Itinerary of the Ubud Day-Trip:
+++ Barong Dance.
+++ Monkey Forest.
+++ Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets.
+++ Tegalalang Rice Terrace.
+++ Tegenungan Waterfall.
The Barong dance is the classic story of good (The Barong) triumphing over evil ( The evil witch Rangda).
The Barong is a large lion type creature played by two men, Rangda is the epitome of evil with long fingernails and droopy breasts.
The Barong is going about his business until he is interrupted by Rangda.
Ultimately a battle ensues and the Barong’s followers begin attacking Rangda with their Keris (daggers).
Rangda, being a witch, is able to use magical powers to turn the daggers against their owners, who fall into a trance and try to stab themselves.
The Ubud Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal.The village's residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village.
Based on the analysis of the Pura Purana (a holy book made from palm tree leaves as a historical document of the temple)The temples in The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary area are built around the middle of the 14th century. When the kingdoms in Bali were ruled by Dynasty of Pejeng or can also be said about the beginning of Gelgel Dynasty.
There are three temples in the area of Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary :Pura Dalem Agung (The Main Temple), Pura Beji (Beji Temple), Pura Prajapati (Prajapati Temple).
The Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets showcases some of Indonesia’s most colourful heritage items. It serves as a great cultural and educational destination in central Bali, as this unique museum features around 1,300 masks and over 5,000 puppets from all over the Indonesian archipelago. Some items are also come from Africa, China, Latin America and Europe, making its collection very well-varied.
The Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud are famous for their beautiful scenes of rice paddies and their innovative irrigation system. Known as the subak, the traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system is said to have been passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the 8th century. Tegallalang forms the 3 most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud's shared region, with the others being in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan.
Tegenungan Waterfall also locally known as Air Terjun Tegenungan is one the most popular and visited waterfall in Bali.
Located within a tropical jungle in the village of Kemenuh.
The waterfall offers a picturesque view in a hidden space of Bali. The blooming trees in the surroundings have successfully completed the beauty of this waterfall.
Especialy in the morning, the beauty of the verdant jungle will be at best as the sunlight shines above.