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BARONG LANDUNG

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Barong LandungBesides Barong dance that imitates imaginary creature, there are other dances also called barong such as barong bangkal which imitates male pig and barong landung a pantomime of tall couple. Barong dance is in the past only performed during temple rituals at the village as most of this dance is owned by village organization, beside at certain days the dance is also brought to other villages that are considered having close relation among their people and religious tale or distances. Barong bangkal is owned by personal or family or artist group forformed by children from along the village road during certain days. The same as barong landung is also performed within the village and go around the path and even to other village. Today not many barong bangkal and barong landung are exist, except for the main group of baong dance as what travelers can watch.

Barong landung is made as the name landung means tall, by adding the bust with woven bamboo on top of which the head is set, and the bust is held by head of the dancers. It shows a couple of man and woman who was said, the man was the king of Bali and the woman was Chinese princes and both were married. It is not yet clear if this pantomime illustrate the king of Bali that was at the throne in 1343 AD, as this is the only king that married Chinese princes and known to have built temple named Balingkang or Bali-khan near Kintamani. Until today the Chinese temple and Hindu temple at the place are within one place, and there is the oldest Chinese society in the area of Kintamani.

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Angklung Music
Barong Dance
Barong Landung
Chinese Baris
Devdan Nusa Dua Theatre
Erau Tribal Festival
Gambang Music
Gender Music
Gong Music
Janger Dance
Joged Dance
Kecak and Fire Dance
Pasola Reba and Nagi
Pendet Dance
Rindik Music
Topeng Dance
Wayang Puppet Show

POPULAR TOURS

Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.

  1. Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting bul see description
  2. Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century bul see description
  3. Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. bul see description