Bali is an island that popular in tourism because of art and culture. In Bali every people also know Gianyar is a regency in Bali that is very famous of art and culture, and every people automatically said Gianyar when someone ask them about art of Bali. Gianyar Regency is about 45 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Traveling in Gianyar regency will not be bored for you, because here you will also able to learn about Balinese people culture and how to make Balinese art, specially wood carving.
Wood carving very famous in Gianyar Regency, every house also have one or two carvers inside, specially at Mas village area, and Tarukan Village area. This village is about 20KM from Denpasar city. In this area the wooden statue or wooden carving isn’t only for sale but also the art shop have a special class for the tourist or visitor learn about how to make this wooden art. Absolutely your experience will be improving because the teacher is the artist of wooden art in here. Not only about experiences, your knowledge about the meaning of the statue will also improving here.
The theme of wood carving and statue in these village is also about people, this is because of the history of this village. the History about Mas Prince kingdom always influence the story of statue and the carving in this village. the famous artist in this village call Ida bagus Nyana, Ida bagus Tilem dan I Nyoman Togog there are the maestro of wooden art in mas village.
Learning about wooden art will be the recommended activities to improving your skill and knowledge about Balinese culture, not only that near of the practice area there are many kind of tourist object available such as : Tegenungan waterfall, Sukawati Art Market, Ubud, and many more. So what are you waiting for?