The island of Bali is not only known for its stunning natural attractions. Tourism that is thick with culture and sacred values also helped make this island more and more visited by tourists.
Well, there is one village that is often used as a mainstay of visitors when vacationing on the Island of the Gods. It’s called the Indigenous Village of Penglipuran.
This village is unique.
Because residents who live in this village still maintain the philosophy of indigenous life that has been passed down from generation to generation.
The name Penglipuran comes from the words Pengeling and Pura which means remembering a holy place. So the name of Penglipuran Village itself also reflects its identity as a clean village.
Penglipuran village is situated in the mountains and has been declared as the cleanest village in the world.
You will find peace and lush greenery all around, with some impressive architecture on the traditional houses.
Interestingly, no vehicles are allowed to enter the village, however, the locals are very friendly and might invite you home.
Nesting at the foot of Mount Batur, this village has cooler air compared to other villages.
The most fascinating thing about this village is that all the entrance gates are made similar to each other, they are orientated north-eastwards towards Mount Agung situated in northeast making it look beautiful.
The countryside religion leader is called Jero Bayan which has 3 Jero Bayans; a Jero Bayan Mucuk and 2 people of Jero Bayan Nyoman.
You can visit the village at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level every day.
But the best time to come is just before Galungan or the day after. On this special day, you can see the penjor line decorating every house in Penglipuran Village.
With the penjor, this will add to the special and traditional impression in Penglipuran Village.