Balinese trash factoid


“Just as the layout of the village reflects the grand order, so too does the layout of the family compound. The Balinese believe each part of the house corresponds to a part of the human anatomy: the head is the family shrine, the sexual organs are the gates, the arms are the bedrooms and the social parlor, the navel is the courtyard, the legs and feet are the kitchen and granary, and the anus is the backyard garbage pit. In each corner of the yard are temples dedicated to guardian spirits.”

Quote via Kinaya tour and travel; first read about the anus of the home in Lonely Planet’s Best of Bali.  P.S.  Trash hiatus is nearly over, I’ll be home Tuesday.


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