Truyan Cemetery Tour
- Truyan Cemetery Tour
The pre-historic era and the old cultures seem to exist in this modern era while the people keep on with the developing technology out there. But, this is something distinctive that attracts many visitors to make a halt in the most beautiful island named Bali.
Only in Bali we do see the old tradition among the locals on how to treat the dead people as what the old generation did in the past. If you are curious enough, it is time to have Truyan cemetery tour that takes you to the most haunting site in Bali where you see the human skeletons puts on the ground without being cremated or buried. Such tradition has long been performed by the Trunyan villagers and no dispute spreads among the Balinese.
Still curious what your Truyan cemetery tour will look like?
How does the journey start?
As you begin with the Truyan cemetery tour, you will be driven to the eastern part of Batur Caldera leading to its village which is easily accessed by the vehicles. if you set up from Ubud or Nusa Dua, you need 2 hours drive or an hour drive to Kintamani. Having arrived at Lake Batur, a motor boat is ready to use, since this sacred and holy place is located 15 minutes away separated from the village itself.
Considered as the native Balinese heritage that has long existed from million years ago, Truyan cemetery has gained attention from the tourists. As you go for Truyan cemetery tour, you will learn many things in dealing with the long journey of the soul of dead people after they meet the death.
How does the cemetery look like?
The mystical atmosphere submerges the visitors as they step their own feet from the boat to get into this cemetery. Some laying bones are put under the big Taru Menyan tree that produces the distinctive odor, so that the rotten skeleton does notproduce bad odor. The Truyan cemetery tour also takes the visitors to see the fresh dead people who will be surrounded by the bamboo cages built in the form of triangular prism.
When someone died, he will be wrapped with the white cloth with his head exposed and placed in the cage. If the cage is full of the old bones, it is necessary to lift those bones and provides the new comers to get decomposed until it totally gets rotten so that the locals can take the skull and put it in the line under that big Taru Menyan tree for decorative purposes. This is what Truyan cemetery tour will take you to the ancient times of Bali tradition where people blend with the modernity out there to treat the dead people.
The Truyan cemetery tour is not something frightening to try, since this gives the additional knowledge in dealing with old Hindu tradition on treating the dead man. To visit this site, you are urged to set aside some money as donation for locals, but it has sometimes been included in one tour package, so that you do not necessarily draw more money from your pocket. Do not forget to take the pictures of the laying corpse and the skulls in the altar as documentation during the Truyan cemetery tour.