Home Of The Real Balinese Tenganan Village

July 1st, 2016 | by TheJourneyMagz
Home Of The Real Balinese Tenganan Village

Bali is well known for its culture, and traditional villages are one of the most interesting parts of the island. In the North of Bali, there is a unique traditional village known as the Tenganan Village, located 60 km from Denpasar in a remote area of the Karang Asem Regency. This village continues their way of live without being affected by globalization and the so called ‘’outer world’’. Nowadays the village has electricity, but still continues to uphold their traditions.


With areas as Kuta, Nusa Dua, Ubud and many other towns being developed with hotels, Malls and other tourism facilities, the Tenganan village, with an area over 1.500.000 ha in size, remained unchanged. The village features three old meeting houses, and a number of traditional residences which all have the same architectural design.

Even though the people of Tenganan accept cultures from the outside, the village seems to be stuck in time because of their traditional regulation which is called “awig-awig”. The regulation dates back to the 11th century but it was renewed in 1842, and continues to plays a vital role in the lives of the Tenganan villagers. Another way they maintain their culture is by marriage, as the villagers do not marry any people from outside the village.


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