Penglipuran Village, Bangli
Bali is an island that rich in natural beauty and famous for its cultural preservation. There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Bali that present a mixture of traditional culture with modernization as a following the times and existing technology. But there is a tourist attraction which not affected at all by the times and technology. The fact that makes this tourist attraction in the spotlight in the world because of the beauty and peace it offers.
The tourist attraction is the famous village on the Bali Island, namely Penglipuran village. It is starting from a village which villagers that wants to preserve the ancestral culture and were designated as penglipuran tourism villages, in 1993.
The History of Penglipuran Village
Penglipuran village comes from the acronym word pengeling and pura which means remembering the holy place (the ancestors). The population of the village originated from the village of Bayung Gede, Kintamani who immigrated permanently for some reason to the Kubu Bayung village, settled and manage the cultural wisdom until finally the village was inaugurated as a tourist village known as Penglipuran village.
At the beginning of its inauguration as a tourist village, in 1995, Penglipuran got a Kalpataru award. Because Penglipuran village was considered that capable of maintaining and increasing 75 hectares of bamboo forest and 10 hectares of other vegetation that are now become the characteristic of the village. It is also able to maintain the cultural customs of the ancestors and also the urban planning and traditional buildings. In fact, the village of Penglipuran has also been inauguration as the cleanest village in the world along with the Floating Village of Giethoorn in the Dutch Province of the Netherlands and the village of Mawlynnong in India.
Attraction of Penglipuran Village
Every tourist who visits the village of Penglipuran will see the beauty of the countryside which is very far from the flow of civilization that is very modern in Bali. It will spoiling every eyes of tourists with the arrangement of tourist village that very slick which makes this village the perfect choice for every tourist who wants to take a break from city fatigue and mind refreshing from the harsh development of the times.
Penglipuran village has house with a gate called angkul-angkul. All houses in this village are uniform and have the same fixed size. The village is located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level and has 985 inhabitants in 234 families at the beginning of the 2016 census. Its population is spread over 76 yards divided on average on each side from a total of 112 hectares.
Price of Entrance Ticket
The price of the entrance ticket to Penglipuran village, updated as of January 2020:
Local Tourists: IDR 15,000 for adults & IDR 10,000 for children.
Foreign Tourists: IDR 30,000 for adults & IDR 25,000 for children.
The location of the traditional village of Penglipuran, is in the village of Kubu, Bangli District, Bali province.
The distance from Kuta to the village of Penglipuran Bangli approximately 53 kilometers. With an estimated travel time of 1 hour 30 minutes. Because of its smooth traffic, also located 45 km from Denpasar.