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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 25 January 2018
Enjoyable Cultural experience

I had intended to see the "other" wayang kulit performance that seemed to be more popular according... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
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Monkey Forest St, Ubud, Indonesia
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Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

At first glance Pondok Bambu Music looks like any other shop in Ubud but enter the puppet master and his assistants and you’re transported to another world. The story is complicated: there’s a princess, a war, monkeys, soldiers and then there’s the puppets master’s brilliant...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Don't listen to hotel or taxi. Our hotel even had the address wrong in the printed guide of all Ubud shows. The location is "Pandok Bambu Music" on Monkey Forrest Road. The show is in the very back of store. Small and intimate. Very funny....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We decided to see the shadow puppet show as it is a must in Bali. This was the prefect choice. Even though the place was for a couple of visitors, we managed to get the tickets at the day of the play. Main actor was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Utravelqueen
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank DianeAoki
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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Aum22
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

Date of experience: August 2016
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15 January 2018|
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