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Balinese Dance Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

Dance is a huge part of Balinese culture. Known as tarian Bali in Indonesian, Balinese dance is unique, dynamic, and very expressive. There are several different types of Balinese dance, most of which are closely related to Hinduism. If you’re traveling to the Island of the Gods, taking in a dance performance should be high…

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Video Tour of Balinese Temples Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, and for good reason. There are thousands of temples across the island, and going to them is a major part of daily life. Here are a few of Bali’s most notable temples in a short video tour:

Best Culture and Travel Posts of 2016 Posted by on Dec 27, 2016

2016 was a big year here, as we had tons of great posts about Indonesia and its language and culture. We’ve already put together a list of the best language posts from this year, so go back and check that out to build your vocabulary and learn lots of useful grammar. This blog is also…

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Uluwatu and Kecak Dance Video Posted by on Jul 25, 2016

Bali Day Trips

One item that is high atop tour itineraries in Bali is a visit to Uluwatu Temple to see a kecak performance. Explore this important Balinese temple and see highlights from the traditional dance in this short video. Sunset at Uluwatu with the kecak performance is a highlight of any Bali trip.

Uluwatu Temple and Kecak Dance Posted by on Jul 21, 2016

Bali is home to over a thousand pura (temples), which play a vital role in the daily lives of the island’s inhabitants. Temples in every village across the island host important ceremonies, such as Purnama (full moon) and funerals. While each temple is important in its own right, the nine directional temples are a step above the…

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Kecak and Fire Dance Video Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

One of the most unique and fascinating forms of Balinese dance is kecak. This performance involves upwards of 100 men chanting rather than a traditional gamelan orchestra, and it concludes with a stunning fire dance.

Balinese Culture – Kecak and Fire Dance Posted by on Sep 24, 2015

Perhaps the most unique of all the Balinese dances, kecak is a one-of-a-kind performance. Rather than being accompanied by a gamelan orchestra – as most Balinese forms of dance are – kecak features a chorus of upwards of 100 men repeatedly chanting “cak” while waving their arms and hands. It is believed that this derives from…

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