Penglipuran Village the Native Balinese Tradition
Penglipuran a traditional village, picturesque Balinese village, with a population of 750. The Penglipuran Heroes Monument was built here in commemoration of Cpt. Anak Agung Gde Mudita and his troops.This unique traditional village is located at the administrative village of Kubu about 5 kms from Bangli. It is became famous caused by its tradition, natural beauty and hospitable villagers.
The natural nature and environments of countryside is designating the pittance touch of modernization influence. This countryside is supported by cool atmosphere because it is located on the height land about 700 m above sea level and according to history of all old doyens that this countryside is taken away from the word Pengeling Pura what its meaning remember to ancestor, but there is also telling that the word of Penglipur mean the entertainer.
It is said that at former empire era, all king often use this area as a place to amuse themselves, because its nature is beautiful and can give the peacefulness and inspiration at the time of experiencing a problem.
Especially those associated with the settlement’s yard. In the middle of the current onslaught of modernization, the persistence of Pengelipuran looks neat arrangement of the local residential area. Entering the village pengelipuran like entering a garden which was established with all-perfect architecture.
Houses lined along the street stood neatly with the gate almost uniform in every home. These houses divided by a major road in the middle dipaping and ditamani grass on the left side of his right.
Structuring the house and yard are very strict and follow the provisions of Kosala-Kosali Asta, Asta Earth, elbows Reef and the rules are written or unwritten others.
Therefore, every yard and house in the village of Pengelipuran always have a pattern or the same order. Most western position is occupied by a palanquin of the main residence. Where most residents live here. Also used to receive guests.
Go deep again will be found pewaregan or kitchen in the north and bale nem pillars in the south. The kitchen is functioning as a kitchen and a living parent, and sometimes used as atempat mekemit (purify themselves, initiation) when seseoarng from families who lived in the yard doing a ritual religious customs.
While Bale saka nem more functions to humans yadnya activities, namely ritual ceremonies related to humans, such as metatah and the body when one resident’s yard die world.