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Tenganan Ancient Village, Manggis

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Travel back to a simpler time with a visit to Tenganan Ancient Village, one of area's oldest communities. Home to the Bali Aga, the original inhabitants of Bali, this settlement features traditional architecture and preserves its age-old techniques for producing textiles. Surrounded by a wall, the village consists of simple homes with green hills as their backdrop. While no motorized vehicles can enter the settlement, you can walk in through one of three main gates, where a small donation grants you full access. The locals make the best guides, and at least a few of them always greet visitors at the gates and offer tours around their compact village. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tenganan Ancient Village by using our Manggis trip planner.
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  • Our hired driver took us here without doing any research. If I had have read the comments on TA I probably wouldn't have gone. In saying that our guide in the village was fantastic. He was very...  more »
  • We were really excited to do this tour and gain insight into traditional Balinese life. It started with meeting our local guide who was lovely, friendly and full of information. We were then asked if....  more »
  • Interesting place, but not as strikingly different to the rest of Bali as expected. A bit better because we got a guide, if you don't get a guide there's nothing to see except sellers. Considering the location is out of the way it'd be just as good to read about it online.
  • Definitely another tourist shopping trap. Really do not require a long time here. People are not all authentic.

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