BCD-408: Besakih Mother Temple Tour
Besakih Mother Temple Tour is one of the tour from BaliCabdriver which consider as the beautiful Bali Land tour where you will visit The Biggest Temple in Bali called Besakih Mother Temple accompanied by our experience Bali Private driver.
This tour will combine with some famous stop such as visiting Pengelipuran Village which consider the traditional village where you can see the houses of the local are line up with the same architecture, gate form also look the same and decorated by beautiful garden too.
Also enjoy the beautiful nature by explorer and walk down to Cepung Waterfall as one of the booming tourist spot in Bangli Regency. For more information on each stop on this tour, please find some information below.
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Bali is not only known for its natural beauty, but also its cultural tourism is very condensed. In fact, there is one village in Bali that still maintains the philosophy of traditional life that must be preserved, namely the Traditional Village of Penglipuran Bali.
In Penglipuran Village, all traditions of ancestors are still preserved and must be preserved by all levels of society. This is as a manifestation of efforts to preserve culture carried out by the people of the island of Bali, known as religious Hindus.
In the beginning the Penglipuran Traditional Village was just an ordinary village like other villages in Bali that preserved the cultural richness of the ancestors. But when UDAYANA students came for KKN (Community Service Program) in 1990, they built beautiful little parks and environmental management.
Until finally in 1991-1992 there were some tourists who came to visit the village. And finally in 1993 according to the Regent’s Decree (SK) No.115 dated April 29, 1993 it was determined as Penglipuran Tourism Village.
Who would have thought, the Penglipuran Indigenous Village was once named as one of the best villages in the world besides Giethoorn Village in the Netherlands and Mawlynnong Village in India. The village is very clean, there is no visible rubbish littered. This condition can be formed due to high public awareness of the importance of cleanliness that has been instilled since ancient times.
Even motorized vehicles may not enter the village area. Motorized vehicles can be placed in the garage but through different lanes. You are also not allowed to smoke carelessly. If you want to smoke, you must do it in the place provided.
The name Penglipuran Village comes from the word pengeling and pura which means to remember the holy place (the ancestors). At first the village community came from the village of Bayung Gede, Kintamani. They migrated to Kubu Bayung Village (now Penglipuran village) and finally settled by always preserving the nobility of their cultural philosophy.
Every house has a gate called Angkul-angkul. All houses in this village are uniform but not the same, almost similar even. For the exact size of the house. There were 985 people recorded in 234 heads of households spread over 76 yards, which were evenly distributed on each side of the total area of 112 hectares.
The Best Time to Visit the Traditional Village of Penglipuran Bali
The village, located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, can be visited every day. But the best time to come is before the Galungan holiday or after the Galungan holiday.
On that day you can see a line of penjor (long bamboo trees whose ends are decorated and planted in front of the house) which adorns every house in Penglipuran village. You can also watch Balinese girls dress in Balinese customs and bring banten (offerings) to go to the temple.
Penglipuran Traditional Village Location, Bali
The Traditional Village of Penglipuran is located in Kubu Village, Bangli District, Bangli Regency. From Denpasar it is around 45 kilometers, close to Kintamani or Mount Batur.
Culture of Bangli Penglipuran Village Residents
The culture of the village grouping here is very noticeable. Culture of the Bangli Penglipuran village residents In the south there is a village temple called the Penataran Temple, situated above people’s homes.
The area where inhabitants are situated is in the center of the village under the temple. The village currently is populated by 226 families and villagers are farmers, woven bamboo craftspeople and livestock farmers for their everyday lives.
The village has a complete area of about 112 hectares and not all of it is used as a residence for the people of this village. Bamboo forest is approximately 40% of the village’s territory. Without the consent of local community officials, cutting bamboo trees in this town should be carefree.
In Penglipuran Bangli, inhabitants of the village have a culture and tradition to respect females, besides regard for nature. Because village laws prohibit males from polygamy, they are sentenced to banish from the village if they are caught doing polygamy.
There is also a culture of theft penalty in the village. For those who are caught robbery, five chickens of distinct colors in their four ancestral temples will be offered. In this manner, everyone in the village will understand who steals, and it will of course have a disgraceful impact.
Setra or sepulchre is the last or third area. Though the villagers of the Balinese Penglipuran were Hindu, they were not acquainted with the ceremony of the Penglipuran Bangli villagers, the bodies were buried immediately.
The individuals of Bali’s Penglipuran village have a unique beverage called loloh cemceman. This beverage has the flavor of a water band and is green because cemceman leaves are the essential ingrédient.
Our next visit on our Besakih Temple tours is CEPUNG WATERFALL.
You can watch a rare view of a waterfalls, located 30 kilometers north east of Ubud. Although there are many cascades worth a visit in Bali, the Waterfall of Tukad Cepung is one such. If you come from Denpasar, in about two hours, you can drive or motorize to Dusun Penida Kelod in Bangli.
You can also take local buses from Denpasar at the Bangli to Tukad Cepung Waterfall. Otherwise, you can book a one-day trip with one of the tour organizations or employ a personal driver who knows the routes in Bali.
The waterfall of Tukad Cepung still remains Bali’s top untouched waterfall. The fact that this site isn’t known to many, and that you still don’t have to pay anything in the region at any time under the commercial tourist sights. However, since the local villagers keep the region well, and some of them show and explain the waterfall to tourists, it would be a good idea to give a tip to keep the place hidden.
Waterfall has hypocriticized everybody who has succeeded in finding it. Well guarded by the cliffs, the first visitor to this waterfall is hard to find. Once you reach the destination, a few hundred steps down the cliff is worthwhile. The circular cliffs offer you the impression that you are in a grotto while you can enjoy the open sky from the place where the waterfall arises. The sunshine falls on the sparkling waterfall creating a rainbow, as if it is being planned to reach you.
You would be lucky if you hadn’t seen water flowing from the heavens. Tukad Cepung’s waterfall does not flow through a river, a stream or a jungle, unlike in other Bali cascades, but flows slowly across the cliffs. The river is from above, and only once you walk down the stairs into the cliff you can see the waterfall.
As the water accumulates in the cliffs during the rainy seasons, it gets really deep. This is why Tukad Cepung Waterfall should not be visited during the monkeys. But you can stand and watch water flowing down clearly and make a tight stream within the cliff in other seasons. This is a relatively cool location and provides an enormous feeling of peace and quiet.
Bring your suits when you visit this location. You will most certainly be tempted to go in and take this magical waterfall as soon as you see it. Some of the tourists are sitting under the waterfall and splashing water for a nice moment. Since the location is maintained well, a clean and hygienic environment is expected.
Take the time to relax near the waterfall and listen to the water that flows and wake up to the incredible rainbow of sunlight colours. “Various quiet rivers begin from the loud cascades, but none of them springs to the ocean and does not spray. But often this sign of a wonderful peace of mind and hidden strength. “After you see or rather absorb the beauty of Tukad Cepung Waterfall, you will feel every inch of that saying.
After Cepung Waterfall, we will drive via village and we will stop at Mahagiri resto if you want having lunch while enjoy the Gorgeous view of wide rice terraces with Mount Agung view.
Our last stop on our Besakih Temple Day tour is Exploring the biggest Temple in Bali ” BESAKIH MOTHER TEMPLE”
The Besakih Temple is one of Bali’s most famous tourist attractions and is a wonderful place to visit on the island of Bali. This Hindu temple, called Bali’s Mother Temple, is located 1000 meters high on Mount Agung’s southwest slopes.
In Besakih there are at least 86 shrines comprising Pura Penataran Agung (the Great State Temple) and 18 others, both artistic and distinctive. The island is encircled by breathtaking and picturesque rice paddies, hills, mountains, rivers and more. Besakih is the largest and holiest of the island temples.
A unique pilgrimage to the Balinese is to visit the shrines of the temple. The elevated place of Mount Agung is almost mystical. Various steps lead to the holy mountain and lead to numerous temples, depending on type, status and function. Besakih is devoted to the Hindu trinity by three temples. In the center of Pura Penataran AGung is the Destroyer: on the correct hand is Pura Kiduling Kreteg, the creator and the Pura Batu Madeg, who depicts Vishnu, the preserver, and his black banners. It contains the flags of red Brahma.
In Pura Besakih you can visit other temples, but many internal courtyards are closed to the public because they have been reserved for pilgrims. The only temple opened to all devotees from caste communities is the Besakih Temple. This is due to its nature as the primary center for all ceremonial work. The main stone of Pura Batu Madeg shows that the Besakih Temple region has been considered as a holy location since ancient times. In the eighth century, during his confinement, a Hindustani monk had revelations about building houses.
Many of his followers died of disease and accidents during the entire process. At the end, it was called Basuki, which was supposed to inhabit Mount Agung by the dragon deity Naga besukian. In the end, the name became Besakih.
The other shrines were gradually built and during the conquest of Bali by the Majapahit Empire in 1343 the Besakih Temple was made the main temple. Since then, Pura Besakih’s restructuring has been done in 1917 and the complex was damaged by the Mount Agung eruption sequence in 1963.
The lava flow passed through Pura Besakih and it is thought to be a miraculous signal from the gods that they would show their authority without destroying entirely the sacred complex that their devotees had constructed for them.
Pura Penataran Agung is the biggest temple in the Besakih Temple complex, and has seven layers of the world with their own temples. Pura Pasimpangan is about three kilometers apart downstream (east of primary road) and Pura Pangubengan upstream.
Pura Pangubengan, located in the greater terrain of Monte Agung, is the nearest to Mount Agung and offers excellent views. Pura Batu Tirtha is approximately ten minutes east of Pura Pangubengan. The Holy water comes to Pura Besakih and Pekraman villages for the Karya Agung ceremony.
The complex’s four shrines represent four types of God at points of view: Pura Batu Madeg to the north, Pura Kiduling to the south, Pura Gelap to the east, and Pura Ulun Kulkul to the west.
In the sanctuary of Meru Tumpang Sebelas at Pura Batu Madeg is discovered Batu ngadei literally standing stone. Vishnu is supposed to come down there. The pesamuan sanctuary (quadrangular-shaped with two 16 poles line) is yet in Pura Batu Madeg’s courtyard in front of Meru Tumpang Sebelas and symbolizes the interaction between Vishnu’s strength and the universe.
Pura Peninjoan-built on a small mountain-is at least 20 minutes southwest of Pura Batu Madeg, along a footpath into the valley and the river. All the temples of Pura Penataran Agung, beaches and southern Bali are in the distance, from here the lovely views include.
On the west is Pura Ulun Kulkul, renowned for the island’s primary and most valuable kulkul. Kulkul is a signaling instrument for the calling or transmission of unique texts. The inscription of Bredah mentions a king in Besakih, on the north side of Pura Ulun Kulkul, and a series of old gamelan called Selonding are preserved.
The Dragon Deity’s residence is Pura Gua, situated on the eastern side of the primary road. There is a large cave in the river canyon in the East, where individuals sometimes practice yoga because of erosion.
Pura Jenggala is also called by local devotees, southwest of Pura Penataran Agung. South of the temple is the Setra Agung burial ground. Sacred statues of stone in the shape of a legendary garuda bird are here. Pura Basukian Puseh Jagat, the main foundation for Pura Besakih, is located southeast of Pura Penataran Agung.
In 1995, Besakih Temple was appointed a World Heritage Site but is still uninvested. At least 70 ceremonies, as each shrines has their own anniversary as well as a large holidays on the basis of the 210-day Balinese Hindu calendar scheme, are held here every year.
The mom of all the village temples, namely Pura Puseh, Pura Desa and Pura Dalem Puri, are Pura Basukian, Pura Penatara Agung, and Pura Dalem Puri. The religious literature in their temples refers to the construction of a temple.
During the day, the temple of Basakih is transformed into a crowded tourist trap with temple guards, branches, hawkers and others. Bear in mind that the right top, sarong, and sash should be wearing. The best time of the day is early in the morning and in the evening, because during those hours the complex is much calmer.
With their traditional Batik shirts, their official guides can easily be identified. The services are not free, but neither are they costly, given the size of the complex. It is not necessary to rent a tour guide for the resort. For leases are sarongs and sashes.
They were also accessible for purchase at many outdoor stalls and negotiations are advisable. Women are prohibited from entering their periods. In the more urban areas, don’t forget to alter cash since the prices are unreliable here.
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BCD-408 Besakih Mother Temple Tour time estimation
- 07.00 – Pick up from Hotel.
- 09.00 – Visit Penglipuran traditional village
- 10.30 – Visit Cepung Waterfall
- 13.00 – Lunch at Mahagiri restaurant with rice terraces view
- 15.00 – Visit Besakih MOTHER Temple
- 16.30 – Transfer Transfer back to hotel
👇 Special offer Besakih Temple tour Bali Services👇
USD 50 per car
* Maximum 5 persons in 1 car
Besakih Mother Temple tour program INCLUSIONS:
- English speaking driver
- Private car with comfort air-conditioned
- Mineral water
- Parking Fee
Price Excludes : Entrance ticket, meals, Donation and other personal expenses like shopping
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