Tenganan Village | Karangasem Bali Ancient Villages

Tenganan Village | Karangasem Bali Ancient Villages

Tenganan Village is one of the oldest Balinese Traditional Villages located in Karangasem Regency, east part of Bali. This village is much referred by cultural literature science of Tenganan Pegringsingan, very famous in the island. It own very unique local community life pattern which is one culture example of Bali Ancient Villages (Hindu Prehistoric) and different with other villages existing in this island. Nowadays, this village has been appointed as a place for tourist destination which can present the attractive and unique matters which able to add the variation of object and fascination for tourist to come.

Tenganan Village presenting the unique traditional culture

The specification of tourism object at Tenganan Village is consisted of:

  • Countrified pattern of rural having the character of Linear
  • The structure of bilateral society orientation at seniority collective
  • Special Ritual System in high frequency by serving the religion solidarity, artistically and social mechanical solidarity
  • The tradition of Mekare-Kare on every June is a faith tradition as the screw pine in ritual context, religion value, spirit of struggle and test of physical delaying accompanied by traditional gamelan of Selonding
  • The Art Crafting Weave of cloth fastens which is famous called by Ikat Pangringsingan that is designed and arranged by the typical color.

Bali Ancient Villages – Tenganan Village Geographically

tenganan, karangasem, bali, villages, traditional, ancient, tenganan village, karangasem bali, bali villages, bali traditional villages, bali ancient villages, places, tourists, tourist destinationsTenganan village is also called by Bali Age Village geographically situated among the hill in west and east part of this village. This village is located in Manggis sub district and Karangasem Regency or about 1 hour drive from Denpasar Town. It is a small village consisted of three Banjars (group of local community) those are Banjar Kauh, Banjar Tengah and Banjar Pande. The regional of this village is consisted of three complexes those are resident, plantation and rice field complex. The history of Tenganan village is expressed in a few versions. The first version is mentioned that the resident of Tenganan village are come from Paneges Village, a village is located near with Bedahulu Village that is located Gianyar Regency. The second version is expressed that word of Tenganan recognized in one of Bali inscription that was written by the word of Tranganan. The third version is expressed that the Tenganan Village Resident prays to the Bukit Lempuyang Temple. The word of Tenganan is ascribed by a Tengah root word which can mean to aim to middle of Pegringsingan, the fasten cloth type weave that is typically produce by Tenganan village resident. The structure of resident in Tenganan village is built in linear consisted of six rays. Each of ray consisted of some lawn broadly, the building form where the local community use it to present the handicraft for tourists. All the tradition existences of the human being are harmoniously with the God, human and environment as according to Tri Hita Karana concept. The Tourism Destination of Tenganan remains to draw during the time, goodness as tourism cultural object, tourism nature and agriculture tourism.

Other Places of Interest nearby?

It is a very famous village throughout Bali where most of the local people knows where it is located. It is located in Karangasem Regency and close to Candidasa. You can find many travel agencies serve the tour to visit this village and you may join Our Karangasem Tour, Karangasem Tour Expedition or Bali Ancient Village Safari Tour that our tour guide will encourage you to this village. There are many other places of interest in Karangasem Regency for your references includes Besakih Temple, Bukit Jambul, Bloo Lagoon Beach, Candidasa Beach, Puri Agung KarangasemTenganan Village, Virgin Beach, Taman Sukasada, Tirta Gangga Water Park, Amed, Putung Village and Tulamben.

Hotels Close to Tenganan Village

Candidasa is a beautiful place featured by the stunning view of Indian Ocean and peaceful atmosphere. There are a lot of hotels available in this area and most of them close to Tenganan Village like Puri Bagus Candidasa, Candi Beach Cottage, Alila Manggis, Rama Candidasa and Lotus Bungalow .

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  • Parking Area
  • Food Stall
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Public Toilet
  • Drinks Stall

Tenganan Village or Bali Age Village MAP