Mengesta Village is one of the tourism villages located in the Penebel Tabanan area. There are few things we can do visit while visiting this village such as seeing the collections of ancient sacred relics, statues, also local artworks on carved stone and metal. A couple of natural hot springs Piling Kawang and Belulang can be a great place to relax our body. And like most villages in Tabanan, of course, we can see beautiful rice terraces.
Salak village is one of the villages in Selemadeg Area -Tabanan which has several tourist attractions that is too interesting to be missed. Not only beautiful rice terrace, but in this village, we can also find three beautiful waterfalls Tibu Sampi waterfalls, Batu Tumpuk, and Batu Sangian.
The village has a very natural atmosphere, far from a city-hustle like Kuta, Seminyak and Legian. It has a few basic accommodations managed by local families, offering endless view of Bali rice fields; a great idea for a weekend getaway in nature. Read more...
The name of Tista Village was derived from the word “Ngetis” which in Balinese means resting or a place to rest. According to a local legend, a prince wandered around this village looking for a piece of land to build his castle. In his journey, he crossed mountainous areas with hilly terrain and tributaries, until finally, he met a monk who gave him instructions to continue his journey toward the south. After he arrived at the suggested location, he thought the area was not good enough because of the condition of the land is too bumpy. The Prince then continued his journey toward the north, hoping he would find the right place to establish his palace until finally, he arrived at the area which is now called as Kerambitan.One day some areas in Bali was hit by a serious problem which made many residents decided to go to Kerambitan seeking for protection. By the king’s son, the people who came in his new castle at that time were ordered to find a place to rest on the west side of the Lating River. Until then, since then the west area of the Lating river is called as Tista (rest area). Due to more and more migrants from various other parts of Bali decided to live in this area, so this small rest area was started to change became a residential area / small village which is still called as Tista Village until today. There are four Banjars (local community councils) belong to Tista villages: Banjar Dangin Pangkung, Banjar Dauh Pangkung, Banjar Carik and Banjar Lebah.As a tourist village, Tista Village offers a wide variety of tour packages including
village trekking packages with workshop activities in the blacksmith village,
ploughing rice fields,
playing rindi instruments (traditional musical instruments similar to gamelan but made from bamboo).
Yoga package is also available with activities includes a yoga sessions held in the village hall (bale), cooking class with vegetarian menu along with traditional drinks and snacks.. Another package is the Andir Dance class package, which includes a session of dance class led directly by a professional dance instructor and costumes rental consist of kamen (Balinese sarong), scarves, and also kepet (traditional Balinese fan).Read more...
“Pinge” Village name according to residents means “White”. Formerly at Natar Jemeng temple (one of the village temples which is also known as the historical and religious relics), there is a very large white chrysanthemum tree. That is why The Banjar (local community council) where the Natar Jemeng Temple located was then called “Banjar Pinge”.
Pinge village is located in Marga-Tabanan Region. It has colder fresh air compared to the south area of Bali, as it stays on the altitude 500 meters above sea level. Pinge Village is 34 kilometres away from Denpasar City Center and can be reached by driving a car or motorbike for about 1.5 hours.
Some tourist agencies offer Tabanan regency tour packages with the route Denpasar – Bedugul – Pacung Village T-junction – Jati Luwih – Yeh Panes – Pinge-Tabanan Tourism Village – Alas Kedaton.
Pinge Village has a large rice field area with a very beautiful view, along with a temple in the rice field complex called Pura Beji, the environment around the temple is very quiet and serene. Many tourists and also yoga enthusiasts, often do meditation activities in this temple. Other activities can be tried by tourists who come to Pinge Village are watching directly the farmers who are ploughing the fields, preparing the seeds, planting rice seeds, reaping and putting rice stalks in the barn.
Supporting facilities for tourism in Pinge Tourism Village include; saung/ bale a traditional resting place designed like an open pavilion with the roof made of dried straws, information centres and tour guides. Tourists who want to enjoy the natural atmosphere of the countryside for longer period of times can stay in some traditional houses in the village. Read more...
Nyambu Village is located in Kediri-Tabanan, just about 20 km from Denpasar City Center. This village is so unique although its location is not so far from the city, but the atmosphere seems so quiet and serene, not much touched by modernization like the city. There are a lot of free lands used to grow crops and rice all over the village, even more, 50% of the villages are rice field. On April 29, 2016, Nyambu Village was inaugurated as Ecological Tourism Village by the Regent of Tabanan, Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti.
Nyambu village offers tour package options that include tours of agricultural history, local history, and religious tour. In this small village, we can find 67 temples that are designed beautifully and traditionally by the predecessors in the days of Ancient Bali.
There are two activities in Nyambu Village that we can join during our visit. The first activity is called “Susur Sawah”. Visitors are invited to do trekking on two kilometres rice field while learning about the mechanism of rice fields in Bali. They were then followed by the second activity, Susur Budaya, where visitors are invited to join the local while doing their everyday life like cooking and religious activities.
One of the most important places in this village is Pura Rsi, which was built hundreds of years ago by a priest who was asked by the people of Hamlet Mundeh & Nyambu Village, to eliminate outbreaks of diseases and disasters that had attacked the region in the past. Read more...