Desa Panglipuran is located north of Bangli city around 4 kms on the left side of the main from from the city to Kintamani. To see this one has to drive through the city of Bangli then turn upward to Kintamani area and until today there is the only road to reach the desa. If this desa is combined within Kintamani tour there is difficult because the location is quiet away from the main route, but it is possible also if the visit is put on the last of the tour after Kintamani mountain.
Bali Traditional Village
Panglipuran is the only traditional village on Bali with this type of pattern, architecture and enrironment of real Bali while others have changed much. In the past the area of the village was used to develop and research about bamboo. Many type of bamboos were grown on the area and the most imporatnt is bamboo for building material and weaving industry, beside decorative one. In 1996 a big international bamboo conference was held in Bali to discuss and present the growing and products of bamboo. Today bamboo product on the village seems decreasing despite the fact that economical value and need of bamboo is increasing steadily. It was probable that the foundation that taking care about the bamboo in Panglipuran is not active anymore. Yet as traditional Bali village it is still reflecting the concern of their inhabittant for clean, niet and beautiful panorama of their settlement area with their traditional regulation as the daily reference of life.
In the past the village is very popular sightseeing stop combined with Kintamani and Kehen temple. Kehen which is located on the nortern border of Bangli city showing unique architecture and decoration fully attached with chinese cheramic. These two places are actually giving good route for tour. The problem lately since 2015 is that the entrance ticket is one of the most expensive in Bali, just like the places of profit oriented organization. It is well known now that all known interesting places in the area of Kabupaten Bangli are being commercialized, so it is not surprising that number of visit will be continuously decreasing.
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description