TRADITIONAL VILLAGE PENGLIPURAN
Bamboo village is often used by kings to entertain themselves during the heyday of the kingdom in Bali.
Penglipuran means an entertainer because the village surrounds by fresh air, cool nature and green environment. The village is clean and quiet – away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Approximately 700 meters above sea level. There is also the story that the name Penglipuran Village of the old people comes from “Pengeling Pura” means remember with the ancestors.
When I worked at one of the famous travel agencies in Denpasar, Bali, I often stopped in this delightful and charming village. Mostly when me and my co-workers or guests came from Kintamani.
Later when I went there with my relatives and family, I noticed no change at all. Clean and comfortable with a wide main road from north to south. The only thing different is the parking lot for the vehicle. Wider and easier for visitors.
We went there after Indonesian Independence Day. The whole village decorated with red and white flags. Amazing. It looks like the village sang together during the country’s independence. The village is a traditional bamboo village that houses mostly (from gate to roof) and household appliance made of bamboo.
Villagers from an early age have always obeyed the awig-awig (rules) set from generation to generation. Rules on cleanliness, waste disposal systems (not allowed to litter) and other relevant regulations to preserve their traditions and cultural values.
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