About Us

Like a spellbinding and genuine love story set in powerful natural surroundings, Tanah Merah Art Resort will invite you to step inside its enchanting artistic ambiance and leave you with an unforgettable impression of the best that Bali and Indonesia have to offer.

Tanah Merah translates to Red Earth, and one can easily imagine the life forces of the colorful local spirit and culture running deeply through the veins of this one-of-a-kind travelling experience created by the dedicated Dr. Peter Bloch.

Mads Lange’s Forgotten Treasures

All around the world, remarkable events have hap- pened and in turn have changed the course of events since ancient times to the present. On 15 June 1219, a red flag with a white cross miraculously descend- ed from heaven during the Battle of Lyndanisse (now Tallinn, Estonia). Catholic King Valdemar II of Den- mark displayed it to his troops who became filled with courage and won the fight against the pagans during the Northern Crusades. This is the divine origin of Dannebrog, the flag of Denmark. Then 800 years lat- er, a fantastic incident happened on the other side of the world in Bali that would connect a wide range of people and places. The next more personal link in this story, however, took place 725 years after the descent of the miraculous flag.
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The founder of Tanah Merah Art Resort

Tanah Merah Art Resort was founded in 1996 by Danish-born Dr. Peter Bloch. Known throughout the Indonesian archipelago as the “jungle dentist”, Peter Bloch has offered voluntary free dental treatment to thousands of patients from remote rural areas for decades.
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Ideal for capturing inspiration and relaxing your mind and spirit, Tanah Merah Art Resort is set in lush, serene surroundings high above the magnificent Petanu river gorge, offering an unspoiled view of the rainforest valley.
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Located near the small, charming Melayang Village just a few minutes away from the hectic and famous artistic town of Ubud, Tanah Merah Art Resort offers a free shuttle service…
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Architecture and decoration

Inspired by Indonesian heritage, the artistically designed villas, studios and restaurants have been dressed in the warm colors of the genuine Bali. Lovingly decorated with exquisite art…
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The Tanah Merah Collection and Gallery

Tanah Merah Art Resort’s Collection and Gallery pays an unforgettable and loving tribute to the history of Indonesia, honoring the archipelago’s incredible complexity. The privately-owned collection…
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The captivating history of Bali

The paradisiac and culturally advanced island of Bali has been inhabited for a long time. Sembiran, a village in northern Bali, is believed to have been the home of the Stone Age people, proven by the discovery of stone axes and adzes.
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A tribute to Mads Lange

A peacemaking Danish expat living in Lombok and Bali in the 19th century has been almost completely forgotten, yet he was one of the most influential people in Balinese history.
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