Starting to visit Ubud region where you can see the activities of the local artist. The first stop is Tohpati Village to see how the people make Batik Hand Weaving, Celuk Village as the center of God and Silver smith, Batuan Village to visit one of the painters house introduce you the composition of typical Balinese house and the painters activity. Afterwards we visit Mas which famous of it’s woodcarver master. Afterwards we take Batuan Village to enter the Old Temple of Puseh Temple, continue to waterfall in Tegenungan Village the next is enter Mongkey Forest and Puri Saren Palace. Afterwards you can take your time to visit Ubud Art Market where you find the typical souvenir of Bali. After that we will see the unique Dance called Ramayana Kecak Dance in Batubulan Village. The trip ended by heaving dinner is recommended sea food dinner at Jimbaran. Than transfer back your hotel.
Tohpati is widely known as the center of handmade Balinese batik with various colors and shapes. Here the visitors will be exhibited the Batik making and hand weaving process. Finally you can buy some to bring home. The specialties of Balinese Batik can be seen from the strong Javanese motifs; some of modern Batik applies the paintings object, such as Balinese culture, caremonies, beautiful sites, or mythological figures.Batik is one of the most beautiful wearable art and the approach to the other side of Balinese rich culture.
Celuk Village is the famous village in Bali as a tourist destination cause of the local residents is very proactive and full of innovation to the gold and silver crafting. This countryside is located in sub district of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency and owns the individuality and excellence in production of gold and silver crafting. Most of them are Balinese professional, artistic and skillful of design development related to the silver and gold crafting.
The production of gold and silver at this villages have penetrated to the local, national and international market. It can be measured from the type of artwork result and variation of ornament, good as present and also export commodity. The type of gold and silver craft has been produced in this countryside are covering various of rings, bangles, chokers, earrings, mother of pearls, Tusuk Konde, broach and other types. Beside of that, Celuk’s workers are able to response the market demands and produce the modern product like medal, market and culture symbol. In spanning of artistic growth history, the silver and gold crafting had been started by group of family pertained by Clan Pande. From this family circle, the activity of gold and silver crafting has disseminated to entire society as a top profession which are previously as the farmer. In year 1970’s decades, it has been happened the change of countryside society culture significantly from agrarian society structure of crafting. Even nowadays, some of them have jumped again to the economic structure of service by focusing in tourism industry. The change and jumping movement of these structures have brought the new positive impact for posperity. Celuk Village, Kuta and Ubud are the properous countryside in Bali by the higher resident’s income cause of tourism.
Celuk Village is strategically located in main road from Denpasar to Gianyar regency which is about 5 km from Denpasar town. The next door villages are Batubulan Village which is famous of Barong dance and stone carving, Singapadu Village with the art village equipped by places of recreation such as Bird Park and Bali Zoo Park, Batuan Village with the traditional painting, Guang Village with the wood carving and Sukawati as a center of art market. Along way of Celuk Village about 2 km, we will find in the left and right side the various type of gold and silver shop which are opened to the domestic and international tourist. It is also inside of this village, we will find the activities and workshop of crafting which are ready to be ordered in small or huge number.
BATUAN AND LODTUNDUH (PAINTING VILLAGE)
Painting of Bali have experienced remarkable evolution. Traditionally another means of expressing religious and mythological ideas, paintings of Bali have been subjected to a number of influences, including deep interaction with Western painters who came and lived in Bali.
As with any other artistic expression found in the island, these influences have been uniquely adapted into Bali’s personality, creating new nuances and styles of paintings that are distinctly Balinese.
Instead of religious or mythical characters of wayang, contemporary paintings present nature, daily lives of Balinese, or even tourists. The shades of coal gray that dominate traditional paintings are now accompanied by vibrant play of color capturing Jalak Bali or Gunung Agung in the morning sun. The Raja of Ubud was known for his fondness of arts and paintings, and his oppenness to foreigners.
Thus Ubud became the center of arts, welcoming into its heart renowned artists such as Bonnet, Spies, Blanco, Snel, et., many of whom came and never could leave Bali. Today’s Ubud is only slightly different. You should not be surprised to run into a foreign writer who has spent months living in a homestay facing a rice field terrace while writing his next book.
Fabulous museums of paintings such as the Muji family, Semar Kuning, Dewa Putu Toris have in their permanent collections some of the best paintings ever produced by Balinese of foreigners who found their physical and artistic home in Bali.
Mas Village is one of villages in Bali fundamentally identified as a artistic countryside by focusing in artistic of wood carving. Mas Village is located in Ubud sub distric and Gianyar Regency, east part of Bali. It owns the typical style of wood carving art by placing forward the distinguish synergy the humanism and naturalism. The village’s popularity as an art village is famous in the national and world level which is not forgetting from the highness name of some maestros which has borne and found the spirit (taksu) and soul. The famous maestro who was borne in the village is Ida Bagus Tilem.
This artistic countryside owns the long history root. The result of wood carving art in this village owns the immeasurable and wide dimension like idol for the devoting (arca idol), representative dimension of everyday Balinese social society life(farmer, fisherman, worker, intellectual, merchant etc), the abstract dimension as existing of actor imagination which is listening carefully of reality, dynamics and life philosophy. The villagers are same as villagers at other tourism countryside in Bali that have also experienced the transformation from agrarian society to the crafting society. Even nowadays, it is continued to service society from commerce service until levying service of the souvernir for overseas and domestic tourist.
It is strategically located in the main road from Denpasar to Ubud and it can be reached from various of angle. It is about 15 km easterly go to the majors road to Ubud from Denpasar town. If you wish to go to this place from Denpasar, the starting spandrel points step into Mas Village is Sakah, where a big baby idol monumentally existing in the middle of road. The Baby idol is a symbol and representantive of human being life early which is believed by local residents with full of philosophic value, religious and dynamism.
Batuan temple is a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local resident of Batuan countryside. The temple is designed very beautifull with full of Balinese ornaments and ther roof temple building is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm tree. It is strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Ubud.
What makes the Kecak special is that the accompanying music is provided by the human voice, the gamelan suara, a choir of a hundred men or more sitting in concentric circles, swaying standing up, lying prone as the story develops. Amangst the swaying masses the voices of the storytellers can be heard telling the unfolding tale.
The story is a fragment from the Ramayana, the Hindu epic which finds its expressionin many forms, not only in dance, but also in painting and carving. Prince Rama, heir to the throne of the kingdom of Ayodya, and his wife Sita have been banished from the kingdom by King Dasarata as a result of trickery by Rama’s stepmother. The begins with the arrival of Rama and Sita accompanied by Rama’s brother Laksamana in the forest of Dandaka.
The trio have been observerd by the demon Rahwana, King of Alengka, who lusts after the beautiful Sita.Rahwana sends his prime minister Marica to try and isolate Sita so that Rahwana can kidnap her. Marica’s magical powers turn him into a golden deer and he enters the forest and when the Sita sees the golden deer she is so enchanted by it hat she asks Rama to capture it for her. Rama chases after the deer leaving his brother Laksamana behind with strict instruction to protect Sita. When Sita thinks she hears a cry for help from Rama she forces Laksamana to go after Rama by accusing him of cowardice and he goes off to help Rama with great relutance after drawing a magic circle on the ground and telling Sita the she should not under any circumstance step out side the circle.
Sita, left alone in the forest becomes an easy prey to the trickery of Rahwana who has disguised himself has an old periest and bags Sita for some food as he is cold and hungry. Sita falls for his trick, she steps out side the circle to give the old priest some some food and Rahwana grabs her and takes herto his place. Once back in his palace in Alengka, Rahwana tries everything the can to seduce Sita without an luck.
In the palace of Alengka, Sita pours out her heart about her cruel fate to Rahwana’ niece Trijata, when Hanoman appears telling her that hi is Rama’s envoy and proving it by showing her Rama’s ring. Sita gives Hanoman a hairpin to show she is still alive and sand him back to Rama with a massage to come to her rescue.
In the meantime Rama and Laksamana accompanied by Tualen are wandering in the forest looking for Sita when Meganada, Rahwana’s son, appears and enges Rama and Laksamana in Battle. Meganada uses his magic powers and shoots of an arrow which magically turns in to a dragon which overpowers Rama and Laksamana and they are trussed up in ropes.
The bird Garuda, King of all the bird, a good friend of King Dasarata, has observed trouble Rama is in from high up in the sky and comes to the rescue freeing the brothers from the ropes. Rama and Laksamana continue on their way to rescue Sita and are joined by Sugriwa, king of the monkeyes, and his monkeyes army.
This fragmen of the Ramayana come to an end with the bittle between Sugriwa and his Monkeys Army and Meganada and his Demon Army which ends with the defeat of Meganada.
Jimbaran Beach is the beach with white sand along the coastal and it is located in southern part of Bali. There are plenty of cafes are available in this place and offering delicious seafood dinner with breathtaking view of Indian Ocean and sunset. Please find the selection of seafood Menu at Jimbaran cafe.
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approx : 08 hours