Batubulan is one of the tourist village on the island of Bali , exactly in Sub Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali Province, Indonesia, with an area approximately 6,422 square kilometers. Batubulan have a unique appeal of art, art centers with sculptures and carvings are quite famous among domestic and foreign tourists. This tourist village is also known as a venue for a variety of Balinese performing arts, such as Kecak Dance, Barong and Legong Dance. The name of Batubulan village is can’t be separated from folklore that originated from the story of the Great Gods Kalesan, a foster child as an adult King Badung given mercy by the King of Badung to establish a palace in the middle of the woods. Together with his followers, the Supreme Deity Kalesan then go out to the forest in the eastern part of the Badung kingdom. Arriving at the border of the forest, the Supreme Deity Kalesan see a stone that glowed like the moon. Then this place called Batubulan, and at the place the Supreme Deity Kalesan build his palace.
Most of residents in Batubulan have the expertise to make sculptures and carvings, so do not be surprised if you find a variety of galleries and art shops ( art shop ) selling artwork and crafts along the road that divides Batubulan village. Not only that, in this village there are also many craftsmen carved from wood and bamboo crafts. In addition to on site sale, public works in Batubulan it has been exported to many countries as a complement to a garden decoration, offices, and hotels.
For those of you who want to enjoy the performances of traditional Balinese Dance Arts, you can visit Banjar Dejalan, Puseh Pura, Jalan Tahak ISMS ( High School Karawitan Indonesia ), as well as in Banjar Tagehe. The performing arts include Barong, Kecak and Legong Dance. For Barong Dance, the show usually held each day, beginning at 9:30 pm, while for the Kecak Dance performed at 18.30 pm .
How to get there
Batubulan is a strategic crossing paths between Denpasar and Gianyar City. Batubulan arguably is the most western gate of Gianyar ( located about 25 miles west of Gianyar regency ) and at the same entrance to the area from the eastern part of Bali Denpasar. From Denpasar, Batubulan is about 10 km or takes about 15 minutes in journey by using a private vehicle or public transportation (taxi/car chartered). Meanwhile, if tourists start traveling from Kuta beach or Nusa Dua area, it will take a time about 45 minutes in journey.