Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, Sukawati

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At Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, admire the intricate craftsmanship behind a disappearing art forms that remain part of Indonesia's colorful heritage and history of storytelling. Nestled amongst rice fields near a traditional Balinese village, this private venue houses a huge collection of masks and puppets, brought mostly from Southeast Asia, Africa, and Japan. The items are displayed in four traditional Javanese houses and accompanied by detailed descriptions. If you get overwhelmed with the scope of the collection, grab refreshments at the onsite cafe or take a relaxing walk around the traditional Balinese garden. With our international travel planner, Bedulu attractions like Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We saw Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets recommended in a guide book and put it on our list while in Ubud. First, adjacent to the parking lot, you'll see a small gift shop, selling authentic...  more »
  • We visited the museum which is located in Mas Village at the suggestion of our guide and driver who lives in the village. It was an amazing visit. So many beautiful masks and puppets in a very large.....  more »
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  • Definitely the best museum in Bali! It has an amazing collection of Balinese, Indonesian and foreign masks and puppets. Every exhibit has a professional description in English, thanks to which you can really learn a lot about various theatrical traditions. I definitely recommend it, it's worth to be visited more than once! The place itself is really nice too, so if you need a break, you can sit down and admire the nature, and there is a coffee shop with good coffee and good prices.
  • Fantastic hidden gem. Our guide did not know about it. Local philanthropists shares his private collection from SE Asia under 7 houses. Beautiful landscaped gardens. Best of all was the free private guide who spoke English and shared her knowledge with us. Do give a donation when visiting.

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