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Penglipuran, Bangli regency Bali
Penglipuran village, best known for its well-preserved culture and village layout with traditional houses

Bangli regency is the only regency in Bali which doesn’t have a sea. However,the  Bangli regency has the number of the human resource of the power that is to say, among other things the panorama of the beauty of the Mount Batur and the Batur Lake that located in sub-district Kintamani.

History

As lake Batur located in the Bali Regency, was a major source of irrigation water for South and East Bali, the regency was greatly fought over by neighboring rulers. Bangli became the capital of this Balinese kingdom in the year Balinese Icaka year of 1204.

Bangli City

Located in the southern part of the regency, on the foothills of Batur volcanic range. The ancient Kehen Temple ( Pura Kehen) in Bangli, is famous for having built under an enormous Banyan Tree. The walls are inlayed with pieces of chipped porcelain and the upper sanctuary has 11 tapering merus ( resting places of the gods). There is a small museum (Saison Buddha Bangle) nearby.

 

Every 3 years the Kehen temple celebrates a unique festival, in which offerings tower high in the courtyard and ritual Baris Warriors Dances are performed utilizing different weapons. The nearby Sasana Art Centre also organizes the occasional art & dance performance. The view beyond the town of Bangli, from Demulih Hill (Bukit), offers an astounding panorama. 

Bamboo Forest nr.Kubu

Located 5 kilometers from Bangli. Many different types of bamboo, such as Petung and Bambu Talang grow in this forrest, the sound of the wind blowing through the bamboo is quite unique.

Mount Batur

Mount Batur, Bangli regency in Bali
Landscape of Batur volcano

1750 meters high. The last time Mount Batur was active was in 1926. The Batur complex has been described as one of the largest and finest calderas in the world (Caldera being a volcano with a lake in the centre of the crater). Lake Batur, is a major sourcing of irrigation water for both South and East Bali. 

 

On the Western shore is Toyah Bungkah, surrounded by a stark volcanic landscape, is an ideal spot for fishing and swimming. A hot spring, with supposed curative powers, is worth a visit.

 

Terunyan village, located on the northeast shore of Lake Batur, and only accessible by a 30 minute boat trip, departing from Kedisan village, located on the southern side of the lake. (The name of this village is derived from the words Taru and Menyan which means the smell of the fragrant tree of incense growing in this village). One of Bali´s most famous sites, this village immaculately kept houses, streets and grass verges are reminiscent of what Bali might have looked like in days gone by. This Bali Aga village does not perform the ngaben, or usual cremation ceremony, that Bali is famous for, but uniquely preserves it´s deceased by leaving the bodies, (although covered in shrouds, the face is left uncovered) under the fragrant and magical, incense tree. This method of embalming is called Mepasah. 

 

Trunyan´s temple is the Pancering Jagat Temple (or navel of the world temple) and houses a 4 meter high statue known as Arca da Tonta. The Barong Brutuk dance is staged here on the full moon of ( Purnama) Sasih Kapat. Masked dancers whip bystanders and spectators in this totally unique land fertility dance.

Penglipuran

A traditional, picturesque Balinese village, with a population of about 750. The Penglipuran Heroes Monument was built here in commemoration of Captain Anak Agung Gede Mudita and his troops.

DUSUN KUNING WATERFALL

Dusun Kuning Waterfall. Bangli regency in Bali.
Dusun Kuning Waterfall

 

 

 

Dusun Kuning Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall situated in the tranquility of Taman Bali Village, Bangli Regency. 

It is located about 3 kilometers from Bangli town. 

 

It is one of the hidden nature heritage in Bali set secluded the pure natures with fresh atmosphere. 

It will take about 300 meters from the local residence to get this wonderful nature heritage. 

P

eople give that name because the location of the waterfall is located in the hamlet of Yellow, Bali Garden Village, District Bangli, Bangli district. 

This waterfall has a height of about 20 meters above the river that flows Tukad soar to the south. 

Dusun Kuning Waterfall is precisely located at Dusun Kuning Village, that reason why the name of this waterfall is Dusun Kuning waterfall.

Pengotan Village

A traditional pre-Majapahit village with different traits and customs than other villages in Bali. Many unique dancers are staged at Pura Penataran during temple festivals. The Papah war, various Baris dances and even the manner in which they bury their deceased is completely different to  other Balinese Villages.

Penulisan

Picturesque village with panoramic views. Nearby in the village of Tegeh Koripan, a temple with a long flight of stairs is often shrouded in mist giving it a magical appearance.

Pura Dalem Balingkang

Pinggan Village (located in the Northern part of Lake Batur) originally built as a palace, this unique temple has a delightful mix of Balinese and Chinese influences. Picturesque mountain scenery.

Puncak Penukisan Temple

This temple located on Penusilan hill, the dividing line between North and South Bali, consists of 5 different temple complexes situated on various terraces. Stone statues in the fifth complex are believed to be from the megalithic area.

Pura Ulun Danu Batur

Almost 1000 meters above sea level. In Kalangangyar, Batur village, Kintamani District. These surviving shrines of this temple were relocated to its present location after a devastating eruption in 1917. An anniversary ceremony (Ngusaba Ke Dasa) is held each year. This temple houses an impressive Gong Gede (large gong) which is used to accompany the sacred Baris and Rejang dances which usually take place around the third week of March.

Tamanbali

A large water garden temple built by Raya King Sang Anom. Ponds and water features with a vast array of tropical flora surround this temple.

Pura Tegeh Koripan

There is an ancient hilltop sanctuary, Pura Tegeh Koripan, several kilometers past Kintamani on a winding road, thought to have once belonged to the Pejeng Kingdom. This is actually a series of temples, scattered at different levels on a steep stone staircase that often disappears into the swirling mountain mists, where a number of different village clans come to worship. At the upper level is a bare courtyard with a number of simple shelters containing ancient statues of Balinese Rayas, divinities and lingga stones. These statues have been traced back to a number of different periods, ranging between the 11th and 15th centuries.

Kintamani. Bangli regency in Bali.
Pura Ulundanu Batur Temple, the important hindu temple in Kintamani
Kintamani. Bangli regency in Bali.
Kintamani volcano and lake, view from Kabupaten Bangli Village

Gunung Batur

Gunung Batur has lain semi-dormant now for over 10 years, the occasional wisp of smoke from its crater and the hot springs at its base the only indication of volcanic activity. The original village of Batur, at the base of this mountain, was covered by lava in 1927 during the last major eruption. Earlier eruptions had given ample warning, and the flow of molten rock even paused exactly at the temple gates at one stage, in what seemed like a miraculous deliveration by the Gods. However, when disaster became obvious, there was still time for the villagers to remove the sacred temple icons and their few precious belongings high up on the ridge where the present village and its transplanted temple, Pura Ulun Danu, remain today.

Sasana Budaya

Just past Pura Kehen is a large cultural centre consisting of a number of pavilions in a beautifully landscaped garden, sometimes used for exhibitions of local crafts and performances by the local gamelan and dance groups.

Bukit Damulih

As the road climbs northwards out of Bangli a little hill comes into view, known as Bukit Damulih. This is well worth climbing, as it has a picturesque little temple at the top with a stunning view over central Bali. ¨Damulih¨ means don´t go home, so be careful not to fall under magic spell of this place.

Kintamani

The village of Batur has crept up the ridge to almost join Kintamani, the local market town. Market day here brings about a deluge of local produce from the surrounding hills. Coffee beans, onions, cabbages, oranges and lemons in great piles. There was once a popular government rest house here, and in the 1930´s the K.P.M. Dutch Steamship Line took this over and used it as a stopover for passengers en route to South Bali from the port at Buleleng. The buildings still remain, rather dilapidated. Today there are a number of small hotels with simple facilities.