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Batubulan Village

Batubulan is an artistic countryside in west part of Gianyar regency. The identity and image as an art village, Batubulan has been famous in Indonesia and all over the world which has been built based on an artistic blessing dance of Barong (Barong and Keris dance). Barong Dance is daily performed at five different stages in this countryside, like Puseh Temple Stage, Tegal Tamu Stage, Denjalan Stage, Sahadewa Stage and Sila Budaya Stage. 

Batubulan origin, it is said, originated from the Supreme Deity Kalesan story, an adopted child who, after the King of Badung adult was given mercy by the King of Badung to build castles in the middle of the forest. Together with his followers, the Supreme Deity Kalesan then go out to the forest in the eastern part of the Kingdom of Badung. Arriving at the forest frontier, Great God Kalesan see a glow like a moon rock. The place was then called Batubulan, and in that place Great God Kalesan build his palace.

Village with an area of 6422 square kilometers is a unique village because most people have the expertise to make sculptures and carvings. The ability is passed on from generation to generation and continue growing until now. Because of the rapid expertise resident of this village, then along the road which divides the village of Batubulan there are many art galleries and shops (art shop) that sells artwork and crafts.

As an administrative region, Batubulan Village is divided into three traditional villages, including Indigenous Village Tegaltamu, Jero Kuta Customary Village, and the Indigenous Villages Dlod Tukat. Each traditional village is still divided into several banjo (custom unit that serves to manage the farm). Some of the banjo, in addition to managing the farm, also has the advantage of being able to present the performing arts that demand by tourists, such as Banjar Denjalan (Jero Kuta Customary Village) and Banjar Tegehe (Traditional Village Dlod Tukat) demonstrating Kecak, Barong and Legong 

 

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