Batubulan Village

Batubulan Village

Batubulan (Batu=stone, Bulan=moon) is a countryside, located in Sukawati sub distric, Gianyar regency on the way between Kuta and Ubud. This very strategic location is easily reached by car or motorcycle.  The identity and image as an art village, Batubulan has been famous in Indonesia and all over the world which has been built based on an artistic blessing dance of Barong and Keris dance. The dance is daily performed at five different stages in this countryside, like Puseh Temple Stage, Tegal Tamu Stage, Denjalan Stage, Sahadewa Stage and Sila Budaya Stage. The fascination of this Tourism Cultural Object is from variety of quality artistic potency. Batubulan Village is covering the dance art, artistic of Kerawitan, artistic of idol and article art.

Batubulan Village

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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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