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. (more…)