Tanah Lot Arts Festival 2019 – Bali always has its charm to attract local and international tourists to come to the island. This year, there will be a big event called Tanah Lot Arts Festival, which will be held in July.
Do you already have a plan to go somewhere this July? If you haven’t, consider going to the Island of Gods! There will be a big festival at Tabanan this year. Let’s know more information about Tanah Lot Arts Festival, t-mates!
A Guide to Tanah Lot Arts Festival: What You Should Know
Before you head to the festival, here are the list of things you should know:
What is Tanah Lot Arts Festival?
At first, Tanah Lot Arts Festival was made with the purpose to bring back tourists to the island. Since the Mount Agung eruption, the number of tourists who visited Bali had declined. In 2018, the Tanah Lot Arts Festival was a success as it had attracted tens of thousands of visitors.
This year, there will be another beautiful dancing performance of Rejang Sandat Ratu Segara. In the opening ceremony, there will be 1,800 dancers who will dance in front of visitors! The dancers are prohibited from wearing any “dirty clothes”.
The festival is going to be held at Tanah Lot Temple, in Tabanan. Rejang Sandat Dance is a tribute to the Gods who created beautiful nature. This special mythical dance was initiated by Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti. She said that she got the inspiration to create this dance from a long meditation journey.
Now, what does the dance represent? It is actually a form of love and gratitude to the motherland for looking after all creatures on earth. This gratitude dancing also aims to preserve Bali’s culture.
A few weeks before the performance, usually the regent and dancers will be praying together at Tanah Lot to ask for protection. Last year, there were 300 leaders or principal dancers who gave training to 1,500 dancers.
What to Expect during Tanah Lot Arts Festival 2019?
Get ready to watch a spectacular performance from thousands of dancers performing the colossal in tandem. The dance is a tribute to Ratu Segara, who is the mythical queen of the Southern sea.
Besides the dancing activity, there will also be a show of modern arts. Don’t leave the venue yet after sunset, t-mates! There will be a multimedia light shows that you can watch together with your family and friends!
Hungry? Go and explore the culinary festival which will showcase traditional Indonesian cuisine such as Rujak, which is a traditional fruit and vegetable salad dish. Enjoy delicious snacks as well such as klepon (green-coloured balls of rice cake filled with palm sugar and coated in grated coconut), pie susu (Balinese milk pie) and kacang disco.
Are you a coffee lover? If you are, then you will think that this festival is attractive because there will be coffee festival as well! At Tanah Lot Arts Festival, there will be a dozen of coffee shops who will showcase their coffee there. Meet with talented local barista with their amazing brewing skills, taste the coffee yourself and enjoy!
Why Come to Tanah Lot Arts Festival 2019?
By coming to this big event in Bali, you can witness the extravagant Rejang Sandat Dance. This dance is an appreciation of the mother nature. The number of dancers who will take part is 1,800, which is a multiple of 9. They believe that 9 is a symbol of affection.
When they perform, the dancers will wear white kebaya with green cloth sarong and sash, as green is known the favorite color of the queen of the ocean.
Do you want to watch the performance? For sure, you will get goosebumps as the combination of spiritual power and the dancing performance is going to be extraordinary! This is a very interesting event. Hence, you should invite your friends and family to come along with you!
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When and Where Will the Event Take Place?
The event will take place at 20 July 2019. The location is at Tanah Lot Beach, Tabanan, Bali.
The complete address is at Jl. Tanah Lot Kediri, Tabanan, 82121. To get there, click here.
How Much is the Ticket Price?
Good news for you! No ticket is needed to attend the festival. You only need to pay for Rp60,000 per visitor for the entrance fee to Tanah Lot Temple.
How to Get There?
To reach Tanah Lot, there are many transportation alternatives for you. Tanah Lot is located about 20 kilometers away from Denpasar. It is about 45 minutes away by car from Kuta and Seminyak.
If you have just arrived at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, you can head to Tanah Lot by using public bus. The journey will take about 2 hours.
The simplest way to go around Bali is by renting a motorcycle or a car. The rental cost of a motorcycle is about Rp60,000 per day. If you are traveling with a group of people, you can also rent a private car. To find an affordable car rental, you can use tiket.com.
Going to Bali in July? Come to Tanah Lot Arts Festival!
After you’re done visiting Tanah Lot Arts Festival 2019 and you still have time to look around Bali, you can visit famous tourist attractions in Bali!
There are many places that you can explore in Bali, t-mates. Have a great holiday!