TEMPLE CEREMONY IN BALI
Bali Festival & Ceremonies, especially to celebrate the anniversary of a temple, occurs every 210 days according to the Balinese calendar system. However, you can practically find an Odalan everyday. And an every Odalan, elaborately by the brilliant sound of Gamelan orchestra, gather the young and the old of the village. When you are going to Bali and eager to see and join this dramatic occasion of Bali festival and ceremonies, so please do not be hesitate to ask our staff for the location of the temples, how to dress up and to get there.
COCK FIGHTING IN BALI
Cock fights in Bali have one other aspect of the religion, one important characteristic of the Balinese Hindu religion is making an offering to the temple. Whenever there is an important Balinese ceremony, there should be blood sacrifice made to the bad spirit to win their cooperation and support. Fighting cocks, cocks fighting, and wagering on the fights have been popular obsessions with the Balinese generation. The tourist can worm his way into the sweating, jostling, noisy, gesticulating crowd of man and let us join them by standing around an open arena, watching the proceeding, might wonder if he has stepped into a different country.
BUFFALO RACE, BUFFALO RACING AT WEST BALI
See The Wild and Most Exciting Buffalo Races in The Wet Rice Paddy Field.
Negara is the capital town of Jembrana District in West Bali, the town is best known for the wild and most exciting buffalo races. The buffalo races in the wet rice paddy field held as a thanks-giving ritual and also a part of the harvest festivities. The races are pretty exciting and present a riot of spectacle with the buffaloes decorated colorfully and the winners hailed loudly. In this tour will also see the most unforgettable of Jegog Mebarong is a kind of traditional bamboo music and Kendang Mebarong is made of a very huge wood and leather of cow is a form of fusion/acculturation Hindu Religious culture of west Bali's art and cultural performances.
TENGANAN PANDANUS FIGHTER BALI CEREMONY
Tenganan is occupied by Bali Aga people, the descendants of the original balinese who has stranged customs, festival, and practices.
At the month - long Usaba Sambah Festival, which usually starts in June, men fight with stick wrapped in the thorny pandanus leaves attempt to draw blood. At this same festival, small, hand - powered ferris wheels are brought out and the village girls customed festival finery twirled around.
OGOH-OGOH PARADE IN BALI
Balinese Caka New Year is a year of seasons, celebrated for every year according to the Balinese lunar month down to Hindus believes. On the eve of the Balinese Caka New Year, on every crossroads, house entrance smaller sacrificial offerings are put to pacify the demonic forces. While in the evening, you can see ogoh-ogoh parade in Bali, everyone is outside making noise by sounding orchestra, cymbal and other noise-makers which then followed by processions of hundreds of torches and papier mache demons along the village. And tomorrow is a silence day, no one is allowed to leave the compound, one does not work and no light fire.
OMED-OMEDAN IN BALI
Omed-Omedan in Bali or Tug of War Without a Rope is also known as "The Kissing Tradition". The ritual commences by dividing the youths by gender into two opposing lines, where the boys eagerly wait on the northern, and the girls timidly line up in the southern, parts of the street. A referee will signal the start the game where each group gets close to pull each other, until the boys kiss the girls on the cheek. A Traditional Bali orchestra will accompany the ritual to encourage the spirit of each of the participants. Other members of the crowd pour the water onto the "kisser to make the war" come alive.
BALI KITES FESTIVAL
A great sport of the Balinese is to fly huge kites, some 35 feet long with many figures of it, by hoisting the into the air from dryfield with many people on the balinese costume and accompanied by the gamelan. The participant are mostly from Bali, some other areas of Indonesia even from other countries and the tradition of festival of the kites is an annual fixture, this take place during on four days.
BALI ART FESTIVAL
This is especially evident during a visit to the island this month when thousands of artisans from every corner of Bali participate in the island's biggest art. The opening ceremony involves thousands of performers marching from Bali governor's office to the Art Center. This Bali's biggest art festival and certainly the biggest in Indonesia.
BALI CIKAR - WEST BALI BUFFALO RIDE
This tour take you to explore and discover west Bali. It is a full day tour, approximately 10 hours, pick up from your hotel and directly drive to Negara district, west of Bali. The music called Kendang (huge wooden deum) will welcome you when you arrive at the location where buffalo ride take place, while you are waiting for the preparation of Buffalo ride, we will serve you the young coconut friut taken from the local coconut trees over there and we also allow if you want to try playing the Kendang instrument (huge wooden drum). The ride will spend the time around 50 minutes at the soil road, along the ride you will see the countryside with rice fields, the real farmer activities, and some plantation of the coconut, cocoa, Bali coffee, etc. You will have a lot of photo opportunity along the ride. Finish the ride we will take you to visit Taman Munduk Sari Temple (Pulaki gifted God Temple). The next place is Benel dam, along the way to this dam we will drive through beautiful countryside, this dam is an important dam for west Bali farmers which is functioned as irigation for their rice fields. After dam the tour continues to Munduk Tumpeng is a high land offers a very spectacular panorama of the mountains, rice fields, Indian Ocean in the distance and also you can see the town of Negara from the top of this area. Continue the tour to Negara town, where we will serve your lunch. After finish lunch and then visiting Rambut Siwi Temple, it is one of the most important hindu temple in west Bali, was built in 16 century, by the priest named Danghyang Nirarta, the temple located on the cliff with black sandy beach of the Indian Ocean and the terraced rice fields in the other side of the temple. Coffee break is the last stop in this tour before we drive back to your hotel.
Pick Up Time: 07.00 am (Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud), 07.30 am (Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu), 09.30 (West Bali area)
Prices: Adult: USD 95 | Child 5 to 10 yo: USD 50 | Child 0 to 4 yo: free of charge.
Price Includes: Comfortable car pick up and return to your hotel, Buffalo ride, huge wooden drum, petrol, English speaking driver, all entrance tickets, donation, coffee break, mineral water / soft drink, fresh young coconut and lunch.
|Kendang (huge wooden drum)
||Taman Munduk Sari Temple
|Restaurant at Negara Town
||Rambut Siwi Temple