A Society Steeped in the Sacred

One of the things I love and admire about the Balinese is how they’ve maintained strong family and cultural ties despite the tourism that is so much a core part of their economy. Family ties are incredibly strong in Bali and each village is organized in a banjar, where the whole community provides mutual support to one another.

Another thing that ties the Balinese together is their own unique form of Bali-Hindu traditions, something apparent everyday as we observe Balinese life.

Today, we went to the water palace, Tirta Gangga, and were fortunate to witness this procession leading to a temple ceremony that was held immediately adjacent to the restaurant where we were having dinner. Now you can see it, too. Turn up your sound to hear it!

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