Mepantigan (Ubud)

Attraction Jalan Raya Goa Gajah No.93, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

3 hours 30 mins
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
01:00 PM
04:30 PM
First-time visit
Must see
People watching
40.00 USD

Mepantigan (Ubud) is good for

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Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Mepantigan (Ubud) is an integrated multi-sensory performance featuring Balinese Martial Arts in the mud combined with fire dance, traditional drama, and gamelan.

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Why Mepantigan (Ubud) is special ?

Mepantigan is a form of Balinese martial arts that involves similar physical techniques to those found in self-defense traditions around the world. But Mepantigan extends the form by also drawing upon Balinese drama, contemporary dance, and gamelan music, fusing fighting with the performing arts to create an entirely new cultural phenomenon. Participants wear uniforms consisting of traditional Balinese clothing, and can compete on the beach, in the mud of rice fields, or in any open space.

Practitioners of Mepantigan gain physical fitness, release stress, and learn valuable lessons in camaraderie and sportsmanship. In addition to physical skills, strength, and agility, both emotional and spiritual intelligences are utilized.


What to explore at Mepantigan (Ubud)?

You spend your lives trying to keep your little ones clean and tidy – now it’s time to let them run wild and get filthy with some wholesome family fun.

If you already know what Mepantigan is (without googling it) then we are very impressed with your Balinese knowledge. Basically it means mud games.

Mepantigan are traditional cultural games, which usually take place in the rice fields as a token of respect to Dewi Sri, the rice goddess.

Join Putu and Ayu for an afternoon of wrestling, frog catching, tug of war and mud horse racing. These lovely locals offer an authentic Balinese experience that you will never forget.

Let kids be kids and burn off some energy wrestling in the mud. If you are really lucky, they might even learn something about the tradition of Mepantigan. Mums can also have a relaxing mud massage – it might be a bit different compared to your usual spa experience though.

No point bringing the baby wipes for this one, you are going to need something more substantial when it comes to cleaning up. Maybe a hosepipe.


How to get to Mepantigan (Ubud)?

The best way to visit this place is by taxi. You can also hire a private car.

Selling points

  • Exciting experience
  • Mud, mud, glorious mud
  • Amazing place for family with kids
  • Spectacular performance
  • Best place to visit
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Jalan Raya Goa Gajah No.93, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • You should bring sunblock, insect repellent to save your health.
    What to bring
  • You should bring some clothes in case you can get wet or dirty.
    What to bring
  • You should bring your camera to caught the spectacular moments.
  • Fighters are not allowed to do the following to their opponents: Kicking, down sweeping, attacking the eyes with fingers, attacking using elbow, targeting sexual organs, biting, grabbing hair, swearing or spitting.
  • Supporters must wear polite traditional Balinese clothes.
    What to wear
  • Both fighters and supporters must wear traditional Balinese clothes as follows: bebuletan/kamen (sarong) with kancut and headgear; no shirt for men and T-shirt for women.
    What to wear
  • The supporters of each fighter are allowed to present their creative and traditional dance.
  • Everybody must be responsible for the safety, security, and cleanliness of the beach and mud of the rice fields.
  • You should visit the official website to get more information.

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