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Tenganan Aga Village, Tenganan
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Travel back to a simpler time with a visit to Tenganan Aga Village, one of area's oldest communities. Home to the Bali Aga, the original inhabitants of Bali, this settlement features traditional architecture and preserves its age-old techniques for producing textiles. Surrounded by a wall, the village consists of simple homes with green hills as their backdrop. While no motorized vehicles can enter the settlement, you can walk in through one of three main gates, where a small donation grants you full access. The locals make the best guides, and at least a few of them always greet visitors at the gates and offer tours around their compact village. Put Tenganan Aga Village at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tenganan vacation planner.
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  • The animist village of Tenganan is one of the oldest villages in Bali. It is inhabited by the descendants of the first Balinese, Bali Aga and is very well known but also very visited. We can distinguish two parts: site 'history', very interesting but very frequent, whose admission is charged, and the village next door. The site presents itself as a long, hand-lined central square and other old houses that offer all of the crafts. At the Center is of old wooden constructions that were used in common by the ancient inhabitants of which life was organized around the hall. The terrain is sloping and the village is surrounded by a small wall. At first glance, everything would leave thinking that the people of the Aga lives virtually as formerly, but mopeds and the presence of TV stations, bring back us to reality. The typical houses are small shops that offer stone sculptures, colorful textiles, masks wooden to the bright colours, made baskets with ferns, various trinkets in metal sheets, etc. Their interior is very dark and different parts are crowded by the many stalls, but get inside allows you to imagine the old conditions of life. Beautiful Balinese, comic calligraphies by hand on strips of palm leaves are proposed by their creators (they are working between two clients) at the entrance to the site. The strips are connected to form when they are unfolded a beautiful engraving, and fold up like an accordion. With a little attention, we can distinguish differences in the quality and finesse of engraving of the proposed calligraphy. Achieving them requires several days of work and it is an argument referred to claim a prize that is often excessive. Combat caged roosters and buffaloes are present in the alley. The excellent preservation of the site allows commercial exploitation of many tourists! Do not leave, as do many, without visiting the village and the surrounding countryside. There are in Bali from other communities Aga, living in pretty small typical villages.
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  • We hired a car and driver to take us there. Loved walking round the village but after going in first few homes to view crafts didn't go into any others as felt pressured to buy. Was told the crafts we...  more »
  • The village is a tourist... pay to entry for nothing or buy trinkets beyond price...
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