Kecak Dance
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5 Exotic Places to Enjoy Magical Kecak Dance in Bali

The beat of music and accompaniment of Kecak dancers can give a magical feel to this show. There are several special places in Bali to enjoy this exotic show. Bali Island is one of the favorite vacation destinations in Indonesia that is always crowded with local and foreign tourists. Bali has the beauty of its exotic beaches and strong cultural culture. This has become a magnet for various tourists from various countries to come to Bali.

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Kecak dance is one of the famous cultural heritage sites in Bali. Among tourists, this traditional Balinese dance is famous for its unique and very popular. Kecak dance combines art, culture and mystical stories in an amazing dance movement. Kecak dance in Bali describes the Ramayana story through movements in dance.

The sound of ‘Cak’ Cak‘ ‘Cak’ which is recited sternly and repeatedly by 70-100 male dancers is a unique feature of the Kecak dance. The distinctive feature of the Kecak dance combines motion and sound carried out simultaneously by dozens of dancers without any of these directives containing high artistic value and becoming its attraction.

This Kecak dance is held in some tourist attractions spread on the island of Bali with a duration of 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Kecak dance performance usually starts at 18.00 local time. If you have a plan to watch the Kecak dance it is recommended to arrive 30 minutes earlier before the show begins. Here are some spectacular places to enjoy Kecak dance in Bali.

Uluwatu

Uluwatu is the main choice destination for watching the Kecak dance performance. Starting in 1999, the Kecak dance performance at this location has succeeded in seizing the world’s attention. The Kecak dance held at Uluwatu Temple is a tourist attraction that is thick with historical value.

What is unique about the performance of the Kecak dance in Uluwatu is that we will be treated to a backdrop of beautiful Sunset scenery because the stage shows are indeed designed so that viewers can see the sunset and shaped like an opera with a capacity of 500 people. In addition to enjoying the Kecak dance, tourists can also see monkeys hang around Uluwatu Temple.

Kecak Dance
Kecak Dance at Uluwatu, Photo via Sportourism.id

Tanah Lot

You can also watch the Kecak Dance at the Tanah Lot Temple location in Tabanan, Bali. You can enjoy the beauty of the Kecak dance while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Bali’s sunset.

GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana)

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is not too far from Ngurah Rai Airport, precisely on Uluwatu Highway, making this location always visited by tourists. Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is a favorite destination for local and foreign tourists. With the presence of a strong and large Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, this location is unique.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) is a Balinese icon and is also the tallest statue in the world. At this location, you can watch the Kecak dance which is housed in the GWK amphitheater. Besides the Kecak dance, visitors who come can also enjoy other dances such as Barong, Kera and Rangda dances.

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Ubud

Unlike performances in other locations, performances of the Kecak dance in Ubud are held in several different performance venues and days. The most favorite Kecak dance performance is at Saswati Park. At Sawasti Park, a performance of the Kecak dance is performed in a courtyard surrounded by lotus ponds. The schedule for the Kecak dance at Saswati Park is only every Tuesday and Thursday. You can also visit museums and art galleries in Ubud.

Kecak Dance in Bali
Kecak Dance in Ubud, Photo Via Bali Media Info

 Batu Bulan

Besides showing the Kecak Dance, Batu Bulan Village is also famous for its cultural performances of Barong dance and Legong dance. You can also visit the gallery or art shop here.

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