If you think Bali is merely all about the sun, sand, and barreling waves, then you definitely need to explore a bit more. Today, I choose Penglipuran Village or to be known as Desa Wisata Penglipuran. It’s a traditional Balinese village located in Bangli regency and about 45km away from the city of Denpasar. It’s quite popular as a tourist attraction in Bali.
You can feel how the nature and environments of the countryside with the touch of modernization influence without decreasing the cultural essence itself. The cool atmosphere surrounds the village of its location on the height of land about 700 meters above sea level. The word “Penglipur” means entertainer. According to history, it is said that in the former empire era, all kings often use this area as a place to amuse themselves because its nature is beautiful and brought peacefulness and inspiration at the time of experiencing a problem. Once you stepped into the village area, you will be greeted by very beautiful in particular of Balinese traditional entrance gates. And then you will see the Balinese building structures, are equal in particular condition, form, size, and function except the building of the family bedroom is freeform.
The family temple building is a place with some directions to Mount Agung. Meanwhile, the kitchen is located upstate from the lawn and the building of Bale Saka Enem (six beamed buildings whose function for ceremony place). Moreover, they have a Teba Area as a place to look after the livestock and plant assorted vegetables referred to as non-irrigated dry fields. The majority of buildings are made from wood except for family residences. It is predominated by substance from bamboo because around this countryside is a bamboo producer.