Bali takes the name as the Island of the Gods, which features great beaches, colourful festivals and ceremonies, a deep history and a rich culture, is great for those visiting the island. Over the years, Bali has seen a dramatic increase in the number of tourists that travel to the country each year.
Nestled in Ubud, the Agung Rai Museum of Art is a museum, gallery and cultural centre. Opened in 1996 by the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, the museum was brought as a way to preserve Balinese art and culture and is managed by the ARMA Foundation. In Indonesia, wellness, therapies and retreats are one of the main reasons tourists from around the world visit the country, and hotels such as COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali, ensure that guests get to enjoy just that during their holiday.
The museum allows the visitor to enjoy various forms of art from, paintings, special exhibitions, theatrical performances, dance and music recitals and painting classes while also taking part in cultural workshops, conferences, seminars, training programs, the library and reading room. Those visiting the museum will find that it is a great way to learn about Bali and its various cultural heritages.
The museum is located within two building that are filled with the artworks and creative spaces. The exterior of the complex represents traditional Balinese architecture that is surrounded by beautiful, tropical gardens.
It should be noted that visiting the museum in the afternoon is quite beneficial, as they can later enjoy snacks at the cafe located within the premises or watch a traditional dance performance that’s held at the complex every week day between 3pm to 5pm. The stage is also used for various other performances which bring together local and international dance groups.
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