Batuan Village Home of Balinese Paintings

Batuan village is one of famous tourism destinations in Bali, located  in coordinate 8° 35′ 8.02″ S, 115° 16′ 32.29″ E, about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) south of Ubud, about 7 kilometers northeast of Denpasar,  it is popular with center of the arts, and now it’s known for its dancing, wood panel carving and paintings.

For over a thousand years Batuan has been a village of artists and craftsmen, old legends and mysterious tales. Batuan’s recorded history begins in A.D. 1022, with an inscription that is housed in the main village temple, Pura Desa Batuan/Batuan Village Temple. In the Age of Warmadewa Dynasty in Bali, Desa Batuan / Batuan Village had to be there. Baturan eventually came to be called Batuan, which comes from the word of Batu / rock, because in this region (in that time) is a rocky area (the famous Balinese sand stones are still produced  here in northern of Batuan), then because of daily changes in the pronunciation then more popularly known as Batuan Village.

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Batuan Temple

Batuan Temple

Pura  Desa and Pura Puseh Batuan are shrine owned by Villagers Batuan Village,  district of Sukawati – Gianyar regency. The Temple is part of the concept of “Tri Kahyangan or Tri Murti” taught by Mpu Kuturan around the 10th century to the Balinese Hindu community at the time. Tri Kahyangan including 3 temples, the Pura Desa or Village Temple as a place to worship God Brahma, Pura Puseh to worship God Vishnu, and the Pura Dalem to worship Lord Shiva.

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