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Tenganan

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Tenganan, Manggis, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

IDR 30,000

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"When visiting Tenganan in Bali, don't miss out on the opportunity to witness the famous Geringsing double ikat cloth being handmade by the skilled artisans - it's a true testament to the village's rich cultural heritage. To fully immerse yourself in the local experience, engage in a friendly conversation with the residents and learn about their ancient traditions and customs that have been passed down through generations."

What is Tenganan in Bali?

Tenganan is a traditional village located in Bali, Indonesia. It is one of the oldest villages on the island and is known for its unique culture and customs. Tenganan is situated in the Karangasem Regency, nestled between lush green hills and rice fields. The village offers visitors a glimpse into the traditional way of life in Bali and provides a serene and authentic experience.

History of Tenganan

Tenganan's history dates back over a thousand years. It is believed to have been founded by the Bali Aga, the original inhabitants of Bali, who lived on the island before the arrival of Hinduism. The village has managed to preserve its ancient traditions and customs throughout the centuries, making it a significant cultural and historical site.

When planning your tours in Bali don't forget to visit Tenganan.

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Why is Tenganan Important?

Tenganan is an important cultural and historical attraction in Bali. It is one of the few remaining Bali Aga villages, where visitors can witness traditional rituals, ceremonies, and crafts. The village's distinct architecture, with its well-preserved traditional houses and ancient temples, showcases the unique cultural heritage of the Bali Aga people. Tenganan is also known for its traditional method of double-ikat weaving, a technique recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Things to do & see in Tenganan

  • Bali Aga Culture: Immerse yourself in the rich Bali Aga culture by exploring Tenganan's ancient traditions, customs, and rituals. Witness sacred ceremonies, such as the Usaba Sambah Festival, where villagers perform traditional dances and rituals to honor their ancestors.

  • Traditional Crafts: Discover the art of double-ikat weaving, one of Tenganan's most famous crafts. Visit local artisans and observe the intricate process of creating beautiful textiles using this traditional technique.

  • Traditional Architecture: Marvel at the unique architecture of Tenganan's traditional houses, known as rumah gadang. These houses feature intricate carvings, high thatched roofs, and ancient designs that have been passed down for generations.

  • Village Walks: Take a leisurely stroll through Tenganan's narrow streets and soak in the peaceful atmosphere. Explore the village's picturesque surroundings, including lush rice fields and scenic hills.

  • Local Cuisine: Indulge in traditional Balinese cuisine at local warungs (small restaurants) in Tenganan. Try local dishes such as babi guling (roast suckling pig) and sate lilit (minced meat satay).

Tenganan offers a unique and enriching experience for visitors seeking to explore Bali's traditional heritage. 

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The village's timeless charm, cultural significance, and warm hospitality make it a must-visit destination in Bali.

Frequently asked questions

What is Tenganan?

Tenganan is a traditional village located in Bali, Indonesia.

What makes Tenganan unique?

Tenganan is known for preserving its ancient traditions and customs, making it one of the most authentic villages in Bali.

What can visitors expect to see in Tenganan?

Visitors can expect to see traditional Balinese architecture, unique crafts, and cultural performances in Tenganan.

Is Tenganan open to tourists?

Yes, Tenganan welcomes tourists and offers guided tours to showcase its rich cultural heritage.

Are there any restrictions or guidelines for visitors in Tenganan?

Yes, visitors are expected to respect the village's customs and traditions, including appropriate attire and behavior.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Tenganan, Manggis, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

IDR 30,000

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