Petulu Village

VILLAGE PASU UBUD
For lovers of nature tourism, making Ubud as the destination of the next streets to be the right choice, Ubud is not only as an art village that displays many works of painting, sculpture or dance art. But also its nature is full of charm, this area seems always green sprouting, is ideal for those of you who are saturated with the city crowd or the scenery of the storied buildings. Ubud offers a lot of beauty of rice fields, so that foreign tourists really idolize this Ubud, especially if you have been to the village of Petulu, unique scenery you can enjoy in this village. Petulu Village is located in Ubud District, Gianyar Regency. The distance from Ubud center to the tourist attractions in Petulu village is about 10 minutes drive, from central Ubud, to the east, to the end of the road a fork, turn left towards the Tegalalang tourist destination, about 2 km left you will see another fork , turn left towards the Petulu highway. The distance between these two attractions is close together, so unfortunately if your tour agenda in Bali to Ubud does not visit also to the village of Petulu. The attraction and tourist icon of the village of Petulu in Ubud District is a crane or known by the name of Kokokan bird, live in the village with the village. Crane or Kokokan is a family of Ciconiidae species, legged and long necked, big enough. Foods from these herons are insects, worms, fish, and small mammals in wetlands or coastal areas. So the habitat of the crane or kokokan in Petulu village is indeed very suitable, because the abundant food source from the rice fields of the population including the trees that grow around the village of Petulu. Stork is a migratory bird, dominated by snow white and beautiful, when the new habitat gets acquired, the heron tends to be faithful to one partner or monogamy, as well as the nest that it has made, the loyalty that the crane is a symbol of the bearer of happiness. While the life of the stork in the village of Petulu has its own story, so how the wild birds, can live in the village of Petulu. Thousands of herons live in peace in the trees around the village, whether trees grow on the roads, houses, gardens or paddy fields, coexist as if blending with the inhabitants, can be said to blend in with the citizens. The behavior of the kokokan birds in the village of Petulu is a fun and unique and interesting sight for tourists, they roam the rice paddies while finding insects, worms or other small mammals, and in the afternoon return to the nest, of course Petulu village presents different scenery compared another tourist attraction in Bali. This tour visit to Petulu village will be a special agenda that you can not find anywhere else, a beautiful natural and rustic atmosphere, presenting an expanse of rice paddies with a staggering crane or a thousand cotton, a rare sight only you can enjoy in the village of Petulu Ubud. The background and story of this heron or cocktail life in Petulu village is quite unique, the migration of kokokan birds to the village of Petulu began in 1965, at that time the birds that came only about 5 tail only, then every month the number is increasing. People who see this are getting interested to keep the bird even hunted for consumption. Yet strangely those who caught the crane a few days later returned to melespakannya. They say it is not strong because it was visited by a big black creature big and scary after catching the bird. The creature not only comes in dreams but in reality, everyone who captures suffers a similar incident. Knowing the incident the village elders took the initiative to hold a ceremony to apologize for the incident and through the pewisik (wangsit) is known that the bird kokokan or stork in the village of Petulu Ubud is a rencang or bodyguard Ida Batara, god or manifestation of God revered local citizens. The birds are village troops who niskala keep the village from disruptions either disease or pests that attack agriculture. And it is evident after the made of pelinggih or monument to the place of offering to kokokan, this village become prosperous, the yield of rice fields increased due to the decrease of pests including the dirt from the birds also give fertility and there is no danger that threaten, including now Petulu village become a potential tourist income villages and residents. The nesting period, laying and hatching of cranes in the village of Petulu from October to March, so that in that period can witness the presence of more birds, while the period April to September the presence of the stork during the day somewhat decreased, althought still you can see its presence, but at dusk is the best time to visit, because the bird will return to its habitat.

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