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10 Balinese Traditional And Cultural Activities For Families

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Apart from the beautiful beaches, temples, and the innumerable shopping hubs, there are so many things to do and experience in Bali as a family. Do you want to get the most out of your vacation? Then sign up for one of the following short Bali courses and workshops!

  • Balinese Cooking Classes

    Balinese cooking classes have become increasingly popular as the island’s tropical cuisine gains wider appeal thanks to its rich ingredients, changeable spiciness levels for every palate, and fun preparation techniques. Courses are often packaged with early morning fish and farm market tours. Here sre Bali’s top spots that provide fun cooking courses for a different culinary experience!

    • Bumbu Bali Restaurant & Cooking School

    Jl. Pratama, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia,+62 361 771256, www.balifoods.com

    • Casa Luna Cooking School

    Honeymoon Guesthouses, Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 973 282, www.casalunabali.com

    • Nia Cooking Class

    Jl. Kayu Aya No.19, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Bali, Indonesia, +62 877 6155 6688

  • Yoga Lessons

    There are a seemingly infinite number of ways to relax the mind, body and spirit while in Bali. For many merely stepping foot on the island is enough to lower stress levels but if you need to take it a stage further then join a yoga class!

    • The Yoga Barn

    Jalan Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 971 236 /+62 361 971 407, www.theyogabarn.com

    • Desa Seni

    Jl. Subak Sari no. 13, Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 844 6392, www.desaseni.com

    • Power of Now Oasis

    Jl. Mertasari, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, +62 878 6153 4535, www.powerofnowoasis.com

  • Gamelan & Balinese Dance Classes

    The island of Gods is most definitely a magical place. But with the influx of first world shopping, eating and resort style holidaying, it can be easy to forget that there is a cultural hotpot hidden in the rice fields. Checkout some of the best spots to learn or improve your skills on Balinese dancing!

    • Pondok Pekak Library & Learning Center

    Across the football field from Monkey Forest Road, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 976 194, www.pondokpekaklibrary.com

    • ARMA Museum & Resort

    Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 976 659, www.armabali.com

    • Desa Seni

    Jl. Subak Sari no. 13, Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 844 6392, www.desaseni.com (Balinese Dance for Children every Sunday)

  • Balinese Batik Painting Classes

    Like meditation in action, the art of Batik centers the mind and liberates the heart through creativity. Explore the simple and exciting process of batik painting. It will enable you to create a rewarding piece of art to bring home from your travels in Bali. Where does the action happen?

    • Bali Batik Art with Ketut Sujana

    Jl. Raya Lungsiakan (across Fly Café), Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 812 3762 280 

    • Threads of Life

    Jalan Kajeng 24, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 972 112 or +62 361 972 187, www.threadsoflife.com

    • Widya’s Batik

    Jl. Sriwedari. Br. Tegallatang, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 900 0633, www.widyabatik.baliklik.com

  • Pottery & Silversmith Classes

    Whether a pottery or silversmith workshop, it's a wonderful thing to do in Bali with your family and friends, or if you are a solo traveler, a great way to meet new and interesting like-minded people who are craft orientated! Get your partner or a group of girls together, do a special day out and take home some wonderful memories from your trip to Bali.

    • Sanur Jewellery Studio

    Jl. Kanda No. 15b, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, +62 821 4400 1535, www.sanurjewellerystudio.com

    • Studio Perak

    JI. Hanoman Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 974 244, www.studioperak.com  

    • Artha Ceramic

    Br. Keengetan Singakerta, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 877 61 63 85 33 (Kalina), www.arthaceramic.com

    • Sari Api Ceramics

    Jalan Suweta, Br Bentuyung, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 812 4660 919, www.sariapi.com/

  • Fruit/ Mask/ Stone/ Wood Carving

    Learn the fundamentals of carving and enjoy a fun day out leraning new skills from some of the best instructors on the island!

    • WS Art Studio

    Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 821 468 95 330, www.craftworkshopbali.com

    • Pondok Pekak Library & Learning Center

    Across the football field from Monkey Forest Road, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 976 194, www.pondokpekaklibrary.com

  • Basket Weaving

    Woven baskets are one of the most recognizable products used and traded by the Balinese. These intricate baskets are painstakingly made by hand using natural fibers. Learn the traditional Balinese weaving techniques passed down from generation to generation and create beautiful and sturdy baskets using lontar, a type of natural fiber made from palm leaves.

    • WS Art Studio

    Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 821 468 95 330,www.craftworkshopbali.com

    • ARMA Museum & Resort

    Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 976 659, www.armabali.com

    • Museum Puri Lukisan

    Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 971 159, www.museumpurilukisan.com

  • Canang Sari – Balinese Offering Making

    Offerings crafted from bamboo, palm leaves, fruit, flowers, rice, incense and coloured dough are an essential part of Balinese Hinduism, decorating private homes and shops alike, and reaching their fulfilment in the gigantic offerings prepared for major ceremonies. Want to master this skill?

    • ARMA Museum & Resort

    Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 976 659, www.armabali.com

    • Museum Puri Lukisan

    Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 971 159, www.museumpurilukisan.com

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