Indonesia is well-known for its abundant natural and cultural treasures. Consistently leaving a lasting impression on all who visit this enchanting archipelago. Bali is famous for its stunning beaches, yet the island offers experiences beyond its shores.
There are many waterfalls, rice paddies, and villages to explore. Here, we would share with you the world’s cleanest villages according to the Green Destinations Foundation. Penglipuran Village, where the Balinese tradition meets immaculateness. Named after Giethoorn floating village (Netherlands) and Mawlynnong Village (India).
About Penglipuran Village
The village is approximately 5 km from Bangli, and 1 km from Kubu Village. Penglipuran is one of the most tranquil, pristine, and peaceful villages in the entire country. According to a local legend, Penglipuran Village has a history back 700 years to the era of the Bangli Kingdom. The tale tells of the village as a gift to those who had bravely battled against the Kingdom of Gianyar by The King of Bangli.
According to mythology and the accounts of the village elders, the name “Penglipuran” derives from “Pengeling Pura” signifying the act of remembering one’s ancestors.
Conduct rituals to pay homage to mythological spirits. There are alternate interpretations of the word “Penglipuran” as well; some suggest it originates from “Pelipur Lara” meaning solace.
The architecture of structures follows the concept of Tri Mandala, which is the Balinese societal philosophy emphasizing the harmonious balance between God, humans, and the environment.
There’s a stunning 45-hectare bamboo forest just outside Penglipuran Village. In the center of this forest, you’ll find four simple yet beautiful temples where people pray and show their respect. People live harmoniously here and will warmly welcome you into their homes, making this tranquil village a must-visit for those interested in local culture.
The locals maintain the village’s cleanliness, engage in recycling efforts, and enforce strict regulations concerning smoking and pollution. To uphold its cleanliness, the locals have placed garbage bins in the village every 30 meters.
From the beginning, Penglipuran has stood out as a remarkable village in Bali.
How To Get Here
Reaching Penglipuran Village is a breeze, no matter where you start your journey in Bali. The perfect way to go there is arrange a private car or ride your own scooter. A private car with a guide half day will cost you around IDR 400.000 depends on the distance where you start. Renting a scooter is the cheapest way, start from IDR 50.000 to IDR 150.000 per day depends on the scooter type. It will take you approximately 1.5 hours to 2 hours from Denpasar, Seminyak or Canggu area.
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Penglipuran Village Opening Hours
Penglipuran Village welcomes visitors daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM except for Nyepi Day. The village remains closed as part of the Balinese Day of Silence.
Penglipuran Village Entrance Fee
While maintaining this pristine village does require resources, the entrance fee ensures its preservation and cleanliness. They are categorized into two types: based on origin, domestic tourist and foreign tourist, as well as by age, adults and children.
- Domestic (Indonesian) Tourist Entrance Tickets:
- Adults: IDR 25.000 per person
- Children: IDR 15.000 per person
- Foreign Tourist Entrance Tickets:
- Adults: IDR 50.000 per person
- Children: IDR 30.000 per person
Additional for parking fee is IDR 2.000 per scooter and IDR 5.000 per car.
The village location is in Jl. Penglipuran, Kubu, Bangli regency, Bali 80661.