Photo: Skulls in a row at Trunyan.

Trunyan village

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In a remote bay on the shores of Lake Batur lays the isolated ancient Bali Aga village of Trunyan, renowned for its unique and usual mortuarial rites where bodies are neither cremated nor buried, but left to rot out in the open.

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Bali Aga refers to the indigenous Balinese whose arrival predates the 14th century Hindu Majapahit kingdom when the descendants of most present day Balinese arrived from Java. Bali’s other, more accessible Aga villages are found near Candi Dasa at Tenganan Pegringsingan and Tenganan Dauh ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,000 words.)


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