– All Details to Know About Penglipuran Village –
WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE?
Beautiful pedestrian zone and manicured garden.
It’s welcomed by bamboo forest.
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.
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 find it in other village in Bali.
WHAT IS PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE?
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 AFTER THE RAIN
*) This is the Penglipuran village after raining. This picture taken in one day before the Galungan day.
A HOUSE GATE
*) Typical gate in every houses. It’s heritage architectural set rules.
AN OLD HOUSE GATE
*) This old house gate made from the brick and without concrete at all.
WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE?
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
8.00 AM – 5.00 PM.
HINDU SPECIAL DAY:
- 5 April 2017
- 1 November 2017
- 30 May 2018
- 26 December 2018
- 24 July 2019
- 19 February 2020
- 14 April 2021
*) It will be so many ‘Penjor’ or a decoration made from coconut leaf to welcome Galungan Day. It will looks so beautiful along the footpath.
NICE DECORATION ALONG THE FOOTPATH
The youth villagers work together to make ‘Penjor’:
*) It’s nice to see youth villagers working together to make ‘Penjor’ and set it up. No one pay them. But, they are happy make it together to welcome ‘Galungan day’.
HOW MUCH THE PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE ENTRANCE FEE?
Local: IDR 15K
International: IDR 30K
*) Penglipuran village reopen for tourist visit in November 17th, 2020, but the entrance fee in Covid-19 period is a donation based.
Scooter: IDR 5K
Car: IDR ?K
PENGLIPURAN ENTRANCE FEE
PENGLIPURAN ENTRANCE FEE TICKET
WHERE IS PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE LOCATED?
Village (Desa): Penglipuran, Kubu.
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Bangli
Regency (Kabupaten): Bangli
Province (Provinsi): Bali
About 41 km northeast of Denpasar or 1 hour and 15 minutes.
About 30 km northeast of Ubud or 1 hour.
About 56 km northeast of Kuta beach or 1 hour and 45 minutes.
About 58 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 1 hour and 45 minutes.
MAP OF PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE:
*) If you drive a scooter you can just click the map above. It’s your driving guideline.
HOW TO GET TO PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE?
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.
*) The bamboo forest located around 100 meter north of the temple.
*) This amazing roof made from bamboo. It was taken from the bamboo forest. But, a local can’t take it directly from bamboo forest, they need a permit from local authority (old wise people).
MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.
Some restroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.
Some house selling snacks, foods and juice.
THE LOCAL DOGS
THE LOCAL CHICKENS
*) They have a local wisdom. If a thief is caught, then the punishment is to return the four chickens with different colors of the feathers 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 than modern law.
THE LOCAL PEOPLE GOING TO TEMPLE
*) It’s nice visit if you come here on the day between Galungan Day and Kuningan Day. You can see many decoration in front of the houses.
THE TEMPLE’S GATE
*) In the highest terrace above the houses terrace you will see a temple. As a holy place, it located in the highest terrace.
THE TEMPLE’S DOOR
*) Penglipuran village located 700 meter above the sea level. It has high rainfall. So, it’s common if the wall and temple’ gate full of green moss.
*) A nice decoration such as Penjor, umbrella set up to welcome Galungan day.
A LOCAL PRAYING
*) It”s really nice and authentic of Bali village. The footpath and the plants in front of the house makes a really nice atmosphere here. Moreover if you visit one or two days before the Galungan Day, this village will looks so pretty.
PROS AND CONS:
1. Quiet, clean and peaceful village.
2. Friendly people.
3. Awesome pedestrian path.
4. Beautiful ‘Penjor’ bamboo decoration.
5. Strong culture.
1. Crowded on weekend.
2. No public transport to here.
3. Many little shops with the same stuff/souvenirs.
4. Not much new things to see nor special event.
5. It looks like other Balinese village.
UPDATE STATUS OF PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE TODAY:
OPEN FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST
*) Due to Corona virus, the Penglipuran village community decide to close the village on 18th-30th March 2020.
**) It seems they extend it since the pandemic of Corona virus still exist.
***) Penglipuran village authorities plan to open for tourist on the beginning of September 2020.
****) Penglipuran village open for tourist visits since September 2nd, 2020, but the number of visitor are limited.
*****) Penglipuran village authorities decided to close their village from tourist since September 15th, 2020 for safety reason.
******) Since November 17th, 2020 Penglipuran village authorities reopen for tourist.
SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE:
You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Penglipuran village:
You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 4 itinerary.
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