Authenticity and Commodification of Culture at Puri Anyar Kerambitan as Royal Tourism Attraction in Tabanan Regency, Bali Province, Indonesia

Hery Sigit Cahyadi


Authenticity and commodification of culture still being a major issue in cultural tourism development. Some people consider that the changing of culture become tourist attractions will cause the loss of culture’s authenticity through modification. Many scholars say that cultures that are performed as tourist attraction will lost its originality to adjust the tourist demand. Puri Anyar Kerambitan as a cultural tourism destination is viewed one of the cultural tourism destination which is considered by many experts and scholars that are modify their culture to fulfill the tourist’s desire. In fact, The Puri is never change the originality and authenticity of its cultures they have. They may be modify their cultures to performed as a tourist attraction but in the other side they still preserve the original one. They created the other version of the cultures or created a new one to showed to the tourists. What Puri Anyar Kerambitan can be a model to other puri/palace how to maintain their culture authenticity without sacrifice their original cultures.

This research used a qualitative data analysis where interview was conducted to find out the perception of the respondent related to the authenticity and commodification of culture at Puri Anyar Kerambitan as a royal tourism destination in Bali, Indonesia.

The aim of this research are to find out how Puri Anyar Kerambitan as a royal tourism destination stay keep their culture authenticity and what kind of modification that a palace can do without sacrifice their culture authenticity.

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