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Explore Night Markets in Ubud

As the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud presents endless experiences and ideas for visitors. If you’re looking for places to visit in Ubud, especially after dark, night markets are ideal. The night market in Ubud is an excellent place to sample the local culinary delights, buy handmade local handicrafts, and just be immersed in the local Balinese community and culture. ...

July 26, 2019 Bali Culture, Restaurant, Travel

Kecak Dance – The Monkey Chanting Dance

With a history so rich and rooted in cultural traditions, Bali is known for its unique Kecak Dance. This legendary dance has captivated audiences and visitors from all over the world. You should definitely find time to see this Dance during your visit to Bali!   What is the Kecak Dance?     As with many Balinese art performances and ...

June 28, 2019 Bali Culture, Culture

Lempuyang Temple – The Gateway to Heaven

Visiting Bali wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t visit the magnificent temples scattered around the island. These grand temples are tied to the rich Hindu and Balinese culture that exists on the island. You may have heard about Uluwatu Temple or Tanah Lot. Both are located along the western coast of Bali, both of which are absolutely beautiful in their ...

May 24, 2019 Bali Culture, Culture, Travel

Saraswati Day – A Celebration of Knowledge

Bali is known for its wide variety of vibrant cultural practices. Most people are familiar with the larger ceremonies such as Nyepi. When the island goes dark it is a way of paying tribute to the Gods. However, in this article, we’ll be discussing a tradition that is perhaps not as well-known. We're talking about  Saraswati Day.   What is ...

May 10, 2019 Bali Culture, Culture

Omed-omedan: The Kissing Ceremony in Bali

Bali is known for its history and rich cultural traditions that have been well preserved by its people. One of the many traditions worth noting is Omed-omedan, also known as the kissing ceremony.   What is Omed – omedan? Known as the Kissing Ritual, Omed-omedan is a ritual which has been held for at least a century by the Balinese ...

April 5, 2019 Activities, Bali Culture, Culture, Tips

Hiking Tips in Bali

The island of the Gods is abundant with nature’s wonders. As its nickname suggests, Bali is blessed with natural landscape that needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated. One of the best ways to admire and appreciate its beauty is to get up close and do hiking onto one of the many trails and mountains and hills in Bali. ...

February 20, 2019 Activities, Bali Culture, Bali Style, Culture, Tips, Travel

Full Moon Ceremonies in Bali

Bali is often regarded as the Island of the Gods. Full moon ceremonies are common in Bali and considered as one of many ceremonies in Bali. There is a spiritual presence that permeates the island that can be observed from the Balinese architecture scattered on the island, the devoted locals offering their blessings and the daily smell of incense that ...

January 18, 2019 Bali Culture, Bali Style, Culture