Bali is a truly diverse holiday destination to visit. From stunning lakes and beaches to amazing views of volcanoes, Bali’s diverse scenery is rivalled only by the diversity of its people. Here we introduce you to some of them – and the amazing skills they possess.
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1. The Weaver
Weaving is one of the traditional crafts that comes as a result of the Hindu influences on Balinese culture. Watch as weavers spin beautiful designs or try your hand at weaving with workshops by studios such as WS Art Studio.
2. The Food and Drinks Guide
This is the ultra-friendly local that will soon become your best friend while you wander around the island. Becoming friends has undeniable perks – this local will take you to local spots with the most authentic fare that is both delicious and cheap!
3. The Wood Carver
To truly experience the art of wood carving, pay a visit to Mas Village, which is also known as Wood Carving Village. Aptly named, it’s the perfect place to admire traditional wood carvings and pick out hand carved souvenirs.
4. The Jeweller
Handmade jewellry is one of the mainstays of Bali’s traditional crafts scene. Places like Studio Perak allows visitors to shop for their favourite pieces of silver and semiprecious stones, and also learn the art of silversmithing at one of their many workshops.
5. The Painter
What Mas Village is to the art of wood carvings, Batuan Village is to the art of Balinese paintings. In short, it’s the must-visit place if you’re interested in the traditional paintings of Bali!
6. The Drinks Vendor
Your saviour in the Balinese heat. Enough said.
7. The Coffee Roaster
Those who love coffee need to check out the traditional Balinese style of roasting coffee using a metal basin. Expand your coffee knowledge and become a true coffee connoisseur!
8. The Sculptor
Sculptures are a large part of local traditional art, with many used as decorations for places of worship throughout the ages. If you’d like to pick out some pieces for your home, visit a stone carving shop like Paras Stone Carving.
9. The Tour Guide
Getting a tour guide is one of the basics if it’s your first time in Bali. With the island’s tourist industry currently booming, there are no lack of tour guides to show you around!
10. The Farmer
If you’re visiting Bali, you probably won’t miss the amazing views of the nearby rice terraces. They’re a testament to the local farmers’ hard work. To immerse yourself in the culture, join one of the traditional farmer tours to get a glimpse of the village life of a Bali farmer!