Santrian guests are invited to partake in a complimentary tour of a traditional Balinese temple compound and private residence in Sanur. Griya Keniten is the ancestral home of Ida Bagus Tjethana Putra, founder of Santrian’s evolving hospitality group. He is now an esteemed Hindu priest who has devoted the later years of his life to cultivating the religious prosperity of the local community.
The tour itself presents a rare opportunity to see a different side of Bali where each day is perceived as a precious gift from God, and life revolves around a cycle of symbolic ceremonies. Outfitted in a sarong and sash, plus a customary headdress for men, guests will be transported to Griya Keniten to learn about Bali’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage. An accompanying guide from the hotel will talk about traditional architecture and how the layout of the compound is essentially a microcosm of the Hindu-Balinese universe.
Whilst exploring various courtyard environments, there is also the occasional possibility of meeting the High Priest himself to receive a special blessing in the family’s temple complex. To conclude this enriching Balinese experience, tea, coffee and local sweet treats will be served on the terrace of a main pavilion in a charming garden setting.
Available every Saturday morning from 9am onwards.
Advance reservation is necessary.
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