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Batuan (Indonesia)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
20min drive from Ubud
When to go
May through October
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Batuan

Marie Foucaut Travel writer
44 travel articles

Batuan is a village on the island of Bali that's known for its culture and artwork, notably paintings and dance. There are also temples close by.

My suggestion:
Plan what you want to see, as there's a lot to do in the region.

Batuan is a little village close to Ubud that's worth visiting for a day or two. Firstly, I loved the imposing statue of Buddha that stands guard at the entrance to the village; it's called The Fat Baby Statue!

In this quiet, authentic village you'll find a multitude of art galleries, where you'll see works painted in a style that originated in Batuan. The island of Bali is known for its many different art styles.

Close to Batuan there's a zoo, spa and two Hindu temples - something for the entire family.

What's more, every 210 days the village hosts the Galungan festival. During the celebrations, people dance, play music and make decorations and votive offerings. It's a bit like Christmas!

View of a rice field and a temple in Batuan