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Address: Jalan Raya Nyuh Tebel, Tenganan, Manggis, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 813-3834-9417

Tenganan Aga Villages is a village in the regency of Karangasem in Bali,...

Tenganan Aga Villages is a village in the regency of Karangasem in Bali, Indonesia. Before the 1970's was known by anthropologists to be one of the most secluded societies of the archipelago. Rapid changes have occurred in the village since the 70's, such as the development of local communications by the central government, the opening up to tourism, the breaking of the endogamic rules. Tourists are attracted to Tenganan by its unique Bali Aga culture that still holds to the original traditions, ceremonies and rules of ancient Balinese, and its unique village layout and architecture. It is known for its Gamelan selunding music and geringsing double ikat textiles

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We arrived at the village a little after 9am and were met by a guide in the car park who walked us around the village. The entrance fee is a donation and our driver told us 10,000... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louise H
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the entrance there was a museum with photographs of all the local and true Balinese customs. Beautiful photographs. But that's all. Nothing of it can be found in the real village still inhabited. Our guide filled us in with invaluable information on the community and it was really interesting, but without him nothing could have transpired from the village... More 

Thank Patrice H
Auray, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed place where you don't see much apart from traditional houses. A few people selling touristical objects. Any village around would have been less disappointing for me!

Thank meliau56
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the village a little after 9am and were met by a guide in the car park who walked us around the village. The entrance fee is a donation and our driver told us 10,000 each would be nice. The information was interesting but we did not get to see the weaving and other things like other reviewers.... More 

Thank Louise H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The village was disappointing. There were a few dogs wandering the streets who would keep barking and I felt uncomfortable. There were hardly any people around. The air also smelt of burnt charred wood as there was a few men burning branches and wood inside the temple. The entry is a donation of your choice so it doesn't cost much... More 

Thank Nayef123
Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

It is touristy but nice to see how they live and work, I enjoyed watching the weavers at work. I bought an ikat sarong, weaved coasters, batik sarong, cow bell made from coconut for my garden, and the most beautiful item is a map of Bali etched on coconut leaves the artist added my name and the year in English... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had a driver bring us to this truly unique, beautiful & very interesting village that has left us with some of the most memorable moments of our trip to Bali. We walked around the entire village looking inside the homes & we were entertained by a few locals with everything from a cock fight (yes we know this is... More 

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Holesov, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We spent rly nice time in this place. Payed donation (voluntary but everyone donate smthing). You can buy some local stuff (hand made map or calendar with your name on it for 350k IDR and also a scarf but don't know for how much. And you should try the local coffe-tea tasting. It's rlly good espec. the Luak coffe but... More 

Thank honza-maty
Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We went there to revisit the village we adored before. It was not the same anymore. Thru the village guide, he shared with us that there was a big fire and it burned down a lot of houses few years ago. They rebuilt the village. The new buildings looks typical to other Balinese modern houses outside the village. I might... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Candidasa so made the trip to check the village out. Not really worth going out of your way to see. We went early in the morning and there were more dogs around than people. It is interesting and the people are really friendly. It takes about an hour to see it all. There is no fee... More 

Thank Sandra G
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Tenganan provides us with a chance to better understand the daily activities of Balinese people. We were lucky to visit during a Kasa ceremony, so we can see the women were busy preparing the meals while the men help barbecuing the pork satay. the meals will then be eaten together between groups of women and men in the open thatch-roofed... More 

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