The village of Bayung Gede includes an ancient village in Bali that is still to be preserved. This village is the cultural heritage of the ancestors. This village is located at an altitude of about 900 meters above sea level (asl) so that the air is cool. The villagers who live here depend mostly on nature, in the sense of being farmers managing dry agricultural land adapted to the existing climate.
Village Bayung Gede then developed into a new tourist village around the year 2010 ago. Regarding the origin of the name Buyung Gede, there is no definitive source that can explain the reasons for naming it validly. However, according to an expert Thomas A Reuters called Bayung Gede an ancient village that became the parent of a number of other ancient villages in Bangli such as Penglipuran, Sekardadi, Bonyoh and several other villages.
There is a unique tradition that takes place in this village. The newly married residents are prohibited from entering the yard and are not considered as Bayung Gede villagers before paying for a tribute (kind of dowry) handed over to the village in the form of two cows, and undergoing TapaBrata (fasting). The bride is also required to perform the procession Penyekeban by living in a small hut at the end of the village.
Not only that, the Village Bayung Gede has a unique tradition in terms of burying the umbilical cord (umbilical cord) of a newborn baby.
If the baby’s umbilical cord is generally grown on the ground, the village is placed in a coconut shell and hung on a tree in a special “setra” located behind the village and the tradition of placing the placenta inside this coconut shell has been going on for hundreds of years then.
The ancient village of Bayung Gede is located in Kintamani District, Bangli District, Bali-Indonesia Province.