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Melasti Procession at Ulun Danu Beratan

Melasti Procession at Ulun Danu BeratanIt’s very beautiful. Hindu community in Bali carrying out melasti procession on the lake looks so fantastic. Dressed in traditional clothing and carrying a variety of ritual paraphernalia, they walk hand in hand and show off happy face. It is just like a non-directed fashion show.

Melasti procession held a few days before Nyepi was also a unique cultural attraction. A long line accompanied with bleganjur gamelan music and mountains and blue waters of the lake as the background looked like a performing art. Naturally, tourists were always scrambling to immortalize such rare procession.

“The Hindus paying a devotional work or ngayah with different types of ritual paraphernalia, their hustles and presence at Ulun Danu Beratan become a very beautiful moment. It is preferred by domestic and foreign tourists,” said Operation Manager of Ulun Danu Beratan tourist object, Wayan Mustika.

Aside from the existing natural and cultural attractions, the Ulun Danu Beratan also has a variety of water attractions becoming the favorite for tourists. Such attractions can be enjoyed by adults and children. For example, there are slide, swing, balance and climbing.

Besides, there is also the attraction of taking picture with animal as well as water attractions in combination with exotic natural landscape. Among others, visitors can luxuriate in the riding by means of traditional boats, paddle boat, speed boat, and fishing excursion on the lake. “Through these attractions, visitors can explore and enjoy the natural atmosphere of the lake,” said Mustika. (BTN/015)

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