Penglipuran Traditional Village
Bangli is one of nine regency in Bali Island that don’t have a charming beach. Eventhough, A disadvantage if holiday without visit to Bangli Regency. Panorama and unique culture as The village of Penglipuran that has its own attraction. The place is easy to reach and not far from coolness of Kintamani, Tampaksiring and Tirta Empul (Gianyar Regency). The Village is located in Kubu Village, Bangli District, Bangli Regency and 45 kilometer from Denpasar’s City.
Penglipuran is a traditional countryside owning unique characteristic life, socializing and culture. The natural nature and environments of countryside is designating the pittance touch of modernization influence. 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
As well as a charming beach, Bali turned out to have a tourist attraction which presents the cultural charm of the local population and their daily activities. The object is Penglipuran Indigenous Village. In good fortune Penglipuran which has become customary since 1992, the village is a rural area in Bali which has a regular order, both physically and village governance structures, and can not be separated from cultural values that were held by the public. Although this area is a traditional village which still adhere to traditions of Bali, you do not imagine that the occupants were a group of people who are blind primitive technology. Young children in this village nearly all his education, even many of which continue up to university level.
The Meaning of Penglipuran
Penglipuran name itself has several meanings. Some say that Penglipuran eling derived from the basic word that means “remember”, and pretend that it means “ancestral land”. So, Penglipuran defined as “remembering ancestral lands.” The second meaning is penglipur or entertainer. In addition, there is also another meaning, namely relaxation. This is because since the days of the kingdom in Bali, the village has become a thing about resting place.
Penglipuran is located at the foot of Mount Batur at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. Therefore, Penglipuran have the cool air. In this village there are awig-awig (rules) about hygiene, waste disposal systems, as well as landscaping. Therefore, Penglipuran into the village is very clean and comfortable. The main road stretching from north to south are not made of asphalt, but from the rock mountain that is modified into paving or stone conblock.
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 atmosphere is quiet and beautiful village and the air is cool and free of pollutants into the main magnet that attracts tourists to visit this region. Residents are friendly and unpretentious Penglipuran also become an attraction for tourists who feel stifled by the atmosphere of a busy and chaotic city. Being in Penglipuran can make your mind and your body become more fresh.
Topography Penglipuran 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.
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 Indigenous Village Penglipuran. This traditional village has been quite popular among tourists. However, until now there is no facility or home stay accommodation is available at this traditional village. Although there are no lodging facilities in this village, you do not need to worry. In the vicinity of Penglipuran there are many hotels and inns with varying price ranges.
At this time, which is being scheduled by community Penglipuran Traditional Village is providing toilet facilities (shower, sink, toilet) international standard. This relates to the purposes of tourism which tourists will be healthy.
The Village of 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.