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Agung Rai Museum, Bali: Where Art Meets Tradition

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Looking for a fantastic Bali Indonesia tour packages for cultural exploration? Then pay a visit to the Agung Rai Museum. This museum displays a wonderful collection of ancient and contemporary Balinese artworks. As you walk through the museum exhibits, you will be captivated by the unique history behind each piece. The museum's exterior is well-kept and decorated with gardens and lily ponds. The museum's garden is intricately designed with a traditional Balinese layout, making it an ideal location for photos with friends and family one of the best things to do in Bali. This museum is located in a charming and quiet neighborhood, providing you with the ideal setting to enjoy the serene natural atmosphere of Ubud.

History of Agung Rai Museum of Art

The Agung Rai Museum of Art, which is also called the Arma Museum, was officially established by the Indonesian Government on June 9, 1996. Dr Ing. Wardiman Djojonegoro, opened this museum to the preservation and conservation of Balinese art and literature. This is a beautiful places to visit in Bali that offers exquisite displays of art, including Balinese, Javanese, and foreign art forms. The museum features two buildings, namely, Bale Daja (north building) and Bale Dauh (south building), which are constructed in a traditional Balinese architectural style. Presently the Agung Rai Museum houses a collection of paintings from the nineteenth century as well as Kamasan paintings and Batuan-style works from the 1930s and 1940s. Apart from that, the museum offers a unique facility for Balinese locals to learn and improve their traditional dancing skills. Visitors who are visiting this place are also entertained by Balinese traditional dance performances.

Operational Hours and Entrance fee for Aging Rai Museum

The museum is open to the public on all days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m with an entrance fee of 100,000 IDR (Rs. 535) per person. The museum’s Balinese dance performances are held between  3 pm and 5 pm on Monday to Friday and 10:30 am to 12 pm on Saturday & Sunday. 

Highlights of the Agung Rai Museum

  • Explore the Balinese paintings and artworks
  • Complimentary beverages (tea and coffee) are offered
  • Enjoy the traditional Balinese dance performance
  • Various shopping sites and eateries available nearby

How to Reach the Agung Rai Museum

Using public transportation is an ideal choice for sightseeing and travelling within Ubud. Visitors can use public transportation like a cab or a bus, or can also book an online taxi transportation service to reach the museum. However, if you wish to avail private transportation, then you can rent scooters or cars in Ubud. Car or scooter rental services in Bali are easily accessible and affordable. You can also hire a personal driver to take you around the city.

Agung Rai Museum's distance from other cities

PlacesKilometersTravel Duration
Canggu25.5 km53 min
Jimbaran40.0 km1 hr 21 min
Kuta32.1 km1 hr 5 min
Denpasar34.1 km1 hr 7 min

Best time to Visit the Agung Rai Museum

Visit this museum during the months of April to October to enjoy the ideal climate. The best time to visit the museum is between the timings of 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm, which would be a perfect time for sightseeing and for watching the live dance performances in the museum.

Attractions Near Agung Rai Museum

Some of the nearby attractions located near the Agung Rai Museum includes

Visit the Agung Rai Museum of Art for an enriching cultural experience. Include this unique museum to visit with your family as part of your Bali tour package. Plan your trip on the Pickyourtrail website and customise your itinerary for a wonderful experience in Bali. 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions on Agung Rai Museum

No, there is no dress code to visit the museum.

There are several lodging areas near the museum. You can find resorts, hotels and private villas as well as many cafes and restaurants located nearby.

  • The Neka Art Museum
  • Museum Rudana
  • Puri Lukisan Museum
  • Symon Gallery Studio

The time required to tour the Agung Rai Museum would nearly take an hour.

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