Terunyan Village

Terunyan Village

Lies at the edge of Lake Batur, to the west of Abrig Hill, Kintamani. Villagers here are “native Balinese” referred to as “Bali Aga” people, This village with its unique traditions, can be reached by 30 minute boat ride from Kedisan Village across Lake Batur. The name Terunyan was derived from the word “Taru” and

Lies at the edge of Lake Batur, to the west of Abrig Hill, Kintamani. Villagers here are “native Balinese” referred to as “Bali Aga” people, This village with its unique traditions, can be reached by 30 minute boat ride from Kedisan Village across Lake Batur. The name Terunyan was derived from the word “Taru” and “Menyan”, meaning ‘fragnant trees’ that grow in the village. Local people deem the trees highly important. The corpses of the dead laid down in open graves under the trees and are simply covered white fabrics and bamboo covers called “Ancak Saji”, but the faces of the dead are left uncovered. This funeral rite is known as “Mapasah”.

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