Barong Kris Dance, Bali

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A spectacular, traditional Balinese cultural show of dance and music – the Jambe Budaya Barong & Kris Dance.

Barong Kris Dance Incredible Costumes - Bali
Barong Kris Dance Incredible Costumes

A mythological story of good vs. evil comes to life on stage. Just a short 20 minute drive from Ubud, this is a piece of culture you may want to include in your list of things to see and do while visiting Bali.

Evil is Conquered - Bali
Evil is Conquered

This Bali highlight, Budaya Barong and Kris Dance is one of those things you will either love or hate. Mixed reviews are across the internet. Simply put, if you do not like culture, why travel? Seriously, this is a unique piece of Bali mythology passed down for generations – since the 12th century!

Instrumental Ensemble, Barong Kris Dance - Bali
Instrumental Ensemble, Barong Kris Dance – Bali

Time: 1 hour /  5 acts
Cost: 100,000 IDR per person / USD$6.75 / €5.75

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An age old story of good vs. evil; Bali Mythology through dance.
This cultural Balinese highlight included the evil witch Rangda a demon queen fighing the good lion Barong. Who wins in the end?

The Barong Kris Dance plays out through 5 acts which come to a dramatic climax before calm is restored. Sometimes a little funny, sometimes intense, always colorful and magical. Balinese dance with traditional music and great acting by professionally trained actors. This is Bali culture at it’s finest!

Where can I see it? Jl. Pasekan, Batubulan Kangin, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
How long is it? Approximately one hour
Tel: (0361) 2770291
Opening Hours: 9:30 AM – call for show times

Author: travelfooddrink

I am an avid traveller who believes that travel means participation. Whether it be observing traditional cultures, eating native delicacies, or drinking local drinks, one must fully immerse oneself to truly understand and enjoy a destination.

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