Heading to Bali and looking for an adventurous day trip? Experience Balinese culture and traditional activities here at Taman Safari Bali.
Balinese customs, as one of the authentic daily habits of Balinese people, can be impressive things to learn! As a traveler, it can help us understand better the differences between cultures and ethnicities.
Do you need a complete package to learn Balinese culture as well as looking for the best safari adventure? – No need to go to the native village because Taman Safari Bali is the best choice for you!
We welcome you to Peken Bali!
Activities you can see at Peken Bali
Peken Bali, (peken means market in Balinese) is a part inside Taman Safari Bali where you could watch Balinese traditional dance, how they make the overing for the Gods/Goddess, and a short parade. It is located in front of Uma Restaurant.
How to get there? After you are arrive at Barong Terminal, just go straight until you meet a ‘gapura’ gate. After that turn right, and you will see the Peken Bali.
Balinese Dance & Barong Bangkung
The first one you can see or even learn together is the famous Balinese Dance. You can learn the ancient dance tradition that is part of the religious and artistic expression among the Balinese people.
As a great richness of dance form, those ritualistic dance dramas also involve The Barong Bangkung. Interpreted as a great beast Barong, this sacred dance is usually used to ward off the plague somewhere.
The next Balinese routine activity is Mejejaitan, or making ceremonial offerings for religious purposes such as Canang Sari. The material consists of slepan (old coconut leaves), busung (young coconut leaves), and semat (small sliced bamboo).
Sabung Ayam (Tajen)
Tajen – or cockfights, which are necessary for the purpose of a religious ritual. Usually required at the temple, the blood of the loser which spills on the ground will be offered to the evil spirits. However, in Bali Safari Park, the cocks are only used for traditional samples and not for real fights.
Gamelan Rindik is the musical instrument of the relaxing folk-song repertoire for the essence of tranquility. Usually played by two people, this ethnicity will make you calm and feel more like you are in a real Balinese village!
The various parades will welcome you as well to liven up the feasts. One of them is the Gebogan Parade where women walk while carrying Gebogan on their heads. Gebogan is one of the Hindu Balinese offerings in the form of local fruits, arranged horizontally and neatly dedicated for ceremonial purposes.
Do the Peken Bali activities satisfy your curiosity about the acculturation of Balinese traditional activities and wildlife? Make your agenda to Taman Safari Bali!