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Pondok Bambu Wayang Kulit

Monkey Forest St, Ubud, Indonesia
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Unassuming place with great shadow puppet show

It was a rainy night and we were the only people there. At first it feels a little strange and the... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2018
Adam T
interesting and fun!

I have always wanted to see a shadow puppet show and had high expectations. They were not... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
Utravelqueen
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Monkey Forest St, Ubud, Indonesia
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

It was a rainy night and we were the only people there. At first it feels a little strange and the location is certainly in need of an update but the show was excellent. Interesting, funny, amusing, but above all, an inside look into a...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I have always wanted to see a shadow puppet show and had high expectations. They were not disappointed. The one-hour show is a shortened and modernized version of the Ramayana on Mondays and of the Mahabharata on Thursdays. There is also live music. What I...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

These shadow puppets are held above the Pondok Bamboo shop in Monkey Forest Road. The screen used to project the shadow puppets onto hasn't been cleaned for years. The music is the same as the music I have heard when primary school children are unsupervised...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

I had intended to see the "other" wayang kulit performance that seemed to be more popular according to Trip Advisor, but it was not on the night I was there. We went to the center of Ubud and asked about it, and we were taken...More

2  Thank Diane A
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

What a cultural treasure! His puppets were exactly like those we got over 30 years ago here in Bali.A Troup of 4 musicians, puppeteer/story teller, and two puppet assistants offered an hour long excerpt from the ancient Mahabharata epic. We were given a handout explaining...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see the traditional shadow puppet play and as we have to small children we didn't want to spend too much money in case we had to leave. Our three year old was fascinated also because he could check out what they were...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It took us over an hour to find this place after seeing it online. Luckily, the time I saw was wrong, so we didn't miss anything. I enjoyed the music, and some of the puppetry in terms of the atmosphere it created, the mix of...More

Thank Carmina M
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

My folks were puppeteers and they collected Balinese shadow puppets, so I figured it was my duty to see this show. I knew I wouldn't understand it. I didn't speak Balinese. But they provided a playbill that helped me get the gist of what was...More

1  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

Lovely serene bungalow surrounded by greenery. Convenient walk to town centre. Hosts delightful. Provided hot water so had tea and coffee 'on tap'. Spotlessly clean.

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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

The puppetshow is supposed to be a traditional story, but when the storyteller began to speak English it was anything but traditional. They spoke about Romeo and Juliet to make the tourists laugh, but it was just awkward. It would be nice if they just...More

Thank Maud v
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