Ubud, Bali, Philippines

The Magic, Spirit and Color of Balinese Festivals

Collected by: Chip Conley
Festival Correspondent

Another day. Another festival. With more than 20,000 temples on this Indonesian island of nearly 4 million people, every day is a holiday. I came here for the first time 18 years ago and my experience was awe-inspiring. From Tumpek Landep, a grand celebration of various objects, to ritualistic cremation ceremonies and traditional village odalans, no place on earth celebrates collective effervescence more frequently than Bali. I've returned a dozen times and think of it as my second home.

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Ubud, Bali, Philippines

Ceremonial Teeth Filing

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Bali, Philippines

Reincarnation

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Bali, Baturiti, Indonesia

Herbal Healing Indo Style

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Baturiti, Indonesia
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Cremation Ceremony

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Bali, Philippines

The Burn

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