Let’s Do These to Enjoy Your Silent Day Tour in Bali!

Bali Attractions Silent Day Tour in Bali

Being the most unique day in Bali, Nyepi is celebrated not like other Balinese celebration yet become one of most interesting Bali sightseeing. Even though there is prohibition to go outside, to turn lights on, to make noises and the internet network is shut down, this silent day can be your most unique experience in Bali.

You can spend your whole day with clean air and no pollution as nature is taking a rest and free from human activities. Also, the new moon and stars offer rare beautiful night sky without light pollution for you to enjoy in Bali.

If you want to experience Bali sightseeing package during Nyepi Day, you better prepare some stuffs in order to survive the day. And here are some things to do so you can enjoy your silent day tour in Bali.

Bali Attractions Silent Day Tour in Bali

Arrange Arrival

Even though Ngurah Rai International Airport operates for a full 24 hours, the airport is closed during Nyepi Day from 6 AM to 6 AM the following day. Because of this closure, all arriving and departing flights to and from the airport will be stopped. So, it is better to plan your flights earlier and avoid the main day of Nyepi. Besides, if you arrive earlier, you will be able to watch parades on Nyepi Eve. It is better also to book hotel rooms or villa earlier for your stay.

Bali Attractions Silent Day Tour in Bali

Watch Melasti Processions

Around 3 to 4 days before the main day of Nyepi, based on Saka New Year calendar, Balinese Hindus have an annual unique procession at the sea. Hindus from various villages and temples of all over Bali altogether have a walk to the sea or other water sources like river, water temple etc. At the sea, they held a purification ceremony by praying at the coastlines. This procession is very unique since the participants will line up carrying traditional parasols, banners, and other Balinese stuffs in their long walk.

Bali Attractions Silent Day Tour in Bali

Watch Ogoh-ogoh Parade

Giant Parade or local people usually call as Ogoh-ogoh are giant figures made creatively by Balinese Hindus that can be measured up to six meters in height.. These giants are created to represent demons or Balinese Hindus usually call Bhutakala. On Nyepi Eve, Ogoh-ogoh are paraded throughout the village streets. Traditional instruments as background music and light torches from bamboo usually enliven the parade. Denpasar, Kuta and Ubud are the most popular spots to watch these parades. Also, the traffic in and around the areas of this parade is usually rerouted. So it is better for you to plan earlier where to watch.

Bali Attractions Silent Day Tour in Bali

Stock Foods and Movies

Since nobody is allowed to go outside during the day except for emergency purpose, it is better to stock foods to survive the day of your Bali sightseeing tours. Although your hotel surely has some, but who knows you need other snacks or drinks that they do not provide?

In addition, as the internet and TV stations are shut down by the local government, it will be nice to prepare some movies to not make you bored during the day. However, your hotel’s satellite channels will usually be available.

Bali Attractions Silent Day Tour in Bali

Stargazing

Because all the lights are turned off on Nyepi night and there is no vehicles on the roads, night sky in Bali will be the cleanest with the stars shine their brightest. This phenomenon can be your beautiful yet relaxing Bali sightseeing attraction. Many travelers capture this stunning view while the rest choose to lay back at the poolside and gaze at the sky.

Bali Attractions Silent Day Tour in Bali

Watch Smooching Festival

You don’t need to feel upset when Nyepi day is over, because it not really is. The day after Nyepi, there is usually a unique festival in Sesetan Village, Denpasar. The name is Omed-omedan or mass smooching festival which also can be closing to your Bali sightseeing packages. During this festival, the villagers will cheer on participants who are youths while push them so they will eventually kiss and embrace. Furthermore, the festival will go crazier when the elders spray and douse the crowd.

29 comments

Danielle Wolter
April 13, 2019
this is very interesting. i had no idea this existed. what an interesting day!
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    admin
    April 14, 2019
    Yes, this really exists and only exists in Bali. When the day of silent, all the people in Bali must obey the rules ... And this is a very beautiful day, with clean air and amazing sky.
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Ritu Sharma
April 13, 2019
Wow, that an awesome, I haven't hear of silent day in bali.
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    admin
    April 13, 2019
    Some day you have to go to Bali during quiet days / Nyepi. This is an experience that only exists in Bali. You can enjoy a quiet day, clean air, and a beautiful night sky.
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Arun
April 13, 2019
Wow, really cool ideas. Adding them to my list for sure. Yay, to more fun.
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    admin
    April 13, 2019
    Yes, you have to ... See you in Bali 😊
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    Nirvana Rona
    April 13, 2019
    I hope you can go to Bali soon.. πŸ™β˜ΊοΈ
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Joanna
April 13, 2019
This is such an interesting tradition. I had no idea that there is a corner of the world where the entire time stops for a day and people just enjoy the nature.
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    Nirvana Rona
    April 13, 2019
    Yes, that really happened in Bali.. So you have to come to Bali during the Nyepi celebration in 2020. You have to enjoy a quiet day, clean air, and the darkness of the night that makes the sky look very beautiful.
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Ashli Ferguson
April 13, 2019
Oh that's really neat!! I had never heard of this before!
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    admin
    April 14, 2019
    Then ... You have to go to Bali while celebrating Nyepi next year.. 😊
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Jeannette (Jay Joy)
April 13, 2019
The stargazing looks absolutely amazing!!!! I think I would be the one by the pool staring up and that beautiful creation. That mass smooching festival looks so weird to me, LOL. I can't believe this is done. I wonder what the history is behind it.
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    Nirvana Rona
    April 13, 2019
    Thank you.. Yes, Bali has a very interesting culture and it remains sustainable until now. These traditions must not be eliminated, because the Balinese believe, if one of the traditions removed, then there will be a disaster in Bali. And about the mass smooching,this ritual has been around for at least 100 years. Originally only the people of Banjar Kaja Sesetan village could participate. It is not clear when mass kissing was incorporated into the tradition, but it has become a ceremony for the youths of the village to express their joy on the first day of the new year.πŸ˜ŠπŸ™
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brie
April 14, 2019
This looks pretty fun. I would love to visit there one day and do some of these activities.
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kumamonjeng
April 14, 2019
I have been to Bali many years ago but only managed to stay in Ubut area. The festival looks fascinating and I really hope to have such experience too.
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    admin
    April 15, 2019
    You have to go to Bali again during Nyepi and enjoy interesting festivals and clean air when the day of silent..β˜ΊοΈπŸ™
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Alexandra Cook
April 14, 2019
Wow, this place looks incredible. There’s so much to do and see there! Looks like a brilliant place to take the whole family
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    admin
    April 15, 2019
    Thank you πŸ™.. Yup.. Bali is a popular destination for families, with good reason. From beautiful beaches to the lush rice terraces around Ubud to the culture to the purpose built attractions in Bali for kids, there is plenty here to entertain the whole family.
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Payal Tyagi
April 14, 2019
I had no idea that there could be a festival like smooch festival. Seems exciting. Would love to visit Bali.
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    admin
    April 15, 2019
    Then you have to come to Bali to see this festival.. It's very exciting..
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    admin
    April 15, 2019
    Yes, It was very exciting.. One day you have to go to Bali and watch this festival..
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Nina Cochingco
April 15, 2019
Wow, this is so interesting. Especially the smooching festival.. Haha I can only imagine how the crowd cheer.
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    admin
    April 15, 2019
    Yes .. At that time the road was filled by people who wanted to watch, and it was very lively.. Some day you have to go here.. 😊
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Sophia
April 15, 2019
This actually sounds really peaceful and amazing. I would love to go and try this.
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    admin
    April 22, 2019
    yes..of course 😊
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Rose Ann Sales
April 16, 2019
Can't believe about the smooching, I wonder what's the essence of that tradition. But it seems fun for me.. Lmao... πŸ˜™
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    admin
    April 22, 2019
    Yes .. At that time the road was filled by people who wanted to watch, and it was very lively.. Some day you have to go here.. 😊
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Bindu Thomas
April 22, 2019
This looks pretty fun. I would love to go and try this.
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