Peliatan Village

Peliatan is best known for its legong - a graceful dance traditionally performed by two pre-pubescent girls in glittering costumes. Indeed, the first Balinese dance troupe to travel abroad was a legong group from Peliatan that performed at the Paris Exhibition in 1931 under the leadership of the late Anak Agung Gede Mandera (affectionately known as “Gung Kak”) a man who excelled in both music and dance. The group’s performances created a sensation, it was then, for example, that French actor Antonin Artaud first witnessed the Balinese barong. Peliatan is also a village of carvers and painters. Everywhere you go you see orchids, fruits, frogs, ducks and birds being fashioned out of wood. These are all of course for tourists.

How to Get To Peliatan Village

  1. 45 minutes from Sanur
  2. 60 minutes from Kuta
  3. 10 minutes from Ubud

What You Can See Around Peliatan Village

  1. Ubud Monkey Forest, the monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. Their scientific name is Macaque fascicular. Macaques are found throughout Southeast Asia and many species of macaques live successfully in areas that are heavily utilized by humans.
  2. Penataran Sasih Temple is located about 4 kilometers east of the centre of Ubud. This was one of the Pejeng kingdom. In the inner courtyard, high up in a pavilion and difficult to see, is a huge bronze drum known as the “moon of Pejeng”.
  3. Taro Elephant Safari Park was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism in the year 2000 after three years of development. An official member of the World Zoo Association, the Park meets International Standards for animal care and is set in more than 2 hectares of exotic eco tourism landscaped botanical gardens, surrounded by national forest.
  4. Goa Gajah (elephant cave) located two kilometers east of Ubud , this complex overlooks the Petanu river and consists of a SiSwati rock-cut cave, a bathing place, a monks’ chamber, a number of Buddhists rock cut Stupa and statues , and several foundations.
  5. Yeh Pulu, the relief is carved on rock, located near Goa Gajah, between rice field and ravine. The site was rediscovered in 1925. In 1949 a simple protection was laid out to avoid water flowing on the surface of the relief. It looks like panel with the size of 25 x 2 meters.