Le Royaume de Ganesha
The Timor village
Memorials in honour of Sumba, images of Letti from East Timor, drums from Manggarai, horse sculptures and Javanese statuary. The congenial ducks and pot bellied pigs complete the village.
The cottages are fully derived from Timor, all sculptures were made by Nyoman, his reputation is unshakeable. The gazebos, meeting pavilion and picnic pavilion in Pairi Daiza, were transformed on location by Indonesian craftsmen into a work of art. Their exceptional talent is best reflected in the portrayal of the holiest of animals, the elephant.
Large and small, they are everywhere, on tree trunks, roots... One of the most skilled among them managed to carve 1,000 Buddha heads for a temple! Kamol Moolkonkaew, a pupil of Nyoman, one of the top references in Timor, frequently accompanied the artist delegations in Pairi Daiza.
The wood sculptures, even on dead European trees, are surprising and so numerous that it is worth visiting the park just to behold them.
The Timor village in image
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Pool of the Holy Elephants
Exploration of the Kingdom of Ganesha starts here and we will return to the central stairway later on. More info
Animals of Ganesha
White tailed Porcupine, Papuan Hornbill, Bali Starling, rice bird and macaques. More info
Music and dances from Bali, prayers, sacrifices, processions... This unique spectacle will play out on 6May right on front of visitors to PairiDaiza More info
Since the start of the 2017 season, Pairi Daiza has had five magnificent orang-utans of the species native to the north of the large Indonesian island of Sumatra. The other species is native to Borneo and is less threatened than that of Sumatra, which is classified as critically endangered. It is estimated that there are only 7,300 individual orang-utans remaining in the wild and that 1,000 die every year, victims of poaching and the destruction of their forest habitat, which is mainly being replaced by vast oil palm plantations. More info