If traveling is part of your life, certainly you’ve almost explored all the famous tourist attractions in Bali. Well, then it's time for you to find a new tourist spot, which is certainly different from the others. Curious? Check out the review below!
Kecicang is a Moslem village located in Bebandem, Karangasem, Bali. There, you will get a different holiday sensation. Its beautiful place can make you forget the tiring activities in the city. Meanwhile, the traditions of this village community will also teach you many things.
This place is the largest Moslem village in Karangasem Regency, with a population of 3402 households. Historically, the villagers believed that their ancestors came from Tohpati Buda Keling. After the king died, the new king opened up forest land in Kecicang and moved the people there.
The name Kecicang itself comes from the name of a white flower. Usually, this flower is used as material for cooking by residents. Yes, unique, this place is different from other places in Bali that are thick with Hindu customs. The feel of Islam is very exquisite in this place.
There are several icons and traditions that characterize Kecicang Village. One of them is the Baiturrahman Mosque which has been established since the 17th century. In addition, the tradition also shows the uniqueness of this village. Like Rudat Dance, which is a blend of Balinese and Middle Eastern culture. Local people also carry out religious traditions, such as tahlil, pilgrimage, and salvation.
Although the nuances of Islam are very thick in this place, the community still maintains good relations between religions. Hindu and Islamic societies in Bali have been known to be harmonious since ancient times that can be seen during religious holidays. At the time of Eid al-Fitr, a number of pecalang (traditional police) helped maintain security. Vice versa, at the time of Nyepi, the Moslem community also helped maintain security, even exchanging gifts such as food.
Well, if you want to go there, don't forget to monitor the weather first. Also, bring your own food, drink supplies, and personal medicine. Have a good vacation!