Explore Bali Through These Cultural Travel Ideas

Bali also known as the Island of Gods is a complete package for ideal vacation. There are many things to explore from mesmerizing landscape to distinctive culture. However, Bali has many more and beyond that it is impossible for you to run out of ideas of what to do during your vacation in Bali. Lots of people visit Bali mostly because they also want to learn more about the rich cultures. They want to experience all unforgettable cultural tourism in the island to the fullest. And here are several cultural activities you can consider to do during your visit to Bali:

Bali Hindu Temple - Ubud Water Palace Panorama. Majestic Hindu Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati Temple in Ubud under blue summer sky. Ubud, Bali Island, Indonesia, South-East Asia, Asia

Spend a night at one of tourist villages

There are many tourist villages in Bali that welcome tourists and travelers alike to experience what it is like to live in a traditional Balinese village. There are so may aspects to learn from cultural to natural experiences. Spend one or few nights at one of the tourist villages in Bali and blend in with the locals. You can observe how the locals live day by day and how they interact with each other and nature. You can also directly involve in various activities the locals do to fully experience the cultural aspects. 

One of the most recommended tourist villages to visit is Penglipuran village. It is situated on the south of Bangli, providing more serenity, away from the hustle bustle of big city. The people living in this village still retain traditional Balinese Hindus values.

Get to know more Balinese heritage

Get authentic experience learning more about Balinese heritage by checking out Samsara Living Museum. This is such a one-of-a-kind destination situated in Jungutan village. In this museum, you get to learn more about various traditional Balinese rituals and ceremonies. Since this is a living museum, you get to observe the people. You will learn more about how the locals practice ceremonies and rituals in a proper way.

Aside from observing, you are also welcome to enjoy various activities such as learning how to make traditional Balinese delights and taste them. You may also get the opportunity to learn how to brew Balinese alcoholic beverage called arak. Or, join a practice the locals practicing to Balinese traditional dance performance. 

Have healing moment on a spiritual journey

It is recommended to visit Tirta Empul to embark on spiritual journey. This temple is special because it’s featured Bali’s sacred pool of purification. This temple is situated near the Presidential palace of Tampaksiring in Manukaya village. People visit this temple to also witness purification ritual known as Melukat done within the pristine pools of the temple. 

Hunt authentic collectibles that scream Balinese culture

It is recommended to do shopping spree at one of many souvenir markets in Bali. One of the most recommended places to check out for is Guwang Art Market. This is where you can find wide range of handmade traditional Balinese crafts and artworks. They are relatively affordable and the most important thing is the products are exceptional and authentic.