Ubud-Cremation Ceremony

Whilst in Ubud Bali this August there was a large cremation service held in Ubud. At times I felt as if this was a public-private cultural ceremony but I found everyone to be quite nice and friendly!  

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Pura Saraswati, Water Palace

This temple and water garden was built at the end of the 19th century, by commission of the royal family, and named after the Hindu goddess of art and learning. The "padmasana" or main shrine features awesome carvings. Traditional Balinese dances are performed by a live gamelan orchestra in the outdoor courtyard next to the lotus pond twice a week. It is an awesome place to catch a live performance.