Culture and Cuisine of Bali
The Balinese population is made up of a mix of Hindus and Buddhists. This is also reflected in the culture, traditions, and cuisine of the region. The Balinese performing arts are famous across the world as are dishes such as Sate Lembat, Ikan Bakar, and Be Siap Sambal Matah.
Ubud Art, Architecture, and Petulu Village Tour
This is the cultural heartland of Bali and there is plenty of artwork and traditional architecture to marvel at. The art market is a treasure trove of local crafts while the Puri Lukisan Museum is a revelation of works by Balinese painters and sculptors reminiscent of the culture in Bali.
Timing: You might need a full day to cover all the interesting sites
Kecak Dance Tour
When you are in Bali, enjoying a Kecak dance performance is a must. One of the popular culture tours in Bali involves a visit to Uluwatu Temple where a Kecak dance performance takes place every evening. Stories from the Ramayana are depicted in these dance dramas which usually have a cast of many people.
Timing: 6 pm
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Sukawati Art Market
A great place to pick up Balinese art items or souvenirs such as paintings, wood sculptures, and other handicrafts. Shirts, sarongs, and household linen are some of the other items that are found here in abundance. These examples of art in Bali are often sold by the creators themselves.
Timing: 8 am to 7 pm
Bali Food Safari
Go on a journey of culinary exploration across different restaurants which range from fine dining to casual eateries. Enjoy sampling authentic Balinese cuisine from venues that offer exotic views of the sea and sand. This is one of the best ways to familiarise yourself with the food in Bali.
Timing: 5:30 pm onwards
Organic Cooking Class in Sidemen
This organic cooking class focusing on Balinese cuisine is conducted by a local chef who also introduces participants to the pleasure of choosing their own vegetables ahead of the class. The class is held in an open air kitchen which is sure to be a unique experience.
Timing: 8.00 am to 2:00 pm
Balifornian Photography Tours with Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat
Go on a private photography tour to unravel the hidden gems of Bali with the guided tours provided at the Floating Leaf Eco Retreat. This is just one of the experiential tours offered at this resort located in a village in the midst of verdant rice fields.
Timing: You have the flexibility to decide on the theme and duration of the tour.
These are just a few of the Bali culture experiences that you can participate in during your visit to the region. One thing is sure, you will never find time to be bored while you are here!