Palace Spirit Tour
SANGHYANG JARAN – TRANCE DANCE
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
“When the “possessed” dancer is performing the dance in trance conditions, he can display unusual abilities, such as resistance to the effects of whipping or fire”
This truly unique event is reserved for a limited number of guests to ensure the intimate setting and connection to the spiritual nature of the performance is achieved. As a personal guest of Prince Anak Agung Ngurah Panji Astika, you are warmly invited for an evening of deep insight into the heart and tradition of the Royal Puri Anom Palace in Tabanan.
Upon arrival, just prior to sunset and greeting with fresh coconuts, your Balinese hosts will walk you through the beautiful labyrinth-like Palace while educating you about the functionality, history and mysticism of the grounds. Even those with adequate knowledge relating to Balinese culture, gain further insight into the world of the Balinese’ unique Hinduism and religious customs. You will then be seated in the courtyard for your traditional Palace dinner served by friendly and attentive wait staff. Enjoy the locally sourced and prepared fresh food while the young ladies perform the beautiful Lelong dance.
Then the Finale! Comfortably seated on green grass inside the ancient decorated walls, the show begins….
“They (guests) were able to see that there was something outside western understanding going on” – Rex Sumner
“Foreigners need to learn about and understand this” – Craig Albery
Sanghyang : Trance Dance
Sanghyang is a sacred Balinese dance based on the premise that an unseen force enters the body of an entranced performer. The force, identified as hyang, is an important type of spiritual entity in ancient Balinese mythology. The Sanghyang dances are considered sacred and are performed exclusively at Tabanan palace.
The performers mount rattan horses and dance on fire and coals while traditional instruments such as the angklung, gongs, and dog-dog drums are played. This portion of the performance ends when a dancer enters a trance, which is traditionally said to be caused by spirit possession.
Please be informed that this event is for persons over the age of 16 years old. Thank you.
Tour Features and Inclusions
Hotel Pickup included
Arrival to Destination: 5:00pm sharp
Event Location: Tabanan, Bali 82113
Approximately 50 minutes drive to the West of Ubud
Private Bookings Only – Not open to public
2-6 Persons IDR 25,000,000 total
7-14 Persons IDR 35,000,000 total
15-20 Persons IDR 45,000,000 total
21-25 Persons IDR 55,000,000 total
26+ persons/enquire within
Vehicle Transfers / Hotel Pick up
3 Course dinner (dietary requirement friendly)
Alcoholic beverages + Non alcoholic beverages
Entertainment / Show
Photography + Videography for Private Bookings (Take home digital copies)
Food & Beverage
Dinner: Traditional Palace cuisine – Veg and Non-Veg options available
Drinks: Traditional Palace Arak Brem, locally harvested Red Rice Tea and Coffee, Water
Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic options available, as part of your package
Is unfortunately unavailable for this event. Comfortable seating is available at all times. Participants have the choice of walking in the 30 minute palace tour or remaining in the dinner area for this brief period if you would prefer.
All attendees of this event must sign a disclaimer before entry
Age – 12+
Due to the spiritual and intense nature of the main performance we STRICTLY do not allow any persons under the age of 12 to participate. We reserve the right to ask for identification upon entry.
Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.