Penglipuran is a beautiful highland village and best known for its well-preserved culture. While most of its residents have embraced modernity, its compounds are well-kept to look traditional with visitors in mind. They manicured the gardens lining its single linear stone-paved street that runs through the center of the village toward the village temple and old arched entrance gates and walls that conceal their houses within.
Throughout the years, Penglipuran has evolved into a community-based tourism site. Penglipuran village has been named the cleanest village in the world, because the people are accustomed to paying attention to the surrounding environment by holding regular community service and establishing cleanliness as every individual’s responsibility. This village also maintains 45 hectares of bamboo forest as a form of natural disaster prevention, particularly flood. The local community also has a unique house architecture which is earthquake-resistant.
Most people in this village make a living from agriculture, raise cows, and bamboo handicraft. The structure of house building between one house and others are equal in particular to condition, form, size, and function from the building except building of family bed room is freeform.
Kintamani is a name of countryside located in the hill, 1500 mtr above sea level, and the beautiful panorama surround it. From Kintamani hill we can see magnificent views of the active Mount Batur and wide Lake Batur in a valley. It is situated in the plateau area with cool weather surround it. Mount Batur is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung. The south east side of the larger 10x13 km caldera contains a caldera lake. Both the larger caldera, and a smaller 7.5 km caldera were formed by a collapse collapsing about 20, 150 years ago. Mount Batur has erupted many times.
Mount Batur has erupted 26 times starting from 1804 to 2000. The biggest eruptions of Mount Batur occurred on August 2nd September 21st, 1926. This incident caused damage to Ulan Danu Temple and Batur Village many as 2,000 residents were safely evacuated to Penelokan. Balinese people believe that the big eruption was a warning from God. Therefore, the Balinese sacred Mount Batur and continue to protect the nature around Mount Batur so that disasters do not happen again like in the past.
Until now, everyone climbing Mount Batur should not arbitrarily destroy nature on Mount Batur. Balinese people believe, Mount Batur is the palace of Lord Vishnu who is the guardian deity who gives life blessings to the Hindu community. They believe that is a balance between women (Pradana) and men (Purusa) can make safety and peace in the world. To represent this belief, the Balinese are sacred two biggest mountains in Bali that is, Mount and continuously do rituals called “Pujawali” in Batur Temple.
Lake Batur in the caldera of Mount Batur is also considered the palace of Dewi Danu which is also sacred by the Balinese people. Lake Batur is a spring that provides a clean water supply for the people of South Bali. Therefore, the Balinese people respect and preserve the springs in Lake Batur. Not far from Lake Batur, there is a Baliaga tribal settlement living in Trunyan Village. They have a habit of placing the corpse on the ground. This custom helps maintain the preservation of the land, where the cemetery land in the village has never increased.
|Destinations||Penglipuran and Kintamani|
|Date||Saturday, May 28, 2022|
|Time||08.30 AM - 04.30 PM|
|Trip Route||Nusa Dua - Penglipuran - Kintamani - Nusa Dua|
|Inclusions||Transportation, witness cultural dance performance, entrance fees, donation at point of interest, lunch at local restaurant and English speaking tour guide.|
|Meeting Point||GPDRR Official Hotel in Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa and Jimbaran area|
|Pickup Time||Between 08.00 AM - 08.30 AM|
|Participants||Max. 200 persons|
|Hosted by||Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy RI|
|08.30 - 10.30||Depart from Nusa Dua and drive to Penglipuran in Bangli|
|10.30 - 12.30||Visiting Penglipuran Village and pariticipating cultural activities|
|12.30 - 13.00||Travel from Penglipuran Village to Kintamani|
|13.00 - 14.00||Lunch at Local Restaurant in Kintamani|
|14.00 - 16.00||Driving back from Kinamani to Nusa Dua|
|16.00 - 16.30||ETA in Nusa Dua|