We asked you on Facebook where you would like us to go exploring and you said “a beautiful hidden village”. We thought Penglipuran fitted that description perfectly and went discovering equipped with our camera.
Penglipuran is located 700 meters above sea level in central Bali, about half an hour’s drive from Gianyar. We went there on a quite Sunday in March. Apart from a couple of other tourists, it was only us and the locals going on with their daily business in the village. Like anywhere in Bali we where greeted smiles. The calm atmosphere stands in sharp contrast to some of the more hectic places in southern Bali and this was the perfect way to spend a Sunday.
Even though Penglipuran is unique, it is just one of hundreds of villages in Bali waiting to be explored. Try to take a walk or a drive down one of the small roads in the area you are staying and you will almost certainly find a small beautiful village nearby waiting to be discovered.
Before you go anywhere, take a photo tour through Penglipuran village.
The monument for the local hero Anak Agung Gede Anom Mudita who was fighting and got killed by the Dutch.
The traditional bamboo roofing is used on almost all houses in Penglipuran.
Note the sign on the doorway. It tells the families name and how many men and women living in the house. In this case, three men and two women. All houses in Penglipuran has a similar sign due to local rules.
The sign indicating the area in the village where you should live if you have more than one wife. Nobody live there at the moment.
For a place to stay in Bali have a look at our villas in Bali