Tenganan Village

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Tenganan Village Bali Reviews

ulis ulis
327 reviews
Daytrip to Tenganan Dec 25, 2016
Visit Tenganan, the most welcoming of the few remaining Bali Aga (the original and usual a bit more dark skinned, Balinese) villages. It is known its unique village layout and architecture and for its Gamelan selunding music and geringsing double ikat textiles. There are several shops selling these textiles and other souveniers.

There is no public transport, go either by car or by bicycle, on the main road to Denpasar you will see a sign Tenganan to the right then an other 3-4 km until a parking lot at the entrance of the village, total distance about 14 km.
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arianna88 arianna88
15 reviews
Tenganan, a Traditional Bali Village Sep 25, 2011
It is located in East Bali, 1,5 hour far to get there by car from the capital city. It is a traditional Bali village which locals keep letting it natural as it is, compared with other touristy places in Bali.

It takes only 10 minutes by car/motorcycle to get the village if you stay in hotel/hostels near by the beach.Renting motorcycle is cheaper for an individual traveler or small group to go around the area.

If you start entering the village, especially in the morning, you will find a quite fresh original Bali village with locals doing various regular activities like giving feed to the chickens, washing the local cows, and preparing some stuffs for Hindu’s praying. No motor vehicles allowed in this village.

You also can see locals making traditional basket, making cloth weaving, writing/drawing a traditional stories in palm leafs and making wood crafting as well. It is fine if you only enjoying the village and talking with locals. Even though some of locals will try to offer you souvenirs to buy, but not that much as in other shopping place, you still can say "no thanks".

If you like hiking and enjoying the nature forest as well as seeing among local people doing various natural activities, this place is one place to visit.

Ensure you wear good shoes /sandals during hiking here because it might be slippery when rainy. In some areas in the village, you should be ready to smell something “unfamiliar” when you see cow shit around the street while hiking in the village forest 
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arianna88 says:
welcome, ivy..let me know if you need more information about tenganan, i will help as i can... :-)
Posted on: Oct 05, 2011
ivy says:
I most definitely will go there. It's closeby Sengkidu where we will stay next time.
Posted on: Oct 04, 2011
crazychictraveller says:
congrats on your feature, arianna!
Posted on: Oct 02, 2011
yuness yuness
250 reviews
'Tenganan Aga Village' May 21, 2009
Tenganan Village is located in Karangasem area close to attraction of Candidasa Beach. Candidasa is a reflection on the Kuta Beach a few decades ago. Candidasa Beach Beauty survives naturally without make up. The Village is about 65 km from Denpasar or from Candidasa only 10 km Which I did walk in about 45 minutes. Along the way there are many nice views .. there are other forms of transportation that can be used to visit the village...hire car or public car.

Tenganan Village is one of the Bali Aga villages besides Trunyan and Sembiran. Bali Aga is a village that still retains the lifestyle that people refer to the rules of traditional village customs inherited from their ancestors from generation to generation.

This differs from the kinship system adopted by the people in Bali in general. In addition, they also embraced endogamy system where local communities are bound in awig awig (customary law) that requires marriage performed by fellow villagers of Tenganan, because if violated, the citizens are not allowed to be manners (residents) in the village, meaning that they should live outside the village of Tenganan.

Tenganan Village is in the midst of the hills and is far and away a different famous place that Bali has to offer tourists other than Temples, Dance and Theatre. The village has the immense charm of an ancient village that still keep the traditional cultures alive.

Tenganan village area is divided into three, namely, settlements, plantations and paddy fields. Most of the inhabitant of the village earn a living from these natural resources, but only a few earn a living outside in other Towns or Cities.

Also this Village is famous for its handicrafts of woven fabrics for the making of GRINSING (Sarongs). The fabric is very famous and is distriduted to foreign countries and sold in the tens of millions, the colours are produced from natural herd ingredients which require a lengthy time of special treatments. Tourists who come to Karangasem, always taking the time to visit the Balinese traditional weaving.

And I thank the local residents who are making the fabric for a Special Invite to see the making Grinsing, tourist to can be invited too. Because the making is not easy of this woven fabric and the Grinsing, a Great value is given to it in Traditional and Sacred Ceremonies.
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