Penglipuran Traditional Village

Bali is a very famous tourist attraction among tourists both local and foreign countries. Nevertheless, many tourists who only know bali tourist attraction in the monotony of the beach and other natural attractions. Basically not just presents the tourist attractions of the beach or nature tourism that alone, but also cultural tourism and bali custom which is very thick and we should visit. Penglipuran Village, indigenous village of Bali is very thick with their harmony and togetherness. The village is located in the village camp, bangli district, bangli-Bali district. This village has been awarded Kalpataru award. Kalpataru Is Kalpataru is an award given to individuals or groups for their services in preserving the environment in Indonesia. Kalpataru itself is Sanskrit meaning tree of life (Kalpavriksha). In addition to receiving the Kalpataru award, the village of penglipuran was also designated as a tourist village by the bangli district government in 1995. Since then, this village has been increasingly visited by tourists who want to know how the wisdom that occurs in this penglipuran village. According to the surrounding community, the word penglipuran is taken from the word Pengeling Pura which has the meaning of a sacred place intended to commemorate the ancestors. Discussing the ancestors, it turns out that the people who live in this village are very high in mandate from their ancestors. Evident from the formation of village penglipuran very priority to this harmony. The most striking feature of this village is that the traditional architecture of the village has on average an exact same architecture from the village end to the other. This uniqueness makes the village of penglipuran very beautiful with a very neat symmetry arranged between 1 house with other house. The gates in each house facing each other are only limited by the small main road in the middle. This gate is called Angkul-angkul (typical gate of Bali) which also has the same architecture with the angkul-angkul every house in this village. The main road in the village of penglipuran leads to the main part of the village which is at the highest peak. To get into this penglipuran village area, you are not allowed to use cars or motorcycles. Your vehicle should be parked in a large parking area and not far from penglipuran village tourist area. To be able to enter this village, you just pay a few dollars only and you can see how beautiful harmony is established between families in this village . First you enter the area of ​​this village, you will be served a very cool and fresh atmosphere, it is because the area is located 700 meters above sea level. In addition, the village is cool due to the absence of pollution caused by motor vehicles in the village area penglipuran. The whole area of ​​the village is about 112 hectares, not too tired if you walk through this village on foot while enjoying the beauty around the village penglipuran

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