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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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  • Terrible11%
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“local guide” (9 reviews)
“no pressure” (4 reviews)
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Jalan Raya Nyuh Tebel, Tenganan, Manggis, Indonesia
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+62 813-3834-9417
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"local guide"
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"no pressure"
in 4 reviews
"balinese culture"
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"his wife"
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"pandan"
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"an amazing experience"
in 3 reviews
"double ikat"
in 30 reviews
"palm leaf"
in 8 reviews
"day tour"
in 5 reviews
"interesting history"
in 4 reviews
"families live"
in 3 reviews
"like stepping back in time"
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"cock fight"
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"weaving"
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"tradition"
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"tourists"
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"ceremony"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the village when the annual festival was on. This was really good, drawing lots of people in and providing a really great atmosphere. We were however disappointed with the commercialisation of the village. It did not appear as it was portrayed, a...More

Thank Jess H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seems that i am so lucky to come when Tenganan Festival 2018 is held today, 5 June 2018. There are some activity we can see and capture. There are traditional wooden swings played by local girls and boys. Parade participants wear traditional cloths. Love the...More

Thank yopiefranz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with no expectations and hopefully would see some Balinese cultural traditions preserved in a village setting. Unfortunately I just walked through a tired, uninteresting gauntlet of souvenir shops and supposed traditional craft-making studios. Locals were dressed up as old-school villagers but they...More

Thank flowmodel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken here by our driver/guide from the Amankila. He explained the unique nature of this village and it's customs. We enjoyed the experience and bought a personalised palm leaf wall hanging and a table runner in the local cloth . We were happy...More

Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going up to about four levels of the village grounds (through stone ramps but each takes like a minute or less) was a "unique experience" for me since I'd never encountered that kind of "elevating" landscape in any other place before (the closest one coming...More

Thank Myo M
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Admission was about 5000 Rupiah per person. I did not know what to expect, but had a wonderful guide show us around his town, and explain the rituals, traditions & customs. Although I don’t agree with some of their customs, like the Meeting Place for...More

Thank blue_wahine
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

In village live 650 people in 243 house. Village got own rules for everything, from vote, menagement, married, living etc. Who brok the rules, got penalty.

Thank Nesvil
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I went with very low expectations after seeing the reviews here and I am glad that I did. I paid the IDR 20000 donation for two people as I saw that that was what most had paid. We were guided in by Made, a resident...More

1  Thank Mihir G
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The village is, highly likely, authentic but lacks that lived in look - at least around the main area it feels like a living museum. All the houses are given over to selling instruments or woven articles that we like to think are actually made...More

Thank PamCanuck251Preston
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I have been coming here for many years but it seems that those selling palm leaf art are happy to see tourists, others seem to resent the intrusion of outsiders. It is an interesting lace with an interesting history, people different from the "newcomers" who...More

1  Thank kathywin
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aaw50
3 May 2018|
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Response from Raymondale | Reviewed this property |
Usually it starts at 13.00-14.00, so better arrive around 11.00 am or 11.30am.you can walk around the village,and no guide there,just pay the entrance fee(donation),better wear appropriate clothes,cuz it is a religious... More
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Tracy D
22 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.
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har25sh
21 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
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