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Visiting Penglipuran Traditional Village

Next stop point is a visit to the magical balinese traditional village called "PENGLIPURAN", a very traditional village which has its own unique culture and way of life. Penglipuran village offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Bali, and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in traditional architecture, local customs, and natural beauty.

Penglipuran village is a traditional Balinese village located in the Bangli regency of Bali, Indonesia. The village is known for its well-preserved culture and traditional architecture, which has earned it the nickname "The Traditional Village of Bali".

The village is characterized by its neat and clean layout, with houses built in a row on either side of a central street. All the houses are built from north to the south with the traditional entrance gate to each family compound being nearly identical. The houses are made of bamboo and thatched roofs, and are kept in good condition by the community. The village also has a bamboo forest and a number of ancient temples, adding to its charm and cultural significance.

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Penglipuran Village is a traditional countryside village owning unique characteristic life, socializing and culture. It is located in Kubu Village, Bangli Sub district and Bangli Regency.

Penglipuran village is known for its adherence to traditional Balinese customs and practices. The villagers practice a form of Hinduism known as "Hindu Dharma", and celebrate a number of festivals throughout the year. Visitors can witness traditional dances, ceremonies, and rituals that have been passed down through generations.

Tourism is an important source of income for the village, and visitors are welcome to explore the village and learn about its culture. However, visitors are expected to respect the village's customs and traditions, and to dress appropriately when entering temples and other sacred areas.

penglipuran village viewsightseeing at penglipuran village

The natural nature and environments of countryside is designating the pittance touch of modernization influence. This countryside is supported by cool atmosphere because it is located on the height land about 700 metres above sea level and according to history of all old doyens that this countryside is taken away from the word Pengeling Pura what its meaning remember to ancestor, but there is also telling that the word of Penglipur mean the entertainer. It is said that at former empire era, all king often use this area as a place to amuse themselves, because its nature is beautiful and can give the peacefulness and inspiration at the time of experiencing a problem.

bali penglipuran village view

The houses exist in this countryside from north to the south is look very beautiful in particular the Balinese traditional entrance gate which are made similar each other. When we step down to this village, we will meet the Balinese houses are oriented northeastwards to Mount Agung which is located in north-east of Bali Island .

The structure of house building between one house and others are equal in particular to condition, form, size and function from the building except building of family bed room is freeform. The family temple building is placed the same direction to the Agung Mount, kitchen is located in upstate from the lawn and the building of Bale Saka Enem, the six beamed building which its function for ceremony place. The place for look after the livestock and the place to plant assorted vegetable are referred as non irrigated dry field which is called Teba. Its construction material is made from wood except family residence. It is predominated by substance from bamboo because around this countryside is bamboo producer.

inside a house of penglipuran villagephoto session at penglipuran village

Social Life System

The countryside is lead by a leader which is Bendesa or Kelian or Penyarikan or Patengan and he/she is assisted by Sinoman. The social system is recognized by the 12 group terms that are number 1 until 12 as member of Pemerincik that is commissioned member converse the problem or plan and its result is submitted to the member. They are very trusting of 12 groups and have represented the tradition in heritage away back.

The Consanguinity System in this countryside is Patrilinial system that is according to father lineage. This countryside religion leader is called as Jero Bayan which is consisted of 3 Jero Bayans that is a Jero Bayan Mucuk and 2 people of Jero Bayan Nyoman. The specific cultural potential like pattern of building architecture remains to be traditional, the beautiful nature and environment with cool atmosphere, hence this countryside is the ideal place to visit during your vacation in Bali.

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