Bali Backpacker's Guide

PENGLIPURAN HERITAGE VILLAGE (Desa Adat Penglipuran)

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS VILLAGE?

AWESOME ENVIRONMENT
Beautiful pedestrian zone and manicured garden.
It’s welcomed by bamboo forest.

AWESOME ATMOSPHERE
It’s located in the beautiful highland and good landscape.
Fresh air and no pollutant cause the car & bike not allowed to enter the village.

AWESOME HOUSES
You gonna see awesome houses, rich in rules of the establishing and process.
It’s cultural heritage village.

UNIQUE VILLAGE & CULTURE
The village rules different than other village in Bali.
You gonna see the local are friendly people.

THE CLEANEST VILLAGE IN THE WORLD
This village voted as one of three cleanest village in the world.
You won’t found it in other village in Bali.

Bamboo Forest:

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*) This roof made from bamboo. It was taken from the bamboo forest. But, local can’t just take it from bamboo forest, they need permit from local authority (old wise people).

DESCRIPTION:

Penglipuran heritage village is a beautiful heritage highland village in the regency of Bangli, Bali. Penglipuran village established in Bangli kingdom era. It’s best known for its everlasting culture and beutiful village landscape.

Penglipuran village has awesome pedestrian zone and beautiful manicured garden. It’s located in front of the houses, along the the way from the gate towards the temple. The Penglipuran village situated at around 700 meters above the sea level. It’s offering you cool atmosphere and clean-fresh air.

Penglipuran words consist of two words, Pengeling and Pura. Pengeling means reminder or remembering. Pura means ancestor. No argue, it’s best known as it’s everlasting heritage culture. It’s so unique, different than others in Bali. The heritage rules and punishment still exist and applied in everyday life. Even for spatial and architectural set of rules, it’s not changing since hundreds years ago.

PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE

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*) Typical gate in every houses. It’s heritage architectural set rules.

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT IT?

OPEN HOURS.
8.00 AM – 5.00 PM.

HINDU SPECIAL DAY:
It will be so many ‘Penjor’ or decoration made from coconut leaf to welcome Galungan Day. It will looks so beautiful.

5 April 2017
1 November 2017

NICE DECORATION ALONG THE ROAD

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The youth villagers work together to make ‘Penjor’:

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*) It’s nice to see youth villagers working together to make ‘Penjor’ and set it up. No one pay for them. But, they are happy making it together to welcome ‘Galungan day’.

HOW MUCH THE ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
Local: IDR 15K
International: IDR 30K

PARKING FEE:
Scooter: IDR 5K
Car: IDR ?K

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Penglipuran, Kubu.
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Bangli
Regency (Kabupaten): Bangli
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 41 km northeast of Denpasar or 1 hour and 15 minutes from Denpasar.
About 30 km northeast of Ubud or 1 hour from Ubud.
About 56 km northeast of Kuta beach or 1 hour and 45 minutes from Kuta.
About 58 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 1 hour and 45 minutes from the airport.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no public transport to get there.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this village and use google maps as your navigator.

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some house selling snacks, foods and juice.

Local dogs and rooster:

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*) If the thief is caught, then the punishment is to return the four chickens with feathers of different colors to the four temples around the village. So, all the villagers will know who did it. Seems it’s a social punishment than criminal punishment. Looks like it’s more effective.

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*) In the highest terrace above the houses terrace you will found a temple. As a holy place, it located in the highest terrace.

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