Kalibukbuk village is located on the edge of the beach with calm waves throughout the year, approximately 10 kilometers west of the city of Singaraja. There are two roads that can be passed if we want to visit Kalibukbuk village from the direction of Singaraja.
First we can go through the new road (new clan) to the West. After a distance of approximately 10 km that first encountered is the village Kalibukbuk it. This brand-new street or clan was made in a planned way in the Dutch era, supposedly completed in 1902.
Secondly, to get to Kalibukbuk village can also through rural road or clan buwuk through Baktiseraga villages, Pemaron, Tukadmungga, Anturan and arrived in Kalibukbuk village. Marga buwuk has been around since time immemorial.
The center of Kalibukbuk village is marked by a five-way or five-way intersection. The village of Kalibukbuk that we see today is different from the situation in the past, say twenty years ago. At that time the population lived traditionally from agriculture such as coconut (copra) with raising cattle, buffalo, pigs, duck chickens and so forth. In addition, they also work in the fields. Among them are living as fishermen, there are also as laborers or builders.
That first. But now Kalibukbuk village is a village that has become a tourist destination is quite famous in foreign countries. This can be seen by having listed the name of Kalibukbuk village in many guide books (guide book) inside and outside the country. Even on the internet has been mentioned a lot of this Kalibukbuk village.
Perhaps some of us still do not know how this transformation process takes place and the community’s involvement, from peasant society to tourism. Beginning with a pioneer or breakthrough by villagers as described on other pages of this site, then after that tourism develops together with five neighboring villages forming a tourist area. The development of tourism facilities is still going on like not knowing the word mengaso (Jump to Kalibukbuk Tourism page).
What is described above is a reality that we can see “sekala”. From an observer might say, indeed “history always repeats itself” (history repeats itself). But among the people themselves, especially those who see it from a religious point of view, often relate this situation to the “niskala” influence. That there is a cause behind the effect. That there is potential spiritual energy. That there is a mention of Kalibukbuk village “horns”, to the cold by the ancestors. It is the substance of the meduwe of the universe.
The old people used to call this village by the name of Tanah Gesar. But now the name of Tanah Gesar is rarely heard unless it is called by the elders. The more commonly used is the name Kalibukbuk. There are temporary people who associate the name Kalibukbuk with Kalingga, a city name in India.
But it should also be mentioned here the existence of the people’s image or legend that tells that the ancient Kingdom of Tanah Gesar (Kalibukbuk) was defeated by a kind of sea fish called bano fish that have a pointed bean like arrows. Many members of the community who were killed on the beach made people restless and away from the coast. Then the King at that time tried to help his people by holding a contest. There came a young man who declared his ability to defeat the banana in return for some parts of Tanah Gesar. The king agreed. It is true that the young man can beat the bran fish. But the King even turned his mind, the young man was killed. Soon thousands of ants came upon the King and his people. Eventually all the inhabitants left the place and made the Land of Gesar live in solitude. It is just a fairy tale of ordinary people. Or a story that has a historical content that is valuable enough to be studied?
Apparently it is true that the village of Tanah Gesar or Kalibukbuk contains mystery. Maybe some of his skin can be revealed, but there is still much that needs to be explored further.
The most amazing and also quite throwing is the find of archaeological sites in 1994. The heritage buildings in the form of Buddhist temple is estimated to be 11th century heritage. The temple is buried about two meters below the surface of the ground, found in the middle of the moor owned by residents in the village area Kalibukbuk is adjacent to Pura Bukit Sari. After the survey was conducted and conducted excavation by the Archaeological Center for six years until the year 2000. Now the site is in the handling of Archaeological Heritage Conservation Hall. It should be noted not far from the place, was also found a relic of human skeletons of the past tribe embedded near the beach.
With these historical findings then at least it was revealed that Kalibukbuk is quite rich in historical content. All that shows that has been since prehistoric times Kalibukbuk region is already known. Apparently also, the era is a seaport that connects the mainland island of Bali with the outside world. If so then it has been since the past Kalibukbuk village visited by people from across the ocean with the influence of different cultures. After that Kalibukbuk area like no man’s land. Land on the coast of Kalibukbuk is much in control by immigrants, such as Bugis and Malays. Then Europeans like Britain and the Netherlands began to target the island of Bali to find the land of colonies that resulted in the more runyamnya situation. Upheaval began to occur in North Bali, where the king of Buleleng and the people opposed the coming of the invaders. Buleleng people continue to fight against the Dutch colonial army that culminated with war Jagaraga year 1846-1849. While at the time of war raging Banjar 1868 Kalibukbuk village as left most of its inhabitants.