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Kecak Fire & Trance Dance

Jl. Sriwedari | Taman Kaja Community, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 970508
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Ranked #4 of 44 attractions in Ubud
Type: Performances
Description: Kecak and Traditional Ubud Fire Dance
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Kamloops, BC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We attended the Monday night performance at the temple in Junjungan. About 20 people sat in a semi circle and watched the reenactment. The performance was excellent but what appealed even more was the fact that a representative of everyone of the 172 families participated in some way as all the proceeds go to the village.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Do try to see this once. It is wonderful. Powerful sounds and energy and the trance dance at the end will mesmerize you. Good value. Best to catch outdoor performance but weather will dictate.

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Broome, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

We saw this at the temple on the main street in Ubud down towards the river. I thought the setting was great. We were given a story outline beforehand but I found it not very helpful and hard to read due to the low lighting. But it was all ok because the real power in the performance was is the... More

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Tamaki Makarau-Aotearoa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We saw the performance at a lovely restaurant, it was really entertaining and I would recommend this as a must see. The costumes of the performers were wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Thia was so cool! i didint expect too much from this, because normally when you travel the "traditional" tourist experiences are phony. But this was nice. So different, and interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very glad we read the story beforehand, otherwise it may have been lost on us. Very organised and friendly staff. We were not hassled once, and they even bought back a mates ticket who couldn't make the show. The story was lovely and the music and dancing mezmorizing. Very well worth it.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Kecak fire and trance dance has been the best thing, in my opinion, that we have done since being in Ubud. Not that I haven't enjoyed everything that we've done but this just stood out for me, I found the story very easy to follow and it was always changing. The choir of men chanting throughout the story definitely... More

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Mildura, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This cultural experience has not changed since the 1970s when I first visited Bali. The same music, same lack of understanding of the attraction and its significance to the viewer. The operators are eager to take your money, bundle you into a bus to the venue, stand in line to get a seat, and then harass you to purchase tourist... More

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Wales
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the show!! It was fascinating to watch... Completely captivated the whole way through. Took about 1-2 hours, but something different the whole way through, really great to see something so raw from Bali! Advise not to sit right at the front as the fire is kicked around and a couple of people had to move due to smoke... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

very nice experience, nice music and nice people . location in uluwatu was amazing. really recommend place and show

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