Just how much of a tourist trap is Trunyan?l
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Nov 30, 2012 4:03 PM Last Post By: Laszlo
Nov 29, 2012 6:32 PM
Just how much of a tourist trap is Trunyan?lMy wife is an archaeologist and has a serious passion about burial styles. She wants to visit Trunyan to see the cemetery. I've read nothing good about the experience due to scammers and hassles. Whats the likelihood of making this trip an enjoyable memory?
Nov 30, 2012 12:15 AM
1Just go. It has been a tourist rip off for over 25 years, but the burial customs and traditions are very interesting. A nice fresh corpse makes it even more interesting.
Perhaps these folks can help. Nice quiet section of the lake not far from Trunyan.
Might also want to contact Gede at http://www.balisunrisetours.com/ He is from a village inside the caldera. Great guy with excellent language skills. Think he may be able to help you.
Nov 30, 2012 4:03 PM
2I did have a very pleasant visit to Trunyan, including their cemetery years ago.
It was not by the usual "rent a boat to rush in and out" way though, instead I walked into the village on my own, had a chat with the locals in Indonesian, showed little interest in the cemetery until they suggested visiting it, and then spent the rest of the day being invited to local homes and finally got invited to attend their highly unusual odalan ceremony in the evening, taking place in a spectacular location up on the crater rim above the village.
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