Tejakula is located in northern Bali about 35km east of Singaraja. On the one hand there is the village of Tejakula and on the other hand the district of Tejakula (Kecamatan). The district of Tejakula includes the villages of Les, Bondalem and Tembok and the slightly better known Ponjok Batu temple, built of black lava stone. The village of Tejakula is in the center of the district and has around 12,000 inhabitants.
Wayang WongTejakula is famous for the play Wayang Wong, which tells the complete story of the Hindu epic Ramayana. In this version it is only performed in this village because the masks in this form only exist here and may not be taken away. The masks are kept in the temple and are considered sacred and are only brought out for the performances.
TempleTraditions and religion are very important in Tejakula. Accordingly, there are many temples in Tejakula. In addition to the usual three village temples Pura Puseh, Pura Desa and Pura Dalem, Pura Ratu Gede and Pura Sekar are particularly worth mentioning. Pura Ratu Gede has very beautiful frescoes and, due to its elevated position, offers a beautiful view of Tejakula and the sea. The Pura Sekar pictured here, on the other hand, is a very colorful temple.
Public showerIn Tejakula, at the foot of the Ratu Gede Temple, there is a public bathing area. The water comes from the waterfall in Tejakula, which also runs the village water supply. The water is accordingly cold and fresh. Traditionally, people shower naked here. There is a section for men and one for women. A hundred years ago the place was used to shower the horses.
ShopingFruit and vegetables can be bought at the market or at the vegetable stand. A vegetable stand is located directly at the intersection with the main street. Tejakula has five supermarkets, Maimaret, Pepita, Kodomo, UKW-Mart and Tejakula-Mart, spread across the main street.
FoodSince Tejakula is not a typical tourist area, the choice of restaurants for tourists is not very large. A very nice and good restaurant is Warung Seni. In addition to pizza, spahgetti and a delicious fish burger, there are also salads, juices and traditional dishes.
There is also a nice restaurant in the Gaia-Oasis complex by the sea, which offers vegetarian dishes and fish. If there are enough tourists there is a buffet available here. In the neighboring villages there are also Warung Kelapa and Warung Tasik for tourists. In Tejakula itself there are a number of smaller warungs that offer food for the locals. These are less suitable for tourists, especially those with sensitive stomachs.