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Lovina

Lovina is a relatively new name coined in the 1950s by a local Buleleng Regency official with a good eye for future tourism-based development. It essentially consists of seven traditional villages, which all slightly merge into one on a ten kilometre stretch of the main road which hugs the north coast to the west of Singaraja: Temukus, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Banyualit and Kaliasem. Kalibukuk is the main hub of this area and is often thought of “Lovina town centre”.

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The whole stretch of coast here is fringed by quite narrow black sand beaches, which are accessed by a multitude of small lanes which run perpendicular to the east-west coast road. The beaches are generally safe for swimming, and the waters of Bali’s north coast, in direct contrast to the crashing surf of the south, are relatively calm.

Diving, snorkelling and dolphin watching are the main activities, but perhaps above all else, this is an area in which to relax and take in a very slow, traditional pace of life. It can get a little crowded in July and August, but outside that peak season, this is a quiet part of the island.

Lovina also has a large number of cafés. Some of these establishments are not selling tea and sandwiches. They often provide loud music and an expensive and often boring assortment of alcohol. Many of the girls working there keeping the patrons company during the evening may be of questionable or negotiable virtue having little issue in following the patrons home after closing time.

Lovina Beach (or often simply Lovina) is a coastal area on the northwestern side of Bali. The coastal strip stretches from 5 km west of the city of Singaraja to 15 km west.

Penglipuran Indegenous Village

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Traditional Penglipuran Village is located in Kubu Village in Bangli Regency. Bali is an island that holds millions of enchanting beauty. In addition to the island known as island of a thousand temples and because of the many Hindu houses of worship (temple) on the island with a beautiful landscape, Bali is also often referred to as the island of a million because of the diversity of cultural symbols and customs that are still strongly attached to the people of Bali.

Scenic beauty and culture of people who have made Bali became a major tourist destination for both local and foreign tourists. Natural beauty combined with elements of local culture and tourism management are well made Bali gain many awards in the field of tourism. Some of the awards which was acquired in 2009 include an award as “The Best Exotic Destination” from Luxury Travel Magazine, London, England, “The Best Island” The Asia-Pacific from Destin Asia magazine based in Hong Kong, and award ‘The Best Spas In The World “from Senses Magazine Wellnes.

As well as a charming beach, Bali turned out to have a tourist attraction which presents the cultural charm of the local population and their daily activities. The object is Penglipuran Indigenous Village. In good fortune Penglipuran which has become customary since 1992, the village is a rural area in Bali which has a regular order, both physically and village governance structures, and can not be separated from cultural values that were held by the public. Although this area is a traditional village which still adhere to traditions of Bali, you do not imagine that the occupants were a group of people who are blind primitive technology. Young children in this village nearly all his education, even many of which continue up to university level.

Even so, young children are not shy and is proud to preserve its culture. Penglipuran name itself has several meanings. Some say that Penglipuran eling derived from the basic word that means “remember”, and pretend that it means “ancestral land”. So, Penglipuran defined as “remembering ancestral lands.” The second meaning is penglipur or entertainer. In addition, there is also another meaning, namely relaxation. This is because since the days of the kingdom in Bali, the village has become a thing about resting place.

Indigenous Villages Penglipuran located at the foot of Mount Batur at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. Therefore, Penglipuran have the cool air. In this village there are awig-awig (rules) about hygiene, waste disposal systems, as well as landscaping. Therefore, Penglipuran into the village is very clean and comfortable. The main road stretching from north to south are not made of asphalt, but from the rock mountain that is modified into paving or stone conblock.

Penglipuran people’s homes are all in the form of Balinese traditional house which is divided into two parts, the west and east. All the houses have the same form of the front. This section is made of soil material for walls and bamboo for the roof. The front of the house has angkul-angkul or gate which functioned as a building guard. On the religious holy days, this section will be a place of offerings and is used as a place of worship.

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The atmosphere is quiet and beautiful village and the air is cool and free of pollutants into the main magnet that attracts tourists to visit this region. Residents are friendly and unpretentious Penglipuran also become an attraction for tourists who feel stifled by the atmosphere of a busy and chaotic city. Being in Penglipuran can make your mind and your body become more fresh. Topography Penglipuran very unique, almost similar to the system of Balinese rice field terraces, steps (Subak). Village Gate is located in the most high, the entry into, the more gently sloping contours. The houses were lined from top to bottom. Among the houses have a very clean village streets. Village roads will be crowded in the afternoon when people unwind after work while mingle with their neighbors, just talking or fighting cock (tajen).

Another specialty which is owned by the Village is the concept of spatial thing about the village that are aligned with the spatial concept in Hinduism. Village territory is divided into three parts called the tri mandala. In the north corner of the village there is a shrine (the main theater), namely Pura Bale Agung (Upgrading), which became mecca Hindus. Furthermore, in the middle there are parks and residential homes. This location is called the middle mandala. Meanwhile, in the lowest part (mandala insult), there is a cemetery complex (Setra).

The concept of tri mandala does not only apply to village spatial layout but also for residential homes. Each plot home residents Penglipuran divided into three parts. On the front page, there are buildings angkul-angkul and empty space called Natah; the center is the family gathering place, and at the very back there toilet, where the clothesline, or corral.

As an indigenous villagers who still adhere to traditions and cultural values, then the population Penglipuran often perform various rituals, both rituals undertaken by each family as well as rituals that held residents of the village. If you visit this village during religious or ceremonial procession took place, then you can feel the privilege and uniqueness of Indigenous Village Penglipuran.

As an alternative tourist destination in Bali, this traditional village has been quite popular among tourists. However, until now there is no facility or home stay accommodation is available at this traditional village. Although there are no lodging facilities in this village, you do not need to worry. In the vicinity of Penglipuran there are many hotels and inns with varying price ranges.

At this time, which is being scheduled by community Penglipuran Traditional Village is providing toilet facilities (shower, sink, toilet) international standard. This relates to the purposes of tourism which tourists will be healthy. Indigenous Villages Penglipuran easy reach, either by using a car or motorcycle, because it is located on the main road Kintamani – Bangli. From Bangli city center, this village is 6 km north. Meanwhile, the city of Denpasar, the village is located about 45 km or approximately 1 hour drive. If you depart from Kintamani, you will only take approximately 30 minutes by motor vehicle.

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Ubud

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Ubud is Bali’s cultural heart. This area is located in the cool mountains, just one hour’s drive north of the airport and the resorts of southern Bali, this traditional country town is the home of the Balinese Royal family and a flourishing arts centre. Most of Bali’s museums and galleries are centered in Ubud, but culture and history rich Bali is peppered with museums and galleries. These museums and galleries offer paintings, woodcarvings, textiles and all kinds of souvenirs for viewing and also purchase. Puri Lukisan Museum in centre of Ubud, Neka Museum in Campuhan, Seniwati Gallery and Agung Rai Museum in Pengosekan is a must, to see the difference between creative art and more commercial products.

Inspired by vibrant green rice paddies, mountains and colorful Balinese festivals, the elite artistic colony that began in the 1930’s with eminent European painters, writers and musicians has now grown into a thriving arts centre, drawing increasing numbers of visitors. Ubud is also a flourishing crafts centre. Around Ubud the surrounding villages like Camphuan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan specializing in crafts and woodcarving which are sold all over the island. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewelry as well as some of the best art museums in the country, dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market, and galleries selling local and international art.

Ubud’s role as the epicenter of Balinese culture makes it the perfect place to see traditional Balinese dance and drama. From the early 1920’s the royal family ensured that most talented teachers of dance, music and drama were brought to Ubud to entertain the King and pass on their knowledge. Dances like Legong, Ramayana, Baris, Kecak and Sanghyang (the fire dance) are performed nightly in Bona village, just 15 minutes drive from Ubud. Bali’s most accomplished dancers, musicians, painters and carvers live in just 10 square kilometers.

Balinese Hinduism remains stronger in Ubud than elsewhere in Bali, cremation ceremony or celebration of some kind. Balinese Hinduism is distinct from that of India and has absorbed the animism of Bali’s pre-Hindu ancestors – inspired by the extraordinary beauty of Bali’s landscapes – rice fields, mountains, river gorges, villages and ancient temples.

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Visit Ubud Monkey Forest, a natural forest reserve popular with both locals and tourists. Inhabited by wild monkeys who will steal the camera, bananas, handbags, toupees, etc. These mischievous monkeys provide lots of entertainment. Interesting meandering paths lead to charming places like the bathing temple surrounded by lush remnants of ancient forest. Just off the main square a lovely arched stone bridge leads to the Hindu elephant-headed Lord Ganesh overlooking a small, square, moss-covered pool where several koi swim at his feet.

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