From the youngest to the oldest, the Balinese wear their very best when attending temple ceremonies. This little fella was dressed to the “nines” in his Udeng (hat), white shirt, and Kamden (cloth worn from the waist down.) However, that didn’t stop him from trying to have a bit of fun at the gamelon (a Balinese traditional instrument.)
This is the type of event that all visitors to Bali can enjoy; budget traveler or someone with a bit more to spend. If you’re in Ubud go to the Tourist Information at the top of Monkey Forest Road, to find out when and where the ceremonies are being held. Ladies, you will need a sarong, scarf, and a shirt with sleeves. Men, you will need the same, plus the udeng. You can buy everything quite inexpensively at the the local shops. These days it’s quite common for the temples to “lend” sarongs, etc., for a small donation.
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