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Penglipuran Traditional Village  

by on Friday, 5 May 20064 Comments | 4,131 views

Penglipuran is a traditional village at the administrative village of Kubu village. The air is fresh because it is located at 700 meters above seas level. From historical point of view, according to the village elders, the words Penglipuran is derived from words Pengeling Pura means a holy place for remembering their ancestors.

It is reasonable since their ancestors came from Bayung Gede village, still in Kintamani district. From Bayung Gede to Penglipuran is quite long distance therefore the people of Penglipuran, established the same temple as the temple in Bayung Gede. We can draw conclusion from this matter that the people of Penglipuran is still remembering their origin.

Another opinion stated that Penglipuran is derived from the word Penglipuran means relaxation. Since the royal period, this place was a good spot for resting place.The village has cultural potency which is up to the present time still well preserved in the form of traditional Balinese buildings; which differentiate this village from others.

The population 743 persons, most of them are farmers and just few as civil servants. Dances and handicraft are well developed in this remote village.

This village can be reached through roads connecting district of Bangli with Kintamani. From Bangli town to the north up to Kubu village about 5 kilometers, then have turn left, one will arrive at Penglipuran and will be received with warm welcome by the villagers.











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