When you are tired with all the glams Denpasar offered, give Desa Budaya Kertalangu a chance to pamper you with its scenic and also peaceful environments. Situated in Kesiman Village in Denpasar, this beautiful village is located just few kilometres away to the North from Sanur Beach. You'll be greeted with a vast view of green ricefields that stretch across 80 hectares land. You might find yourself taking a relaxing stroll among the ricefields while feeling a gust of friendly wind on your skin. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Desa Budaya Kertalangu is a perfect place for you to wind down after a long beach day.
Enjoy The Atmosphere of Village Life in Desa Budaya Kertalangu
Have a Relaxing Jog
An afternoon jog is always a great idea to stay fit during your holiday, but you do need a perfect jogging track facility for it. Don't worry, Desa Budaya Kertalangu got you covered! Have a relaxing jogging (or just taking a stroll) along the designated 4 kilometre path among the rice fields. Desa Budaya Kertalangu is widely known to have one of the best jogging track facilities in Denpasar, you'll see people come in the morning or in the afternoon only to jog after a long day of work.
Observe the Crafters
Denpasar is one of cities in Bali that is also known for its handicraft centers, and one of the most renowned one is located inside Desa Budaya Kertalangu. You can see how all local handicrafts are made here. Your jaw will drop as the skillful crafters turn materials such as glass, wood, wax, clay, and even precious stones into incredible form of handiworks. If you are a crafter and wish to be inspired, the Handicrafts Center is your muse.
How much patience do a fisherman need to catch a single fish? Just find it out by fishing at the fishing pond inside the Desa Budaya Kertalangu. You can rent a fishing rod and the baits from nearby stall (or you can bring your own, that's completely up to you!). It needs patience and perseverence, but it is definitely rewarding when you manage to catch one! You can then bring your fishes home, or you can bring them to nearby restaurant to have it grilled to be enjoyed with your family or friends.
Join an Outbond
Desa Budaya Kertalangu also offer various outbond activities for you to jump in. Eel-catching activity sounds exciting, no? You and a group of friends will have to work together to catch the slippery fish with your hands and move it to a bucket. There are also individual activities, such as paddy-planting activity where you can experience first hand on how to plant a paddy in the rice field. There's also an activity that allows you to learn about Subak water management commonly used in Balinese agriculture since the 9th Century.
Watch Art and Cultural Performances
One reason you should visit Desa Budaya Kertalangu during peak season is because they will held Art and Cultural Performances to entertain the visitors. It is definitely something you shouldn't miss, especially since you can enjoy various Balinese dance performances from many regions in the island. Such as Barong Dance, Kecak Dance, and Joged Bungbung performed by locals. Each dance performance will last for 45 minutes.
Attend Spa Workshop
Ever aspire to be a charismatic spa therapist in your home? Attending Spa Workshop in Desa Budaya Kertalangu is definitely a start. You'll learn interesting spa skills from the experienced spa therapists including how to make DIY Spa Soap and other spa products using ingredients that can be found everywhere. The best thing is you can bring all your spa creations home and practice the newfound skills even after you return to your homecountry.
How to Get Tickets?
All interesting attractions and activities inside Desa Budaya Kertalangu can be experienced with admission fee for only Rp 10,000,- or $69/person. To rent fishing equipments, you will have to pay Rp 18.000,- ($1.24) for the rental fee. Additional fees are also added if you want to have your fishes cooked at the nearby restaurant.
How To Get Around?
Desa Budaya Kertalangu is strategically located nearby other key attractions in Denpasar, such as Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Ubud. You can easily get around from Desa Budaya Kertalangu to nearby attractions by taxi or a car. If you are familiar enough with Denpasar's traffic (and own an international driving license), you can reach each attraction by motorcycle.
What Should I Wear?
Best Time to Visit
Depends on which activity you are going to attend, there's a different ideal time for each activity. It is best to visit the jogging track in the morning or in the afternoon, while the outbond activities are all held in the morning. You will most likely catch the art and cultural performances when there are lots of people visiting the park, hence weekend and holiday are the best time.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, all informations you need to find about Desa Budaya Kertalangu can be found inside this website.
How To Get There?
Desa Budaya Kertalangu is about 35 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai airport. You can reach the village by a taxi or a car.
Some activities such as outbond, cooking class, and spa workshops require reservations in advance. Dance performances are also held by request.