Trunyan Village Overview

Trunyan Village, nestled on the shores of Lake Batur, offers a unique cultural experience in Indonesia. Known for its ancient burial tradition where bodies are left to decompose naturally, the village attracts curious visitors seeking cultural insights. The nearby Trunyan Temple, dedicated to the village's ancestors, adds to its mystique. Accessible by boat from Toya Bungkah, it's a journey worth taking for a glimpse into Trunyan's fascinating traditions.

If you are a history freak then this Trunyan Village is a must visit for you during your Bali trip. The people of Trunyan are from a customary town in Bali known as 'Bali Aga', or 'Old Bali'. These individuals from Trunyan Village carry on with an extremely conventional day by day life that is immensely not the same as whatever remains of Bali. 

The Trunyanese don't incinerate their dead. After a purging custom, the dead body is set in a bamboo confine (privately known as ancak saji) under the Taru Menyan tree. Taru Menyan signifies 'decent noticing tree'. This tree emanates a scent that neutralizes the smell of rotting bodies.It is additionally this tree from which the name Trunyan is determined.

Location: Trunyan Village is located at the foot of Mt. Abang on the eastern shore of Lake Batur.

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