on kura2bus.com

2. Tugu Hotel

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*image source by Tugu Hotel

Situated in the heart of Canggu, Tugu Hotel will offer you an unique dining experience while being entertained by live ancient Balinese Dance & Music Performances. The show is performed every Thursday, from 7:30 PM onwards and will be staged at the majestic Bale Agung, a soaring 15 meter tall ancient architecture under the watch of the oldest, most gigantic wooden Garuda statue ever carved. Under the captivating atmosphere and presented by the best traditional performers in the region, Tugu Hotel presents an opportunity to watch century-old Balinese dances and live gamelan.

Location Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Bali, Indonesia
How to book The live ancient Balinese Dance & Music Performance in Tugu Hotel is always full with guest. So we recommend you to book in advance via email at bali@tuguhotels.com or call +62 361 4731 701

3. Puri Saren or Ubud Royal Palace

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*image source by Anna & Michal via Flickr

Puri Saren, also known as Ubud Royal Palace is situated in the heart of Ubud village, at the intersection of Monkey Forest Road and Jl. Raya Ubud. The palace is now occupied by the descendants of the last king of Ubud, who still have an important voice in how the local community is run. Almost on every night, the Balinese dance performances, especially Legong dance will be held at the palace's courtyard.

Location Jl. Raya Ubud No.8, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali
How to book No need to book in advance. Tickets are usually sold in front of the Puri Saren before show time and at Fabulous Ubud.
How to go You can use Kura Kura Bus and hop off at Puri Lukisan Museum on LINE 5. It takes aprroximetly 4 minutes by foot to Ubud Palace from there.

4. Batubulan Villlage

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*image source by Tanenhaus via Flickr

Batubulan Village is located on the west part of Gianyar. Batubulan Village is an art village that is well known in Bali. Art is not art without dance. For this reason, start at 9:30 in the morning daily, you can enjoy a Barong and Kris Dance perfomances which perfomed at five different stage such as Puseh Temple Stage, Tegal Tamu Stage, Denjalan Stage, Sahadewa Stage as well as Sila Budaya Stage.

Location Gianyar Regency, Bali
How to book No need to book in advance. You can visit the village and directly buy the ticket on there.

5. Arma Museum Ubud

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*image source by ARMA Bali

Built on 6 hectares of land, the Agung Rai Museum of Art or ARMA is a perfect place to learn about Balinese cultures. Here, you can find arts from Balinese, Indonesian, and foreign artists whose their work is inspired by the beauty of Bali's nature and culture. In addition, you can also watch theatrical, dance, music perfomances that is almost held every week.

Location Jalan Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Bali Indonesia
How to book Please call +62 361 976 659 or email at sales@armabali.com
How to go You can use Kura Kura Bus if you want to visit ARMA and hop off at sisi original bag shop on LINE 5 (Ubud Line). It takes aprroximetly 4 minutes by foot to ARMA from there.

6. Pasar Senggol

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Pasar Senggol is situated in the heart of the hotel Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua. Pasar Senggol reflects the thousands of local temples found on the island of Bali. Pasar Senggol is the resort’s central evening activity area, and includes a Balinese handicraft exhibition and market.

Evenings are highlighted by an extravaganza of Balinese culture, with performances ranging from the hypnotic “Kecak” dance to the legendary “Ramayana” ballet that entertain the guests as they dine. The pathways leading to the restaurant’s entry are lined with local artisans who create and sell their wares in true market “bazaar” style to the hotel guests and Pasar Senggol diners.

Location Grand Hyatt Bali, Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363
How to book Please call +62 361 77 1234 Ext. 8419 or email at bali.grand@hyatt.com
How to go You can use Kura Kura Bus and go straight to Grand Hyatt Bali on LINE 1 or LINE 2.

 



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