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Barong Dance play represent an internal fight between good and evil spirit. A Barong (a mythological animal) represents a good spirit and Rangda (a mythological monster) represents an evil one. Balinese people also believed that the Barong is a symbol of protector. Many kinds face of Barong, mostly is Barong cat, Barong Landung, Barong Macan (tiger face) Barong celeng (pig face).

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Barong

– The dance opens with playful monkeys teasing Barong in a peaceful environment.
– The next scene is the Rangda character appears and wreaks havoc. She casts black magic upon male dancers, who represent Airlangga’s soldiers, and orders them to commit suicide. In a trance, these men stab themselves in the chest with their kris. Meanwhile, Barong and the priest cast protective magic on these men, which makes them invulnerable to sharp objects.
– The dance ends with the final battle between Barong and Rangda, concluding with the victory of Barong over Rangda. Rangda runs away, the evil is defeated, and the celestial order is restored.

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Rangda

A famous place to see Barong Keris Dance performance at Batubulan Village, Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency. The dances shown once daily in the morning will take an hour starting from 9.30 am till 10.30 am. The end of the show usually features photo-taking onstage with the performing cast in their full costumes.

From famous tourist areas  Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, and the Sanur area will take about 1-hour drive to Batubulan Village and from Ubud Center Area to Batubulan Village will take about 30 – 45 minutes drive by car. To get there can also ride the motorbike or rent a car with Bali Driver including to see some other interesting places located nearby. If your hotel is located in the Ubud area you may contact Ubud Driver. You may take our Full Day Tours Itinerary Tour Number 1 Ubud Village – Batur Volcano Tour, Tour Number 2 Ubud Art Villages – Bird park Tour, Tour Number 3 Ubud Village – Tanah Lot Sunset Tour, Tour Number 5 Tegenungan Waterfall – Ubud Village Tour, Tour Number 10 Batur Volcano – Kehen Temple Tour or Tour Number 16 Batur Volcano – Besakih Temple Tour and Half Day Tours Itinerary Tour Number 1 Morning Ubud Tour and also can combine by doing other Adventure Tour is like Ubud Ayung River Rafting, Telaga Waja River Rafting, ATV Ride, Elephant Ride, and Beach Water Sports Activities.

The ticket price to watch Barong Keris Dance at IDR 100,000 per person for adults and IDR 50,000 for children. The ticket can buy on spot on that day when you arrive at the dance venue by cash in IDR (Indonesian Rupiah).

Some other places located near Barong Dance to visit is Batubulan Village, Kanto Lampo Waterfall, Ubud Market, Ubud Palace, Gunung Lebah Ubud Temple, Saraswati Temple, Bali Swing, Balinese Old House, Tegenungan Waterfall, Tibumana Waterfall, Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Ubud Ayung River Rafting, Kehen Temple, Pengelipuran Village, Kintamani Batur Mount Volcano, Elephant Cave, Bali Bird Park, Tegallalang Rice Terrace, Tirta Empul Spring Water Temple, Gunung Kawi King Memorial, Celuk Village, Bali Coffee Farm, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Spring Temple, Natural Bali Salt, Bali Bird Park, Bali Zoo Park, Sukawati Painting Art Market, Butterfly Park, Sanur Beach, Puseh Batuan Temple, Ubud Art Villages, Taman Ayun Temple and Tanah Lot Temple.

Barong Dance
Legong Dance

Barong Keris Dance performance located at Batubulan Village, Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency, Bali Province – Indonesia.

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Barong Dance