Northeast of Denpasar, stone figures along the road mark the village of Batubulan. Divinities and demons are carved from soapstone to decorate homes and temples.
However, soapstone has a porous nature and the harsh weather of the tropics wears it down, thus renewal is necessary every other century.One is able to watch the carvers perform their skills at roadside 'factories'. Apart from stone carving, Batubulan is also known for its daily performances of the barong dance on a purpose-built stage near Pura Puseh.
|Barong Dance Batubulan|
|Stone Carving Batubulan|