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TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE – A Unique Weaving, Architectural Set Rules & Gladiator Battle

TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE

– All Details to Know About Pegringsingan Village –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE?

UNIQUE VILLAGE & CULTURE
The heritage village rules different than other village in Bali.
The rituals, ceremonies and architecture rules different than other.

AWESOME HOUSES
You gonna see awesome village layout and unique design of houses.
It’s heritage architecture set rules applied in the village.

UNIQUE WEAVING
It’s unique weaving technique called the ‘double ikat’.
Unique fabric used in the may ceremonies and rituals.

AWESOME ATMOSPHERE
It’s located in the beautiful hills.
Fresh air, good landscape and nice environment.

TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE

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WHAT IS TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE?

DESCRIPTION:

Tenganan Pegringsingan heritage village is a beautiful heritage village in the regency of Karangasem, Bali. The village located in the middle of the hills, West hill (Bukit Kauh) and East hill (Bukit Kangin). Tenganan Pegringsingan village known as the native Bali village because of the unique heritage culture different than other common culture in Bali.

Tenganan houses are typical. The location of the houses, the temple and other building arranged based on the heritage architectural layout and set rules. The great layout design considering of the Tri Hita Karana principle. It’s three things about connections of human being to live in peace in the world. First, human to the Gods. Second, human to human and the third, human to nature. All the heritage set rules written on the palm paper. 

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Tenganan people has own unique heritage belief, they to worship the Indra God or the God of War. That’s why they have annual unique festival called Perang Pandan (Mageret Pandan) or Pandanus war. It’s like Gladiator war, the Tenganan men fighting face to face and one by one. They use spikes of Pandanus leaves to hurt and bleeding their rival. Mekare kare (Mageret Pandan) is to respect the Lord Indra (God of war) and part of Ngusaba Sambah ceremony in Tenganan.

The Tenganan women are skilled in the unique technique of weaving, named as the ‘double ikat’, which is the only one technique applied in the world. The fabric believed bringing out the magical power to shield the man who wore it from danger or disaster. It also wore during rites of passage as they transition from one phase of life to the next. 

TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

OPENING HOURS:
8.00 AM – 6.00 PM.

SPECIAL DAY (FESTIVAL):
It will be unique rituals and ceremonies along the day:

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HOW MUCH IS TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
Donation.

PARKING FEE:
Scooter: IDR 2K
Car: IDR 5K
Minibus: IDR 10K

PARKING FEE TICKET

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WHERE IS TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Tenganan.
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Manggis
Regency (Kabupaten): Karangasem
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 54 km northeast of Denpasar or 1 hour and 30 minutes from Denpasar.
About 49 km east of Ubud or 1 hour and 30 minutes from Ubud.
About 67 km northeast of Kuta beach or 2 hours from Kuta.
About 69 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 2 hours from the airport.

MAP OF TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE:

HOW TO GET TO TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there. You have to take multiple public transport to reach this place.

From UBUD :
Please take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Ubud – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) to Amlapura, Karangasem at Batubulan – Stop at ‘Loaf Candidasa cafe’.
Then take a scooter taxi or hitchhike to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 20K + IDR 30K + IDR ?.
  • Timetable: No.

From KUTA :
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) to Amlapura, Karangasem at Batubulan – Stop at ‘Loaf Candidasa cafe’.
Then take a scooter taxi or hitchhike to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 30K  + IDR ?.
  • Timetable: No.

From Ngurah Rai Airport :
Please to reach Ngurah Rai International Gate first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) to Amlapura, Karangasem at Batubulan – Stop at ‘Loaf Candidasa cafe’.
Then take a scooter taxi or hitchhike to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 30K  + IDR ?.
  • Trans Sarbagita Timetable: 10.45 AM, 12.45 PM, 2.45 PM, 4.45 PM, 6.45 PM and 8.45 PM.

From North DENPASAR:
Please take a Bemo/Angkot at Ubung – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) to Amlapura, Karangasem at Batubulan – Stop at ‘Loaf Candidasa cafe’.
Then take a scooter taxi or hitchhike to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 15K + IDR 30K + IDR ?.
  • Timetable: No.

From South DENPASAR:
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) to Amlapura, Karangasem at Batubulan – Stop at ‘Loaf Candidasa cafe’.
Then take a scooter taxi or hitchhike to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 30K + IDR ?.
  • Timetable: No.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money. There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita. If the passenger full loaded you will get the price above, but if quiet (little) passenger you will pay more expensive. Seems they applied operational cost basis since the public transport not so popular today (quiet).

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

TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Poor signal for your smartphone.

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

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

TENGANAN SOUVENIRS:

BAG & JAR FROM NATURAL FIBER

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*) These stuff made from the natural fiber. Let’s back to the nature!

UNIQUE FABRIC FROM TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE

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*) This is very rare example of Tenganan woven fabric from about 1900. It dyed with natural pigments and use a special weaving technique (teknik double ikat).

TENGANAN WOVEN FABRIC

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*) The local people use a different pattern of fabric for many purpose. Generally it used for protect from the bad luck, illness and disaster.

LOCAL ARTIST PAINTING ON THE DRIED PALM LEAF

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*) It’s amazing to see how this man making a painting or inscription on the dried palm leaf. Now i understand how our ancestor make a holy inscription as a hindu/budha bible or king’s inscription in the past time.

PAINTINGS ON PALM LEAF

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*) They coloring the dried palm leaf using a grind charcoal + coconut oil.

**) They also have amazing technique thus the palm leaf can be folded and easy to carry.

LOCAL PEOPLE COOKING FOR THE CEREMONY

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FRYING THE MEAT

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THE MEAT AND THE RICE WRAPPED BY COCONUT LEAF (TIPAT)

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VISITOR TRYING THE FOOD FOR FREE

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*) The local people so friendly actually. Only they can’t speak english and didn’t know to treat the visitor/tourist. The local lady offering us a meals for free. It was so tasty and amazing experience. I won’t forget about their hospitality.

**) It should be a nice visit if they have a local speak english guide who can explain about their village, culture and the local wisdom. The Bali tourism board should quick response about this issue. Otherwise, the tourist will disappointed and no longer visit this village anymore.

WATCH THE “TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN” VILLAGE FROM VIDEO:

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR TENGANAN PEGRINGSINGAN VILLAGE:

You can combine to visit these places when you visit Tenganan village:

1. Candi dasa beach
2. Virgin beach.
3. Taman Sukasada Ujung park.
4. Tirta Gangga water palace.

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 11 & 12 itinerary.

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