The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic that has attacked the entire world, including Indonesia, has devastated everything, including the tourism sector. However, the optimistic spirit of rising from adversity makes all of us who care about the rise of the economy, especially the tourism sector make us make a little description and write about various places that can become tourist destinations. One of them is Penglipuran Traditional Village, an interesting tourist destination after the pandemic in Bali, especially with its attractive place.

Penglipuran Traditional Village (Picture:

Indonesia does have many interesting tourist destinations, ranging from nature tourism, and historical tourism, and there are still many interesting tourist attractions in Indonesia. But among tourist destinations, Bali becomes one of the tourist attractions that are second to none, even the world abroad recognizes Bali as the world's favorite choice of tourist destinations.

Why Choose Penglipuran Traditional Village?

If you are looking for a different tourist destination but still in Bali, then Penglipuran Traditional Village can be a choice. Interested in the information conveyed by friends along with the desire to be able to travel and supported by information conveyed by I Gede Agung Yudana, about Penglipuran Traditional Village which had been published in Tabloid Intisari Edition No. 567, made me and some friends interested in including this traditional village as our tourist destination.

Why include Penglipuran Traditional Village as the next tourist or traveling destination? The answer is very simple "Harmonious", Penglipuran Traditional Village is a very well-tuned village, even all-terrain. This is what you will see and feel once you enter this village.

"Harmonious", Penglipuran Traditional Village
"Harmonious", Penglipuran Traditional Village (Picture:

Of course, this location is in Penglipuran Traditional Village, Kubu Village, Bangli District, Bangli Regency, Bali. The name Penglipuran, according to the narration of the Traditional Elders, comes from the word penglipur which means to entertain, but some say, Penglipuran comes from the words 'pangeling' and 'Pura'. Pangeling means remembering and pura is interpreted as a house, so when combined it means remembering the ancestral land.

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Regularity is the main thing that can be seen in Penglipuran Traditional Village. This very orderly layout cannot be separated from the highly respected concept, namely 'Tri Hita Karana'.

Tri Hita Karana is a concept that includes a harmonious relationship between man and God, a man with man, and man with the environment or nature. Macro-wise, this concept can be seen from the spatial layout of traditional villages which are divided into utama mandala (village temple in the north), madya mandala (residential area), and nista mandala (cemetery, and others in the south).

The Utama mandala is a place to harmonize human relations with God, the madya mandala is a place to harmonize human relationships with humans, and the nista mandala is a place to harmonize human relationships with nature.

Characteristics of Penglipuran Traditional Village

The orderly layout is very visible in the arrangement of the three mandalas which are very neat. In micro terms, the orderly concept can also be seen from the spatial layout of residential areas, and the arrangement stretches from east to west. At the very front of the settlement is also placed the family temple (sanggah or merajan), as the main part of the mandala. Once inside there is a kitchen (north, madya mandala) and bale sakenem. While at the back of the yard, there is a lodge/bale dauh or house and its supporting facilities, such as toilets, places to dry clothes, and cages (nista mandala). This arrangement is only carried out for residential areas located on the west side of the main road of the village.

Characteristics of Penglipuran Traditional Village
The village's protective bamboo forest (Picture:

Among the various things about Penglipuran Traditional Village, there are very interesting characteristics, namely the kitchen and angkul-angkul (entrance gate of the house). The customary rule, called awig-awig, requires residents to make kitchens with woven walls and bamboo shingle roofs, as well as angkul-angkul which must be roofed with bamboo shingles. The existence of these angkuls makes this traditional village very interesting and very comfortable to see.

Isn't it interesting? Of course, it is even more curious. Hopefully, information about "Penglipuran Traditional Village, an interesting tourist destination after the pandemic in Bali" is useful and a reference for those of you who are still confused about finding interesting tourist destinations after the pandemic.