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Tengana Village, Bali

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tenganan is a small village in Bali which has its own unique. It is located in a remote area in Karang Asem Province. To be able to reach this place, you must take ground way which is around 60 km from the center of town Denpasar, Bali. This village remains traditional because it can survive from the globalization era caused by advanced technology. Even thought the media and the electricity facilities already exist in this area but they still uphold their nature culture so it remains the way it used to be, which is exotic. It is unchangeable because the local people have a traditional custom regulation which is called “Awig-awig”. This custom had been written down since 11 century and already renew in 1842.

This village spread around 1500.000 ha width. When the tourist spot expanded rapidly in Bali such as Kuta beach, Amed beach this place becoming more prestige by the present of hotels, beautiful beaches, cafes and the night life. Tenganan village still remain unchangeable, even though the era keep on changing it still held its 3 old meeting houses which are worn out and the grid traditional houses which has the same feature physically one to another. The heritance of the villagers in this place are being well taking care of by marriage among them. Therefore this village remain traditional and exotic even though the community of Tenganan excepted outside culture, but it still unchangeable because Awig-awig culture regulation that play as an important part to the Tenganan villagers community.

Specification which is there is in object of wisata of Countryside Tenganan consisted of:

  1. Countrified pattern of rural having the character of Linear
  2. The structure of bilateral society orienting at seniority collective
  3. Special Ritual System in high frequency by serve the religion solidarity, artistic and social mechanical solidarity
  4. The tradition Mekare-Kare in each June that is tradition fight the screw pine in ritual context, religion value, spirit of struggle and test of physical delaying accompanied by traditional gambelan of selonding
  5. Art of crafting weave to fasten the cloth geringsing by designed and arrange the typical colour.

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