Everyone would agree that the island of Bali is not only famous for its natural beauty, but the island which has the nickname as the Island of the Gods is also famous for its thick culture and customs. to this day is still highly respected. If you want to see firsthand how thick Balinese culture and customs are, you can directly visit these 5 traditional villages in Bali. Here, you will be pampered and amazed by the variety of cultures that exist in Bali. Let’s get to know these five villages closer!
1. Panglipuran Village
This traditional village in Bali is a must for you to visit, because this village is already very famous in the eyes of the world. Penglipuran Village is located in Kubu, Bangli Regency which is about 45km from Denpasar city center. The name Penglipuran Village comes from the words Lengeling and Pura which means remembering a sacred place (ancestral temple). The residents of this village are the people of Bali Mula who originally came from Bayung Gede Village, Kintamani then migrated to Kubu Bayung Village which is now Penglipuran Village. They then settled with still maintaining the nobility of their cultural philosophy.
The atmosphere offered by Penglipuran Village is that the village atmosphere is very calm and beautiful because it is located in the highlands. Not only that, this village certainly has a number of unique features that you can’t find in other villages, such as the houses of the residents that look uniform on the front. This village also has a neat, clean and beautiful hallway where you can walk down this alley while occasionally taking pictures.
Another uniqueness of this traditional village in Bali is the prohibition for motorized vehicles to enter this village area. So, if you want to visit here, you have to walk because the vehicle must be parked outside the village. Because of this regulation, this village is very cool and pollution-free.
2. Tenganan Pegringsingan Village
The traditional village in Bali is then named Tenganan Pegringsingan Village or commonly known as Tenganan Village. This village is located in Karangasem Regency which is about 60km from Denpasar city center. This 917.2 hectare village is inhabited by the people of Bali Mula, who until now still adhere to the customary rules of their ancestors. The people of Tenganan Village have regulations which are commonly referred to as Awig-Awig. Some examples are prohibited from polygamy or divorce. In addition, there are also rules to regulate the government system, natural resource rights, land rights, education, marriage and traditional ceremonies.
Although they still adhere to the rules from their ancestors, the people of this village are very open to new things that smell like modernization. For example, such as electricity, transportation and communication tools. Children in Tenganan Village are also encouraged to get higher education. This traditional village community in Bali also has extraordinary talents, you know, one of which is getting used to weaving their own gringsing cloth, where this cloth is only produced in this village. Not only woven fabrics, you can also see carving or painting palm leaves if you visit this village. And when visiting, make sure you have time to talk to the locals and listen to a little of their story. Not only that, you can also see traditional ceremonies which are usually held in January, February, June and December.
3. Nyuh Kuning Village
Nyuh Kuning Village is also one of the traditional villages in Bali that should not be missed. Nyuh Kuning Village is located on Jalan Raya Nyuh Kuning, Ubud District, Gianyar Regency. Tourists are attracted to visit this village because of the culture and customs of the people who are still traditional and untouched by modernization. Nyuh Kuning Village was built using the Tri Hita Karana concept, which is to maintain harmony and harmony in the relationship between humans and nature, humans and fellow humans and also between humans and God. The tourism offered by this village tends to adopt local and natural culture without a touch of modernization. So when visiting here, you can enjoy the nature and culture of the countryside at one time. Usually, the activities that tourists often do in this village are cycling or walking around the village. The green nature and the cool air in this village are certainly able to get rid of boredom from your daily routine. You can stay at people’s houses to mingle with the locals and get to know more about their culture. Not only that, at night you will also be treated to a very interesting traditional dance performance. After you are satisfied with watching traditional dance activities, you can also taste the typical dishes of this village which are cooked in a traditional way.
4. Trunyan Village
Trunyan Village or Terunyan has indeed become one of the traditional villages in Bali which is quite global. You can visit this village on the shores of Lake Batur, Kintamani District, Bangli Regency by boat across Lake Batur. Trunyan Village is very famous for its unique funeral procession, thus attracting the attention of local and foreign tourists. This tradition is quite unique because the people of Trunyan Village do not bury the bodies but only lay the bodies on the ground under the Taru Menyan tree. For this reason, this village is called Trunyan Village.
This cemetery is often also referred to as Sema Wayah where there are only 11 graves around it, so the bodies must be placed alternately. The people of Trunyan Village did not increase the number of graves because their ancestors gave a rule that if there is a new corpse, eating old bodies or those that have become bones must be removed. Even though the corpses in this village are not buried, you will not smell the stench when visiting here. Local people believe that the Taru Menyan tree has its own aroma so that it can neutralize the rotten smell around it. Wow! That’s cool.
5. Ship Village
The last traditional village in Bali is Kapal Village, which is located in Mengwi District, Badung Regency. This village is also the target of tourists because it is full of culture and also has its own uniqueness. Various traditions are still preserved and upheld by the people of this village. For that, if you visit here, chances are you can see one of the traditions being held by the residents, one of which is the Aci Rah Pengangon tradition or the Tipat – Pillow war tradition. The Tipat-pillow war tradition is usually held around September to October every full moon or fourth full moon in the Balinese calendar.
In addition to various traditions that attract attention, this traditional village in Bali also has a temple that is quite famous, namely Pura Sada. This temple is located around a residential area and is believed to be one of the oldest temples which is said to have been built around 830 AD. Not only that, guys, of course you will also be treated to a very beautiful rural landscape that can refresh your eyes. This is because the Kapal Village area is not as crowded as the city so that it presents a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
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