Bali Places of Interest

TRUNYAN

This is the most famous Bali Aga village, squats beneath Mount Abang, situated on the other side of lake Batur from Toya Bungkah, where the boats leave to go there. This is not ordinary place, for Trunyan is regarded as the ultimate Bali Aga village. Some scholars say that it refers to an ancient migration from the east Javanese village of Aga to Taro. The village is famous for its mortuary traditions: instead of cremating the dead, as Balinese do throughout most of the island, The people of Trunyan let them rot away in a special cemetery. The village has gained a bad reputation with tourists, thought, as visitors are constantly hassled.

 


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