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5 Places You Can Watch A Traditional Balinese Dance

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10 March 2020

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5 Places You Can Watch A Traditional Balinese Dance

``The island of Gods not only offers the beauty of nature but also abounds in art and culture. One of them is the Balinese dance. Balinese dance is known for its captivating dynamic movements. When you watch a Balinese dance, you will see how the dancer performed the dance. From the eyes, the smile, until the movements of the hand and feet look very comprehensive and beautiful``

1. Uluwatu Temple

This temple is considered one of the more important ones in Bali. Built on a rock, it is a great tourist center. Not only you can enjoy the energetic and hypnotic Kecak dance, but also the beautiful panoramic view of Uluwatu temple cliff and the sunset. Uluwatu temple is also one of the most favorite places to watch Kecak dance.

Location : Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Kab. Badung, Bali

Open : Daily from 06 PM to 07 PM

2. Ubud Royal Palace

Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Agung Ubud), one of the attractions in Ubud that you should visit. The Royal Palace in Ubud offered interesting and unique things to see during your holiday in Bali. Other than Kecak and Barong, you can also watch The Legong Dance, which is a folk dance that has young women in it wearing elaborate headdresses and colorful clothing. You can expect expressive gestures, complex footwork and finger movements that are just mesmerizing.

Location : Jl. Raya Ubud No.8, Ubud, Kec. Ubud, Kab. Gianyar, Bali 

Open : Daily from 07 PM to 09 PM

3. Batubulan Village

Located on the main road from Denpasar to Ubud, Batubulan is a renowned art village. The villagers are very creative and full of art inspirations to create the spectacular Balinese dance performance of Barong and Keris Dance. Barong Dance is a traditional dance and daily performed at five different stages in this countryside such as Puseh Temple Stage, Tegal Tamu Stage, Denjalan Stage, Sahadewa Stage as well as Sila Budaya Stage.

Location : Batubulan, Kab.Gianyar, Bali

Open : Daily from 09 AM to 10:30 AM and 6 PM to 7 PM

4. Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK)

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (GWK) offers a day out in a massive open park venue that’s home to one of the largest statues in the world. GWK has an open amphitheatre showcasing live cultural performances in the late afternoons. These include Barong (a dance drama depicting the eternal battle of good versus evil) and Kecak.

Location : Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Kab. Badung, Bali

Open : Daily from 10 AM to 07 PM

5. Pasar Senggol - Grand Hyatt Hotel Nusa Dua

Pasar Senggol is an entertainment area in the Grand Hyatt Hotel inspired by local temples found in Bali. As the resort’s central entertainment spot during the evening, Pasar Senggol features a bazaar-style Balinese market, handicraft exhibition as well as dance and musical performances. Each night, local dancers in elaborate costumes entertain diners with a variety of traditional Balinese dances including a hypnotic rendition of Kecak. After the show, guests are encouraged to check out the stalls of local artisans who sell everything from Balinese sweets to artworks.

Location : Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Kab. Badung, Bali

Open : Daily from 07:30 PM to 11 PM