Balinese traditions, what to know

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We continue the story of our trip to Bali and talk about Balinese traditions, a theme often forgotten by travel bloggers but that is as good as the natural beauty that this island offers. Here is a tour of Balinese houses and local dances!

We continue the story of our trip to Bali and talk about Balinese traditions, a theme often forgotten by travel bloggers but that is as good as the natural beauty that this island offers. Here is a tour of Balinese houses and local dances!

Bali is not just magnificent landscapes and temples perched atop the mountains. One of the things I would recommend is also to take a trip to discover Balinese traditions.

We might not have done it if it hadn’t been for our guide who with great pride wanted us to see with our own eyes 3 cornerstones of Balinese traditions.

The first stop, the one that you don’t really expect, is a visit to the traditional Balinese houses where there are still some families who do not want to separate from tradition. You enter a courtyard where the various units are located: there is the kitchen, the place to pray, where to sleep, the chicken coop. The style is very simple and all the rooms have a thatched roof. It seems to take a dip in the past. If you go to Bali I recommend planning a visit here.

Among the most lively Balinese traditions there are also the local dances: we got to see the Barong & Kris dance and the Kecak Dance.

The first dance tells the story of the eternal conflict between good (represented by a kind of goat called Barong) and evil (the Rangda, a close relative of Chewbacca). In the course of 45 minutes you will be able to admire the talented actors / dancers who play Barong and Rangda moving among various characters who are first tempted by evil and then saved by Barong.

The Kecak dance is even more special because it involves the employment of at least 40 dancers who sing the Kecak and frame the actors who once again interpret the struggle between good and evil.

We saw the show at the Uluwatu temple, we were very lucky because we could also admire the sunset in a breathtaking scenario.

The Kecak dance is also the fire dance, in fact, at the end of the show, the white monkey is imprisoned inside a circle of fire (true) from which, however, it manages to escape.

Fortunately, because I don’t like the roast monkey.

If you want to see videos of these particular Balinese traditions I suggest you go to my instagram profile @dontcallmefashionblogger and go to the featured stories of Bali.

Experiencing the Balinese traditions was just as exciting as seeing the splendid temples or lush landscapes of this magnificent island of Indonesia.

See you tomorrow with a new post on Bali.

I was wearing:

24.25 Clothing Top and Shorts

Gardini Spirit sandals

If you want to see previous posts here are the things to do in Bali on the first day, how to make videos for social media .

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Selvaggia Capizzi
Selvaggia Capizzi

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