Batubulan Village

Tourism Village Batubulan
Gianyar regency is one of the tourist destination in Bali Island which has unique artistic attraction. One of the art centers in this district is located in Batubulan Tourism Village which has art center of sculpture and carving which is quite famous among domestic and foreign tourists. This tourist village is also known as the venue for various Balinese performing arts, such as Kecak Dance, Barong Dance, and Legong Dance. The origin of Batubulan, supposedly, begins with the story of Dewa Agung Kalesan, an adopted son of the King of Badung who as an adult was given mercy by the King of Badung to establish a palace in the middle of the forest. Together with his followers, Dewa Agung Kalesan then left for the forest in the eastern kingdom of Badung. Arriving at the forest border, Dewa Agung Kalesan saw a stone that glowed like a moon. This place is then called batubulan, and in that place Dewa Agung Kalesan built his palace. The village with an area of ​​about 6,422 square kilometers is a unique village because most of the population has the expertise to make sculptures and carvings. The ability is passed down from generation to generation and continues to grow until now. Due to the rapid skills of the villagers, along the road that divides Batubulan village there are various galleries and art shops selling artwork and handicrafts. As an administrative area, Batubulan Village is divided into three customary villages, such as Tegaltamu Adat Village, Jero Kuta Village, and Dlod Tukat Adat Village. Each custom village is still divided into several banjars (customary units that work to manage agriculture). Some banjars, in addition to managing the farms, also have the advantage of being able to present the performing arts that are in demand by tourists, for example Banjar Denjalan (in Desa Adat Jero Kuta) and Banjar Tegehe (in Adat Village Dlod Tukat) featuring Kecak, Barong and Legong Dance . Tourists who visit the island of Bali often associate the village of Batubulan as a producer of art objects sculptures with stone base material. This assumption is certainly not wrong, because in this village tourists can easily find galleries and art shop displaying various sculptures, such as Ganesha, Buddha, the gods and goddesses, heroes, and other forms of more modern sculpture. Not only that, in this village also a lot of craftsmen carvings of wood and handicrafts from bamboo. In addition to on-site sales, the work of the Batubulan Village community has been exported to various countries as a complementary decoration of parks, offices, and hotels. The village also has a fixed location of art performances that are specially presented to tourists, among others in Banjar Dejalan, Pura Puseh, Jalan Tahak SMKI (Indonesian Karawitan Secondary School), and in Banjar Tagehe. Performing arts include Barong Dance, Kecak Dance, and Legong Dance. For Barong Dance, performances are usually held every day, which starts at 9.30 WITA, while for Kecak Dance is performed at 18.30 WITA. To support the various excellence in the arts and to strengthen the image of Batubulan as an art and tourism village, this village has built various vocational schools in art, such as High School of Arts (SMSR), High School of Handicraft Industry (SMIK), and Karawitan Secondary School Indonesia (SMKI). Batubulan village is part of the administrative area of ​​Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency, Bali Province, Indonesia. Batubulan village is a strategic crossing point between Denpasar-Kota Gianyar. Batubulan is arguably the westernmost gate of Gianyar regency (about 25 km west of Gianyar) and also the entrance to the eastern part of Bali from the direction of Denpasar. The path that crosses the village Batubulan


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