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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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Jalan Raya Nyuh Tebel, Tenganan, Manggis, Indonesia
+62 813-3834-9417
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to the Tenganan village is really a glimpse of another time, of another world actually. I am no expert of Balinese history, but I was struck by the gorgeous and unique traditional clothing worn by the women of the village. I saw nothing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go there late in the afternoon around 5pm for several reasons: you are almost on your own so it is quieter, you can talk to the villagers without being harassed and it is the best time for good bargainings! Apart from that, it is a...More

Thank Laurent B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We trekked across the hills from Kastala we arrived at this ancient village and stepped back in time. A truly unique glimpse of the foundations of Balinese culture.

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit started off really well they gave us heaps information and answered all of our questions. However we were then taken into our guides family home where we were shown how they made their scarfs/ sarongs and Balinese calendars. After this they then insisted...More

1  Thank Zamy83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh dear. In theory this trip sounded absolutely wonderful but rather than repeat in detail what others have said before, we found it all very strange indeed. The village was dusty and a little depressing, we had to avoid the dog dirt and were press-ganged...More

1  Thank Stuckforwurdz
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is the place we will visit during our trip in karangasem area. This villages that have buildings and communities that still apply traditional Balinese characteristics. Maybe not the place one of the main destinations. But for us places are recommended to visit.

Thank szaza0912
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The Bali aga Tengananis the hills just four km inland from candidasa At tenganan is most famous Bali Aga (original balinesee) Village. The bali aga people have retained an ancient pre-Majapahit balinesee cultureand this is apparent in the many obvious fifferences from the rest of...More

Thank Gusti Y
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We've been to Tenganan before, but our son had not. And the day we arrived, it was pouring rain, which meant the whole town was a makeshift creek. AND they were having a festival (my understanding is that all festivals are unique to the village)....More

3  Thank gadfly58
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We did not experience the pressure to buy that other people complain of here. Yes, the village is quiet, but that should be expected given only 28 families live there and they are trying to maintain a traditional lifestyle. We watched a woman separating the...More

1  Thank Natasha09
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I think the village could be interesting if there was someone there!!!! The village seemed dead, except from people trying to sell you crap from China ! Disappointed because I had a lot of expectations...

2  Thank Naune14
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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.
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
22 January 2015|
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Response from BennettG | Reviewed this property |
The answer to both questions is yes. The cost of such things on Bali is quite reasonable, but it is best to email the hotel directly for prices. Best