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Learn more about Bali, is an oldest culture of Bali Aga ( Aboriginal people) located on the east shore of lake Batur, not too far from the active mount Batur.
Unlike most Balinese, who cremate their dead, the Trunyanese came up with the unusual practice of burying their dead above ground on Trunyan island, which is still being done today.

The bodies are washed, dressed, and protected with a small bamboo cage that keeps monkeys and other animals away until the corpse decomposes naturally in the elements.

After the body dissolves, the skull is taken and placed on a rock platform nearby to make room for new bodies.

The name Trunyan (also spelled ‘Tarunyan’) may have originally come from an ancient banyan tree, Teru Menyan, that sits at the cemetery.

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IDR 1.000.000/pax

Minimum 2 pax.

IDR 600.000/pax

Minimum 3 – 5 pax.


It’s a giant tree, and the locals credit its fragrance with somehow neutralizing the smell of the rotting bodies at Desa Trunyan cemetery.


  • Air conditioning car & seater
  • Private transport during tour
  • English driver
  • Mineral water
  • Parking fee
  • Private boat to Trunyan Cemetery
  • Trunyan Guide