Penglipuran Village in Bali
Penglipuran Village is is a traditional countryside owning unique characteristic life, socializing as well as culture. Located in village of Kubu, Bangli Sub district as well as Bangli Regency. The natural natures and environments of countryside is designating the pittance touch of modernization influence. The cool atmosphere surround the village since it’s location on the height land about 700 meters above sea level.
According to history of all old doyens that this countryside is taken from the word Pengeling Pura what its meaning remember to ancestor. However, there is also telling that the word of Penglipur mean the entertainer. It is said that at former empire era, all kings often use this area as a place to amuse themselves. It is because, its nature is beautiful and can give the peacefulness and inspiration at the time of experiencing a problem.
Penglipuran people's homes are all in the form of Balinese traditional house which is divided into two parts, the west and east. All the houses have the same form of the front. This section is made of soil material for walls and bamboo for the roof. The front of the house has angkul-angkul or gate which functioned as a building guard. On the religious holy days, this section will be a place of offerings and is used as a place of worship.
The village offers a cool mountain atmosphere at around 700m above sea level, and spans over a hundred hectares, comprising bamboo forests (with trails that are popular among trekking and mountain biking tours), farming land and the main village neighbourhood site. The majestic Pura Desa or village temple that overlooks the village at the end of the stone road is worth a visit, where you can admire its striking elemental architecture.
Topography Penglipuran Village very unique, almost similar to the system of Balinese rice field terraces, steps (Subak). Village Gate is located in the most high, the entry into, the more gently sloping contours. The houses were lined from top to bottom. Among the houses have a very clean village streets. Village roads will be crowded in the afternoon when people unwind after work while mingle with their neighbors, just talking or fighting cock (tajen).
Another specialty which is owned by the Village is the concept of spatial thing about the village that are aligned with the spatial concept in Hinduism. Village territory is divided into three parts called the tri mandala. In the north corner of the village there is a shrine (the main theater), namely Pura Bale Agung (Upgrading), which became mecca Hindus. Furthermore, in the middle there are parks and residential homes. This location is called the middle mandala. Meanwhile, in the lowest part (mandala insult), there is a cemetery complex (Setra).
The concept of tri mandala does not only apply to village spatial layout but also for residential homes. Each plot home residents Penglipuran divided into three parts. On the front page, there are buildings angkul-angkul and empty space called Natah; the center is the family gathering place, and at the very back there toilet, where the clothesline, or corral.
As an indigenous villagers who still adhere to traditions and cultural values, then the population Penglipuran often perform various rituals, both rituals undertaken by each family as well as rituals that held residents of the village. If you visit this village during religious or ceremonial procession took place, then you can feel the privilege and uniqueness of Penglipuran Village.
As an alternative tourist destination in Bali, this traditional village has been quite popular among tourists. Penglipuran Village is a convenient stopover along Bali tour pacakage itineraries to Bali’s easthtern region.
Indigenous Villages Penglipuran easy reach, either by using a car or motorcycle, because it is located on the main road Kintamani - Bangli. From Bangli city center, this village is 6 km north. Meanwhile, the city of Denpasar, the village is located about 45 km or approximately 1 hour drive. If you depart from Kintamani, you will only take approximately 30 minutes by motor vehicle.
How to get Penglipuran Village ?
Penglipuran Village can be found about 45 kilometers north of the capital Denpasar in the Bangli District. It’s easy to get there, as the village lies just off the main road between Kintamani and Bangli, so either take a taxi, jump into a bus headed to Bangli. This village open to the public with entry costing IDR 15,000 for domestic tourists and IDR 30,000 for foreigners.