Bali Traditional Salt Maker Site
Have ever heard Kusamba Beach? Perhaps a few the tourists who come to Bali knows the beach because in this area lies Goa Lawah temple which is popular as a tourist destination and also for local Hindus who perform the prayer ceremony. And no less popular Kusamba is also the place for the fish market and the only traditional salt farmer place that still survives today.
Kusamba Beach is sited in Kusamba Village, Dawan District, Klungkung Regency. One of the Kusamba beachfront areas is known as a place for traditional salt farmers who produce high-quality organic salt, good quality and savory flavor.
Traditional Salt Processing Sites as Tourist Destinations
Salt farmers who are rarely found today are very potential to become tourist destinations. In Kusamba you can even study or pay attention to all the details about the process of making salt. So that your vacation feels more different and impressive.
Every day there are always tourists who visit to witness the activity of salt farmers in Kusamba. Another thing that can be enjoyed in this area is the natural beauty of the sea, in the distance is seen the mountains of the island of Nusa Penida, the calm atmosphere of the beach can find peace and beauty.
Moreover its location is close to Goa Lawah temple attraction, so it does not need to take too much time, besides that this area is also famous for seafood fish such as tuna and tuna in the form of soups, pepes and satay.
The Process of Making Trafitional Salt
The salt processing in there is very dependent on season, It will be more optimal during the dry season because it relies on the scorching sun, if the rainy season of course the results will drop dramatically.
The following is the process of making traditional salt.
- Beach sand is flattened, then the farmers pour sea water on the sand surface, the watering process can be up to 3-4 times.
- Waiting for dry sand for about 4 hours (if the weather is clear), the dry sand will be brought to a hut and placed in a sand filter.
- The sand is doused with sea water, so get the first salt water, filtered again 3-4 times so as to produce pure salt water.
- Pure salt water which is the result of the distillation of the sand will be placed on stalls made of coconut trunks, then placed in the scorching sun.
- After getting enough sunshine, the water will crystallize. This crystal is a high quality pure salt, taken by using a coconut shell to produce the small salt granules and ready for consumption.