8 unique traditions to see in Bali! Many of the uniqueness you can find in Bali and in addition to the list of tours in Bali. There are many places with their unique tradition in Bali. We will help you to get some ideas about their traditions. Hopefully useful for you!
1. Seeing the dead bodies lying on the ground in Trunyan Village, Kintamani
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One of most famous traditions is in the Trunyan village. The villagers who live in Trunyan village do funeral in different way. The funeral in Bali normally we do with burial or a cremation ceremony. However, in Trunyan Village, the corpses were placed only on grave grounds. The corpse lying beside a tree that only grows in Truyan called Taru Menyan tree. It is said that according to legend around, the tree absorbs the odor from the corpse beside it. So then, you won’t smell anything from the corpses.
2. Watching fight called Perang Pandan
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Doing tours to Bali, you will see the famous and also the unique tradition will make a memorable experience for lifetime. The village of Tenganan has one of the most unique and famous traditions. Their tradition called Perang Pandan. The Perang Pandan uses a thorny leaf that thrives in this village. Thereupon the fight end, many men will cure eachother using traditional method. This ritual is shown to worship the God of Indra as the embodiment of the God of War. The Perang Pandan will astonish you to see how much they have the soul of a knight.
3. Watching the Ogoh-ogoh Parade.
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Balinese celebrates Nyepi every once a year. Nyepi celebration is a New Year celebration in Bali. A day earlier, there is a parade called the Ogoh-ogoh parade. Ogoh-ogoh is a giant statue of monster made of bamboo and paraded around the village by the villagers. Ogoh-ogoh is an evil manifestation of human nature on earth. Expected at this New Year celebration, we learn to be better. At the end of the parade, all the activities will not be held. Bali Airport also closed for 24 hours. This is related to Nyepi day or known as Silent Day. For this reason, everyone who is in Bali at that time has to follow this.
4. Galungan day with thousand of Penjors
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Galungan is a celebration every 210 days in Bali. This is the greatest celebration on this island of the Gods. Galungan day celebrates with the decoration called Penjor. Penjor will be placed at front of every house in Bali. Penjor is a meaning of the gratitude of the human race in Bali for all the welfare given by God. Penjor is made of high bamboo and decorated with materials contained in agriculture such as rice, fruits. Many men are very busy redecorating Penjor. Bali has the best view with Penjor ornaments on every village.
5. Watching cremation called Ngaben in Bali
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The cremation ritual in Bali is called Ngaben. Ngaben performed as a form of liberation of the human soul to return to the creator. Ngaben ceremony is very important in Bali. For the Balinese, Ngaben is a must. Every time we watch the Ngaben ceremony, we will see some sarcophagus shaped like a lion, elephant-headed fish and very tall tower. Ngaben is a must watch when you are in Bali. A Tradition brings you an amazing experience.
6. The ritual of purification in Tirta Empul temple
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The purification ritual in Tirta Empul temple is a self-cleansing ritual using the holy spring from Tirta Empul temple. There are so many Hindus in Bali who do the purification at the Tirta Empul water fountain. Tirta Empul temple is one of the oldest temples in Bali. Become first temple to visit. One of our tours, invite you to follow this ritual.
7. Dive at Crystal Bay with a rare Mola-Mola fish
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One of the most recent tours in Bali is a visit to the island of Nusa Penida. Many tourists always look for snorkeling and diving activities. The Crystal Bay beach is very famous for the Mola-Mola fish. The Mola-mola fish usually appear between August and late October. The Mola-Mola is very friendly to the divers. Despite this fish has creepy form. Join us to discover Nusa Penida.
8. Kising ritual in Banjar Kaja Sesetan, Denpasar
Omed-omedan is the term given for the mass kissing ritual at Banjar Kaja Sesetan Denpasar. This unique tradition is very famous in Bali. One day after Nyepi day, the villagers from Banjar Kaja Sesetan village held a ritual Omed-omedan which aims to reject and avoid the plague. This tradition can be considered unique and very interesting to watch, because it involves the young men and women who pull each other pull and hug and try to kiss each other. Once you do tours to Bali you have to look a great time to witness this ritual.
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