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Barong Keris Dance

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

Barong Keris Dance
Barong Keris Dance

– 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 on their chest with their own 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.

Rangda
Rangda

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

From Ubud Center Area to Batubulan Village will take about 30 – 45 minutes drive by car. To get there can also by ride the motor bike or rent car with Ubud Driver including to see some other interesting places located near by. 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 do other Adventure Tour is like River Rafting, ATV Ride, Elephant Ride and Beach Water Sport Activities.

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

Some other interesting places located near Barong Keris Dance to visit is Ubud Monkey Forest, Ubud Market, Ubud Palace, Saraswati Temple, Ubud Ayung River Rafting, Tegallalang Village Rice Terrace, Bali Coffee Farm, Ubud Swing, Tegenungan Waterfall, Kanto Lampo Waterfall, Tibumana Watefall, Spring Water Temple, Kintamani Mount Batur Volcano, Puseh Batuan Temple, Butterfaly Park, Bali Zoo Park, Bali Bird Park and Ubud Art Villages.

Legong Dance
Legong Dance

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

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