Penglipuran Village s a traditional tropical Balinese countryside village located in the Bangli region in the middle eastern area of the island of Bali. Most of the local people of the area work on the land farming and culturing rice and other tropical spices and fruits.
Penglipuran Village is a traditional countryside owning unique characteristic life, socializing as well as culture. It is one of the famous Bali Places of Interest located in Kubu Village, Bangli Sub district as well as Bangli Regency. The natural natures and environments of countryside is designating the pittance touch of modernization influence. The cool atmosphere surround the village since it’s location on the height land about 700 meters above sea level. Meanwhile, according to history of all old doyens that this countryside is taken from the word Pengeling Pura what its meaning remember to ancestor. However, there is also telling that the word of Penglipur mean the entertainer. It is said that at former empire era, all kings often use this area as a place to amuse themselves. It is because, its nature is beautiful and can give the peacefulness and inspiration at the time of experiencing a problem.
What to See at Penglipuran Village
The houses from north to the south are very beautiful in particular the Balinese traditional entrance gates. When, we step down to this village, we will meet the Balinese houses orienting to northeastwards to Mount Agung. The house building structures are equal in particular to condition, form, size and function except building of family bed room is freeform. The family temple building is a place with same direction to the Agung Mount. Meanwhile, kitchen is located in upstate from the lawn and the building of Bale Saka Enem (six beamed building which its function for ceremony place). Moreover, they have a Teba Area as a place to look after the livestock and plant assorted vegetable referred as non-irrigated dry field. In addition, the majority of buildings are made from wood except family residence. It is predominated by substance from bamboo because around this countryside is bamboo producer.
Social Life System
Bendesa or Kelian or Penyarikan is a community leader in this village with Sinoman as an assistant. The social system is recognized by the 12 group terms that are number 1 until 12 as member of Pemerincik that is commissioned member converse the problem or plan and its result is submitted to the member. They are very trusting of 12 groups as well as have represented the tradition in heritage away back. The Consanguinity System in this countryside is Patrilinial system that is according to father lineage. This countryside religion leader is called as Jero Bayan which is consisted of 3 Jero Bayans that is a Jero Bayan Mucuk and 2 people of Jero Bayan Nyoman. The specific cultural potential like pattern of building architecture remains to be traditional, the beautiful nature as well as environment with cool atmosphere.