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Bakas Village

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Jalan Subak Bungsih Jl. Bakas No.4, Nyalian, Kec. Banjarangkan, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80752, Indonesia

Opening Hours

24 hours

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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5.00/5 - (2 Votes)
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Sugita
Local tour guide
"For an unforgettable experience at Bakas Village in Bali, arrive early in the morning to witness the stunning sunrise over the lush green landscapes. Don't forget to bring insect repellent to keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay while exploring the hidden trails and encountering the local wildlife."

What is Bakas Village?

Bakas Village, nestled in the heart of Bali, Indonesia, is far more than just a dot on the map. It's a serene escape for those who seek the solace of nature and the warmth of genuine Balinese hospitality. This village isn't just a place I hold dear – it's an enclave where tradition thrives amidst rice paddies and lush landscapes.

History of Bakas Village

Bakas Village has a rich tapestry of history woven through generations. Its story spans hundreds of years, deeply rooted in the agricultural life that sustains the Balinese people. These lush fields and the surrounding forest have witnessed the ebb and flow of Bali's cultural and spiritual evolution. The name 'Bakas' itself resonates with the aura of the past, reflecting legends and tales that are fervently protected by its residents.

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Why is Bakas Village Important?

This village is a bastion of cultural importance. It's here that the authentic Balinese way of life continues undisturbed by the rush of modernity. Bakas isn't simply a place; it's a living, breathing chronicle of Bali's ethos. For the local community, preserving their customs, dance, music, and art, is not just about remembering the past; it's their form of rebellion against the homogenizing effects of global culture.

Moreover, Bakas Village has a unique importance to eco-tourism within Bali. As travelers increasingly seek sustainable and responsible travel options, Bakas provides a blueprint for harmonious living with nature. The locals cultivate the land with techniques passed down through the ages, emphasizing an organic relationship with the environment.

Things to Do & See at Bakas Village

  • As one meanders through Bakas, there's an array of experiences that unfold. You can engage with the villagers to learn about traditional farming methods or find tranquility walking through the terraced rice fields, revealing the intricate subak irrigation system that's a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ever tried your hand at Balinese cooking? Here, culinary secrets are generously shared, as food is the heart of community life.

  • Don't miss the elephant tours – they're a highlight. The gentle giants are a symbol of the balance between nature and humanity. And while these are contentious, I assure you that in Bakas, these creatures are treated with the utmost respect and affection, as is the Balinese way.

  • For the spiritually curious, the temples in and around Bakas are quiet sanctuaries where one can witness religious ceremonies that have remained unchanged for centuries. You might stumble upon a dance performance or a gamelan ensemble practicing - these are not staged for tourists, mind you, but a real peek into daily life.

  • And, if you're inclined toward adventure, the Melangit River challenges with its rapids – perfect for white-water rafting. For the keen-eyed traveler, local flora and fauna reveal themselves in the village's gardens and beyond, offering a treasure trove for nature lovers.

  • Bakas Village doesn't just exist in space; it exists in time. It's a place where clocks seem to tick differently, urging you to slow down and breathe in the essence of Bali. And perhaps, in its tranquility, you might find something unexpected: a part of yourself resonating with the timeless rhythm of this enchanting locale. Have you ever felt such a connection to a place, where every breath in syncs with the pulse of the land?

With its rich cultural heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and warm hospitality, Bakas Village offers a truly immersive experience for visitors. 

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Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat or an opportunity to delve into the vibrant Balinese culture, Bakas Village is sure to captivate your senses and leave you with cherished memories of Bali.

Frequently asked questions

1. What is Bakas Village?

Bakas Village is a tourist attraction located in Bali, Indonesia. It is known for its unique elephant safari and cultural performances.

2. How can I reach Bakas Village?

Bakas Village is situated in Banjarangkan, Klungkung Regency, approximately 30 kilometers from Denpasar. You can reach it by hiring a taxi or private transportation.

3. What activities are available at Bakas Village?

At Bakas Village, you can enjoy an exciting elephant safari through the jungle, witness traditional Balinese dances and music performances, and explore the beautiful surroundings.

4. How long does the elephant safari last?

The elephant safari at Bakas Village usually lasts around 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the package you choose.

5. Are there any age restrictions for the elephant safari?

Yes, there are age restrictions for the elephant safari. Children below 5 years old and pregnant women are not allowed to participate for safety reasons.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Jalan Subak Bungsih Jl. Bakas No.4, Nyalian, Kec. Banjarangkan, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80752, Indonesia

Opening Hours

24 hours

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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