Monday, 21 November 2011

Ubud Bali : Travel to the arts and performance of Balinese power

The Ubud region, is very famous for its natural beauty and charm and it was a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music.Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you're visiting Bali; if you're looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, cheap accommodation and unique luxury hotels. And it's central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.

Ubud is so crammed with attractions it can almost seem like a visual assault at times. Try to make sure you allocate at least a week for your visit here, and take your time to explore properly. Visitors who jump up to Ubud for just two or three days of their Bali holiday, stand little chance of understanding much of what is going on around them.


As a center of the arts, Ubud. will remember as a gathering place of artists. Some big events, like seminars literary or other artistic fields of national and international levels, often held in this area. There privilege why Ubud selected. According to some foreign tourists, call Ubud as charming as when people call Bali. Almost all foreign tourists who come to Ubud, the average is two or three times come to that place. They claimed to have never tired to go back and back again.


Ubud can not escape wtih the big-name maestro Don Antonio Blanco. The Spanish painter who managed to promote the greatness of Indonesia, particularly the island of Bali through scratches his hand, working, residing and died in this village. Precisely Campuhan river near Ubud, Antonio was born from the hands of world-class paintings. Prior to Indonesia in 1952 at the invitation of Bung Karno, who was then serving as President, Antonio was educated at the school of painting "of the National Academy of Fine Arts", New York City.

Being interested and very much liked the atmosphere of the countryside, since that time he lived and settled in the village of Ubud, Bali. Until finally he married a Balinese woman named Ni Ronji. which often to used as a model of his paintings. From here all the works of maestro Don Antonio Blanco was born and known to all of the world. Before he died in 1999, Don Antonio Blanco has a desire to do something good to Bali. There was made a museum, as a work of art to be remembered by people from both within and outside the country. The place was named "Renaissanse Museum", contains some of his work as well as paintings done by Mario.



For performing arts, Ubud had a lot of art shows with a touch of beautiful dance and its to difficult to express in words. Look at the performances are often held in several areas around Ubud such as:

-. Barong Dance, Batubulan (about fifteen minutes south of Ubud on the main road to Sanur).
A Barong dance performance takes place here every day at 9:30AM, lasting about an hour. It is very much a performance for tourists, and the story is of the never ending battle between good and evil. There is actually not much dancing and a lot of talking in this performance. While buying a ticket, you will get a description of the forthcoming performance. Rp 80,000.

-. Pura Dalem, Jl Raya Ubud. One of the best kecak performances in Ubud, every Friday and Monday evening. Staged in beautiful surroundings outside under the banyan trees, and followed by a fire dance. Rp 80,000.

-. Puri Saren & Puri Saraswati (just east of Jl Monkey Forest), Jl Raya Ubud. Smack dab in the centre of town, dance performances are staged here almost nightly. Rp 75,000+.


Dont forget to going down in Ubud cultural market , Located at the corner of Jl Monkey Forest and Jl Raya Ubud, this is a double storey warren of stalls bursting at the seams with wood carvings, batik shirts, sarongs, and all manner of other souvenirs aimed specifically at tourists. The merchants here haggle with tourists for a living, and think nothing of asking for ten times the going price, so try to establish a baseline before you go in to buy. Most of the merchants downstairs will lose interest if you try to get a reasonable price. It is better to try the shops upstairs where you will find the same products often for sell at lower prices. You will still need to use your best bargaining skills of course. Try to avoid the period from 11AM-2PM when tour buses from further afield tend to arrive en-masse.

The tourists who visit to Ubud can see Odalan ceremony is usually held the local community every six months. This traditional ceremony is often a concern of local and foreign tourists when visiting Ubud. The event was closely associated with the anniversary or birthday that can not be filed or be delayed in order to avoid a bad day, and the uniquely , traditional music which held to accompany this ceremony is played by ladies.The Diversity in Ubud its worth and the charms can be enjoyed by every tourists who visited Bali. Curious! Try it to traveled to Ubud.

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