Balinese traditional dresses can be seen at least 3 styles such as casual or daily style, common religious attendant style and great style known as payas agung. Casual and religious style are not special style to be discussed as it is simple and known as adat style. One of the special dress ofBali is the payas agung which is comparable to the special dress of other ethnic of Indonesia that each of them also has their own special style. Well known is Javanese, Sundanese, Minang, Minahasan, Sumbawa, Dayak and others.
Payas Agung is worn by he king in the past during formal event, while today this style is worn by wedding couple and dancers. Basically the composition is the same starting from head dress, shirt with long sleeps and lower cloth for man, and gold flowered head dress called gelung, brocade long sleeps or slash around the body upper breast up to the waist and lower cloth for woman. All of these aspects are made of the best fabric and pattern. One of the best Bali cloth used for this style are beautifully patterned songket cloth. Not all people can dress the person with this style, it is needed skill, today mostly provided by profession of salon companies or special body and facial make up skilled person including hair styling. In the past the haves normally own this pair of dressing, but today when one has the event which need this style will hire the dress including its make up person.
Many travellers ordered this pair stayle just for their souvenir, especially those having great attention of the family that they have built among wife and husband. The customized the sizes at local tailor to fit themselves so any time they can wear together at home. But some also buy finsihed set which is only for souvenir without intention to wear it at home, just for ethnic collection. There are many places one can find this type of dressing besides at the bigger traditional markets in the cities. The finished set mostly made of lower quality fabric and mostly will not fit to the personal size except children. In the area of Kabupaten Gianyar can be found shops that selling this dressing style for the purpose of local needs such as dance artists or wedding needs.
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- Liquor shops around Denpasar city
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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.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- 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 see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description