Village of TohpatiBali's Batik Wand Weaving Center. Batik is a traditional form of painting fabric. They painstakingly use dots and lines from wax to decorate the cloth. It is very impressive to watch.
Village of MasFor hundreds of years, some of the most incredible woodcarvings have been produced here in Mas. Carvings range from very small pieces to large ornaments, furniture, murals, and great door arches (for temples and stately homes of the Balinese Royalty and wealthy).
Village of Mas Most of the wood craftsmen work from their home and sell their wares through a local store front.
Village of CelukBalinese silversmiths are known worldwide for their intricate designs and meticulous attention to detail. Their skills are passed down from generation to generation. Original designs in delicate filigree make Balinese jewelry one of the most unusual styles in Asia and are sold locally but also exported to various countries around the world.
Setia Darma Masks & Puppet HouseThe Setia Darma Masks & Puppet House is a home of the worlds’ largest collection of masks and puppets. Over a 1,000 masks and over 4,000 puppets from all over the Indonesian archipelago, Africa, China, Latin America and Europe.
Lunch overlooking at rice fieldBali is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system). By using the subak system, they are able to have 3 harvests in a season.
Puseh Temple in Batuan - insideIn the main yard of the temple there are some three story Meru and Bale Pengiyasan as a symbol of the temple of Besakih, there is also a building called Padmasana as a place of worship to Sang Hyang Widhi, the only one Bali Hindu’s God.
Puseh Temple in BatuanBefore you enter the temple you must put on a Balinese ‘kamben’ (a traditional Balinese costume) to show your respect and honor about the holiness of the “Puseh Temple of Batuan Village”. Inside the yard is another Balinese Gate called the Kori Agung. This is where the gods enter and exit.
Coffee Plantation - Palm CivetLuwak coffee is the world's most expensive coffee ($35-$100 per cup!). Pictured is step one of the process. This cat-like animal (also called a civet cat) digests the coffee beans. The poop is then collected and processed.