Best cultural activities in Seminyak, Bali

With so many activities and experiences on offer in Seminyak, Bali it can be hard to choose what to prioritise during your visit. For those looking to experience authentic Balinese culture, below we outline some amazing cultural locations and activities that are not to be missed.

1. Nyaman Gallery

The Nyaman Gallery is not your average, uptight gallery. At this spot, you’ll find sculptures, wearable art, glasswork and street art, among paintings and photographs. Showcasing the best international and local artists, visitors are encouraged to interact with the art and some pieces are even available for purchase. For art lovers, this gallery is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in Seminyak.

2. Pura Petitenget

From contemporary art to an ancient temple, Pura Petitenget is a peaceful retreat located in bustling Seminyak. The Pura Petitenget is a Hindu temple and one of the six famous sea temples in Bali. Individuals continue to worship at the temple today as they believe Pura Petitenget protects them from the sea. Although it is relatively small compared to other temples in Bali, this temple is a must-see for anyone staying in the Seminyak area.

3. Theatre Art Gallery

A hidden gem in the Seminyak area, Theatre Art Gallery celebrates traditional Balinese culture and theatre. The gallery specialises in restoring and performing with traditional wayang puppets, also known as shadow puppets. The gallery also performs with modern puppets, perfectly blending modern and traditional art forms. Spend an evening here and immerse yourself in traditional Balinese theatre.

4. Pura Masceti

Unlike the sea temple Pura Petitenget, Pura Masceti is an agricultural temple and is used by farmers or landowners who pray and give offerings to the temple in the hope their land will be prosperous and free of infestation or that they will be forgiven for selling their land to property developers. Check to see if any local ceremonies are taking place during your visit, as these ceremonies can be great celebrations that are not to be missed.

To truly enjoy your trip to Seminyak, Bali, it is important you have exceptional accommodation to rest in after enjoying the range of cultural experiences on offer. Mayaloka Villas are perfectly located, offering a peaceful retreat from the bustle of Seminyak and a free shuttle service so you can arrive at any of the locations mentioned above effortlessly. For more information on our stunning villas, do not hesitate to contact us today.