Bali culture. Music drama and dance were part of the ceremonies and temple celebrations. Below weve rounded up a few key things to know about the culture of an island justifiably known as the island of the gods. Bali is the home of the subak irrigation system a unesco world heritage site.
Foreign conquerors and visitors may come and go but bali s culture remains. Balinese culture is a mix of balinese hindu buddhist religion and balinese customs. First inhabited around 2000 bc balis cultural roots run deep.
Balis culture is a complex and diverse system that is highly adaptable and centres around the concept of time place and situation or desa kala patra as the locals call it. From museums to hotel lobbies to sacred temples. It is also home to a unified confederation of kingdoms composed of 10 traditional royal balinese houses each house ruling a specific geographic area.
For almost a thousand years the native balinese have followed a unique form of hinduism now known as agama hindu dharma. It is perhaps most known for its dance drama and sculpture. People wearing their ceremonial attires is a common sight.
Balis culture is still felt everywhere. The island is also known for its wayang kulit or shadow play theatre. We can say that the religion and culture influenced each other and also development of every kind of art in bali.
The confederation is the successor of the bali kingdom.