Community Based Tourism is Growing in Uma Abian Bali

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Community Based Tourism is Growing in Uma Abian Bali

Bali is home to the delightful small hamlet of Uma Abian (in the Belayu Village) Tabanan. While this may not be an area of Bali you are familiar with, if you are planning a trip to Bali it is most definitely an area you should explore.

Uma Abian has been spending a great deal of time developing the area for community based tourism and the results are definitely impressive. Agung Prana, who has worked a great deal within Bali’s tourist industry was quick to give this little community some assistance.

The locals have taken the time to develop Uma Abian area and what you now have is an interesting tourist destination. Other Bali villages might use this model on their villages to enjoy the same type of economic growth that has been seen here.

Currently there are a handful of local households who are participating and there have been around 32 rooms made available. Of course, that number can change at any time. Right now, you can expect to pay Rp 800,000 per night.

The business community of Uma Abian has also become involved, hosting parties with traditional song and dance, offering traditional performances, offering guided tours, and more.

Prana, a local Uma Abian labourer and farmer recognized the potential for extra income many years ago. It was back in 1995 that he began offering accommodations and from there he grew his little business to include a dining area, toilets, etc., eventually becoming the Bali Taman Sari hotel that garnered a great deal of international recognition.

If you are looking for a unique experience that shows you a little different perspective of Bali and what it has to offer, you will want to come visit Uma Abian. It’s up to you – you can stay here and really experience Uma Abian or you can just come down for the day and experience the local community based tourism. One thing’s for certain – you shouldn’t miss it!

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