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“A Drama in stead of A Dance?” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barong & Kris Dance

Barong & Kris Dance
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US$47.50*
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Bali Day Trip of Barong Dance Show, Mas Village and Tirta Empul Temple
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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24 reviews
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“A Drama in stead of A Dance?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

It is not my cup of tea. I think it is more like a drama? The entrance fee is IDR 100,000 each person which I can find something else interesting. Compare the cost and benefit before you proceed.

Visited July 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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“It is not really a dance but a play”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Before the show started, i was expecting to watch a lot of dances. However, as the show went on, i only saw one dance and the actors are acting most of the time. If you like watching plays, it is worth a visit. You can skip this place if you have little time in bali.

Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“It's just okay ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Like other reviewers say, not really a dance.
I wouldn't recommend it. Takes too much time to watch the play. It's just not worth it if you have a limited time in Bali

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Traditional Balinese Barong Dance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Enjoyable, very traditional, a little hard for kids to follow. I thought the kids might say 'that was boring', but they seemed to enjoy the spectacle of the costumes, the mild humour and different style of dance to anything they'd seen before. A bit of local tradition and culture good for all.

Visited July 2014
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Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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“Must understand the storyline before watching the dance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Watched this dance at Batubulan.
This is a traditional cultural dance in Bali.
You have to understand the storyline well first before watching the dance, or else you will feel very lost.
They provide the synopsis of the story at the entrance in many languages.
I am not sure about the other languages, but the English synopsis was badly written and difficult to understand, so it is better to Google for the storyline before going there.
The dance was average in my opinion.

Visited July 2014
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