Batuan (Painters) Village
Art lovers and enthusiasts will find their haven in Bali’s art village – Batuan Village.
Bali’s Batuan Village is famous for Balinese Artwork or Balinese Paintings – Balinese art in its truest form and free from any outside influences. The artwork and painting style originated in the village in the 1930s and has since been recognized as a major Balinese artistic style currently known as Balinese painting. The paintings usually depict daily life themes, legendary scenes, and even freaky and fantastic creatures.
The village’s location in central Bali makes it easily accessible for tourists who would like to see a glimpse of Balinese art and culture.
Batuan Village is located around 7 kilometres north of Denpasar and about 10 kilometres south of Ubud.
Opening Days and Hours
You can visit the village anytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Visiting the village on your own entails no cost. On the other hand, booking a Bali shopping tour that includes a visit to the Batuan Village will cost IDR 375,000 (USD 27.60) for 1 to 6 persons (includes car transportation).
How to Get There
The best way to get to the village is via a rented car or transportation included in tours.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Families with older kids
Time to Spend
You can explore Batuan Village in two hours or half a day.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Batuan Village is during the festivals of Full Moon day, as the village performs a theatrical dance form known as the Gambuh during such times.
Aside from viewing the paintings, you can also visit Batuan Village’s other famous landmarks and carvings such as the Pura Puseh, Pura Desa, and the “Fat Buddha” statue.
Batuan village has a number of restaurants, including Pakandelan Warung, Batuan Resto, Waroeng Special Sambal “SS,” and Warung Tepi Tebing.
- Batuan Temple
- Bali Fun World
- Museum Seni Batuan
- Bali Zoo
You can opt to stay in resorts and hotels located in Gianyar or Ubud, such as Batuan Villa, Ulun Ubud Resort, Mara River Safari Lodge, and Vision Villas Resort. Prices range from USD 37 to 200 per night.