Venture 700 years into Bali’s past and visit the charming village of Teganan in the island’s Candidasa region, a village that has refused to open its doors to the wave of modernity and has stubbornly preserved its ancient way of life. Make the village part of your cultural itinerary to enhance your stay at a luxury boutique hotel Bali has to offer its visitors. The Alila Mangis Bali is an excellent choice of Candidasa hotel as its staff is ready and eager to set up all the logistical details for your foray into Teganan village. One of Bali’s oldest ore-Hindu settlements, it staunchly preserves its ancient customs and rituals. They are the Bali Aga people, the descents of the original Balinese people, who resisted the influences of the ruling Mahajapit monarchy and held into their own beliefs on the solid assumption that they were and are, Divine beings. To this day, visitors will encounter the traditional layout of buildings, with ceremonial long houses, communal pavilions, shrines and the like adhere to ancient customs. Creators of a unique form of arts, you will encounter unique musical instruments that evoke intriguing music, as well as a mesmerizing pattern of textile manufacture not found elsewhere. Visitors are allowed into this fortress-like village during the daylight hours, where utmost enjoyment of this living museum can be had, and one can be treated to firsthand glimpses of expert craftsmen and women plying their crafts with skill and ease.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.