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Tenganan Aga Village

Jalan Raya Nyuh Tebel, Tenganan, Manggis, Indonesia
+62 813-3834-9417
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Tenganan Aga Villages is a village in the regency of Karangasem in Bali, Indonesia. Before the 1970's was known by anthropologists to be one of the most secluded societies of the archipelago. Rapid changes have occurred in the village since the 70's, such as the development of local communications by the central government, the opening up to tourism, the breaking of the endogamic rules. Tourists are attracted to Tenganan by its unique Bali Aga culture that still holds to the original traditions, ceremonies and rules of ancient Balinese, and its unique village layout and architecture. It is known for its Gamelan selunding music and geringsing double ikat textiles
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Jalan Raya Nyuh Tebel, Tenganan, Manggis, Indonesia
+62 813-3834-9417
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the place we will visit during our trip in karangasem area. This villages that have buildings and communities that still apply traditional Balinese characteristics. Maybe not the place one of the main destinations. But for us places are recommended to visit.

Thank szaza0912
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bali aga Tengananis the hills just four km inland from candidasa At tenganan is most famous Bali Aga (original balinesee) Village. The bali aga people have retained an ancient pre-Majapahit balinesee cultureand this is apparent in the many obvious fifferences from the rest of...More

Thank Gusti Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Tenganan before, but our son had not. And the day we arrived, it was pouring rain, which meant the whole town was a makeshift creek. AND they were having a festival (my understanding is that all festivals are unique to the village)....More

3  Thank gadfly58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did not experience the pressure to buy that other people complain of here. Yes, the village is quiet, but that should be expected given only 28 families live there and they are trying to maintain a traditional lifestyle. We watched a woman separating the...More

Thank Natasha09
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I think the village could be interesting if there was someone there!!!! The village seemed dead, except from people trying to sell you crap from China ! Disappointed because I had a lot of expectations...

2  Thank Naune14
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This village could be so interesting. However, our guide met us at the entrance with a great smile and welcome. We contributed to the donation box as expected and we thought this was quite OK to assist the maintenance of the village. The good will...More

3  Thank Jennig16
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We were fascinated with the tradition and story of this over 900 year old village. The story of the fighting entertainment captured our imagination.

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 24 June 2017

After being in Bali for a week, we had gotten accustomed to everything having a fee. When we walked up to the main entrance of the village, I saw a manned booth with a jar that said "donation." I asked one of the men, "how...More

2  Thank sarahgibbon
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Desa (Village) Tenganan is a traditional Balinese Village (more than 200 families live here).The village still maintain the architeture and concept of Balinese traditional house and public facilities buildings. This village is also well known as a home of antiques collection (from woods, horn, copper),...More

1  Thank harry_mdj
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We hired a driver for a day who helped put together a custom tour of some of East Bali. I asked to see where the locals live and enjoyed driving through several villages surrounded by rice terraces. A visit to Tenganan village was included. A...More

3  Thank LucyHamilton
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Tracy D
21 September 2016|
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Response from soyjill | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure how early you can arrive. I imagine around 10-11 am.
20 July 2016|
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Response from lindale | Reviewed this property |
All depends where you are staying! Nowhere is that far...but how long do you want to spend in a car? Taxis are very cheap and plentiful. A good driver will sort out an interesting itinerary for you so you get to see so much... More
22 January 2015|
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Response from BennettG | Reviewed this property |
The answer to both questions is yes. The cost of such things on Bali is quite reasonable, but it is best to email the hotel directly for prices. Best