Case study of Balinese tourism: Myth as cultural capital

  • I.P.T ANOM Univesity of Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I.G.O. MAHAGANGGA Univesity of Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I.B. SURYAWAN Univesity of Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • T. KOESBARDIATI University of Airlangga
  • I.G.A WULANDARI University of Warmadewa, Denpasar, Indonesia
Palabras clave: Cultural capital, Cultural tourism, Myth. / Capital cultural, Mito, Turismo cultural.




Cultural tourism in Bali is threatened because many different types of tourism are developing. Traditional myths as a legacy of tradition do not support priority for local communities, governments, and tourism practitioners. Only a few tourist attractions that are already famous for maintaining the myth for tourists. Meanwhile, new tourist attractions still override myths as cultural capital and choose to follow market trends as mass tourism. The tourism planning, development myth as a cultural capital and the education for the millennial generation is a research recommendation.




El turismo cultural en Bali está amenazado porque muchos tipos diferentes de turismo se están desarrollando. Los mitos como legado de tradición aún no tienen prioridad para las comunidades locales, los gobiernos y los profesionales del turismo. Solo unas pocas atracciones turísticas que ya son famosas. Mientras tanto, las nuevas atracciones turísticas aún anulan los mitos como capital cultural y eligen seguir las tendencias del mercado como turismo de masas. La planificación del turismo, el mito del desarrollo como capital cultural y la educación para la generación milenaria es una recomendación de investigación.

Biografía del autor/a

I.P.T ANOM, Univesity of Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
He is a PhD in Religion and Tourism, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Tourism, and the first Dean Faculty of Tourism, University of Udayana. He is very active to realize tourism as science in Indonesia. His research interest includes tourism economic, cultural tourism, and tourism planning. I Putu Anom active teaching in tourism bachelor degree, master of tourism and tourism doctoral program at Faculty of Tourism, University of Udayana Bali. The last book that he produced is Handbook Tourism as Science: Character and Prospect (2019) in the Indonesia language.
I.G.O. MAHAGANGGA, Univesity of Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
I Gusti Agung Oka Mahagangga: He is an anthropologist in the Departement of Tourism Destination, Faculty of Tourism, University of Udayana. He graduated from the master of cultural studies in the Faculty of Letter, University of Udayana. His latest publication is Tourism Evolution in Indonesia: Tourismmorphosis in Badung Regency, Banyuwangi Regency, and Luwu Timur Regency (2018) in the Indonesian language.
I.B. SURYAWAN, Univesity of Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia

Ida Bagus Suryawan: He is a Planologist and since 2005 as a lecturer at the Faculty of Tourism, Udayana University. Ida Bagus Suryawan currently a prospective Tourism Doctoral Program in the Faculty of Tourism, University of Udayana. He is very active in joint research with many local governments in Indonesia (a few regencies in Sumatera, Java, Bali, Kalimantan dan Sulawesi). The works of books that have been published are Field Research I (2017) in the Indonesian language.

T. KOESBARDIATI, University of Airlangga
She is an anthropologist and lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Airlangga University, Surabaya. Her PhD graduated in Physical Anthropology Study At The Fuer Institute for Human Biologie, Hamburg Universitaet, Germany in 2001. Toetik Koesbardiati is an expert in forensic anthropology and actively writes books, national and international journals focus on forensics and death study. Received many awards including Wings Disaster Victim Identification and Gold Pin from the Indonesian Police (Air Asia Airplane Accident Case) in 2016 and as a guest speaker/reviewer of the activity revitalizing Alor's customary marriage culture with World Vision Indonesia (WVI) In 2018.
I.G.A WULANDARI, University of Warmadewa, Denpasar, Indonesia

She is a lecturer in the Department of Economic Development, the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Warmadewa, Denpasar, Bali. In 2016, she graduated in Masters's economics, at the University of Udayana. Her research interests are small micro-entrepreneurs based on local geniuses. The last publication is Micro Small and Medium Entrepreneurs based on local culture in Bali (a case study of marketing MSME products based on local culture in Bali Art Festival).


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ANOM, I., MAHAGANGGA, I., SURYAWAN, I., KOESBARDIATI, T., & WULANDARI, I. (2020). Case study of Balinese tourism: Myth as cultural capital. Utopía Y Praxis Latinoamericana, 25(1), 122-133. Recuperado a partir de