Get to know Balinese traditional houses

Bali Province is one of the provinces that has long been a tourist destination in Indonesia.




One of the characteristics of traditional Balinese houses is the existence of a very charming temple gate. The front of a traditional Balinese house often resembles a temple gate.


There are two types of gates, which are temple buildings parallel to Balinese houses and this gate is the entrance to the yard area of ​​the house.


According to an article from Arsitag, traditional Balinese architecture is generally influenced by the existence of a Hindu script called "Lontar Asta Kosala Kosali", which contains rules for building houses or palaces, to rules for places of worship and temples.


In addition, Balinese architecture is also strongly influenced by Hindu religious traditions and ancient Javanese elements. Therefore, traditional Balinese houses usually use several materials such as thatched roofs, coconut wood, bamboo, teak wood, stone, and bricks.


According to Balinese philosophy, dynamism in life will be achieved if there is harmony between three important aspects, namely palemahan, pawongan, and parahyangan.


Get to know various types of Balinese traditional houses and their uniqueness


Generally, the architecture of traditional Balinese houses is dominated by decorations such as carvings, tools, and coloring. Balinese traditional house decoration also has a certain meaning to express a symbol of beauty, as well as convey communication.


The following are some types of houses in Bali that you may want to know:


1. Angkul-angkul


Balinese traditional houses always have a characteristic with a building in front of a gate that resembles a temple. Well, that's the first angkul-angkul front.


The hallmark of this part of the Balinese traditional house is always full of carvings that look very beautiful and have high artistic value. No wonder Moms and some tourists who come to Bali will definitely want to take pictures in front of this beautiful gate.


2. Aling


Furthermore, there is a part of the traditional Balinese house which Mula Aling-aling means positive energy and harmony in the house.


Generally, the aling-aling serves as a barrier for the outer courtyard and the alung-alung. This traditional Balinese house also functions as privacy between guests who are not yet known to the residents of the house.


3. Bale Manten


This traditional Bale Manten house is a traditional Balinese building for the head of the family as well as the daughter. This house has a rectangular building shape and is generally built on the left.


If you are curious about the contents, the contents of the Bale Manten traditional house are two other smooth rooms (bale), right and left.


Bale Manten's traditional house has now also undergone many architectural changes. According to Lontar Hasta Kosali, Balinese traditional house buildings are generally built facing north. This house building will also be surrounded by bale-bale


4. Bale Gede


Just like Bale Manten, Bale Gede is rectangular and has 12 pillars. This is used for traditional ceremonies, therefore the placement of the room must be higher than Bale Manten.


Bale Gede is generally quite large because it is used to hold traditional ceremonies. This Balinese traditional house is also commonly used as a gathering place and serves Balinese food or it can also be used to cook offerings.

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