Interesting Villages to Visit in Bali

Bali is home to numerous interesting villages, each offering its own unique charm and attractions. Some of the notable villages to visit in Bali include:

Trunyan Village

Trunyan or Terunyan is a Balinese village located on the eastern shore of Lake Batur, a caldera lake in Kintamani Regency, central Bali, Indonesia. Other than as an isolated home of the Bali Aga people, the village is particularly unique for the their tradition in treating the deceased. Instead of burning the bodies, as commonly done for the Hindu Balinese by way of ngaben, The Trunyan people leave dead bodies are placed on ground.

Tenganan Village

Desa Tenganan or Tenganan Pegringsingan is a village in Karangasem Bali. It is now one of the very few villages in Bali that still has a well-preserved Bali Aga culture. Best time to visit is when they hold the Mekare-Kare tradition every June and Perang Pandan (Pandan leaf war) on July.

Penglipuran Village

Penglipuran Village is a traditional Balinese Village located in Bangli Regency, Central Bali, about half an hour’s drive from Gianyar. The best time to visit is around Galungan time, when rows of penjor (bamboo poles with weaving of coconut leaves and offerings suspended at the end) line up and decorate the village.

Celuk Village

Bali has Celuk Village as its silver jewelry producing area. Most of the villagers here are gold and silversmith, and not only you can shop for high quality jewelries, you can also learn to make and craft them yourselves.

Batu Bulan Village

Batubulan Village is a tourism village in Sukawati, Gianyar that is popular as one of the most artistic and creative villages in Bali. There are many types of traditional dances being performed such as the Barong dance, Kecak, to the beautiful Legong dance.

Mas Village

Desa Mas is popular for its high quality wood carving that makes Balinese art famous around the world. A visit to this village, you will get to see the carvings being made, and also purchase it yourself. This place located about six km south of Ubud.

Batuan Village

Batuan Village is famous for its traditional painting, although it is also a center for wood carving and dancing. This is where you can find Balinese fine art at its truest form, with no influence from the western or any other artistic style.


Denpasar has a fascinating history and whole lot of Dutch influence. This is the main center of culture and activities in Bali. With its white sand beaches, this region provides the perfect spot for the famous Bali sunsets and a thrilling surfing experience. Denpasar has several interesting places such as Puputan Park, Bali Museum, Renon Park and Badung Market.


This is a surfers paradise! The waves on the beach of Kuta are high and strong, ideal for a good surfing experience. This is also the sole entry point of southern Bali and has become a thriving spot of nightlife and luxury resorts. It offers the best of both worlds, the traditional setting with a modern lifestyle.


This is the heart of Bali, it is literally at the very center of the island, close to the mountains and the beaches alike. You can enjoy ancient temples, large rice fields and most importantly some amazing artwork. Some of the typical arts that you can enjoy in Ubud Village are carving, sculpture, dance, painting and many others. This is also the most recommended place to find your accommodation if backpacking.


This is Klungkung, whose size and status today do not do this regency’s history justice. Klungkung was in fact the heart of Bali’s arts and traditions back in the 16th century, where it played a central role in cementing the Balinese culture we see today.


Tebola Sidemen Village is an alternative as a tourist destination on the island of the Gods, especially for the East Bali area. This tourist village is located in the Banjar Adat Tabola, Sidemen Village, Sidemen District, Karangasem Regency.


Tabanan regency is a region in the province of Bali, which is known as the rice granary of Bali island, because most of its territory covering rice fields and most of its population are farmers with much of their income is in agriculture and plantations. Tabanan also has some very interesting places to visit such as mountains, lake, sacred places (temples), rice terrace, beaches, etc and make it as one of the regions that have the most favorite and most visited tourist destinations on the island of Bali.


Mengwi is worth to explore. There are many tourism objects that you can visit there such as Taman Ayun, beaches and museum. You will find Ogoh ooh museum and mansusa Yadnya museum there.


Sayan Village is one of the villages in Ubud. The first three great potentials are natural tourism, potential opportunities for water tubing tourism, and also the potential of Puri Sayan as a heritage tourism object in Sayan Village, which is being planned by the village government and local communities.


Jatiluwih area has always been known as one of the regions in Bali that produces great quality of rice. Jatiluwih is located in the highlands (700 meters above the sea levels), and nearby the second tallest volcano in Bali, Mount Batukaru, The area has hilly contours with fertile soils and offers an incredible scenery. It spans more than 53,000 hectares agriculture fields covered mostly with rice terraces.


In Penatahan there is a hot spring on the banks of the YehHo River, namely Penatahan Hot Spring. Spring water contains sulfur, potassium and sodium and is therefore very curative for skin diseases. The source is 9 private bathrooms and two swimming pools. Batukaru Temple, one of the six Sad Kahyangan (holiest temples) in Bali, is located north of Penatahan. This temple is very beautiful. The building is overgrown with weeds and moss, making it look like a temple that could have appeared straight out of a movie.


Munduk is a small traditional Balinese village located at an altitude of about 700 meters in the north of Bali. Set amidst impressive rice fields and clove tree groves.


Belimbing Village is not very popular compared to Tegalalang and Jatiluwih attractions, but believes the beauty of the terraced rice fields offered in Belimbing village can be compared to the two popular tourist attractions, especially in this place the atmosphere is more calm and peaceful because there are still visitors this place.


Visitors usually arrive in Pemuteran on the north coast road from Lovina or Singaraja or from the west at Gilimanuk. It is the nearest beach from the ferry terminal, with a 45-minute to an hour’s worth of a ride.


Every evening beginning after 5pm, up to 20,000 big herons fly in to Petulu, a village about 2.5km north of Jl Raya Ubud, squabbling over the prime perching places before settling into the trees beside the road and becoming a tourist attraction.


The residents of the Kemenuh Indigenous Village in Sukawati Subdistrict, Gianyar Regency changed the surrounding area to attractive natural tourism. Surrounded by several famous tourist attractions such as Tegenung Waterfall, Goa Gajah, and the Kemenuh Butterfly Garden, this beautiful place offers fresh, clear river water and shady forests.


Lovina is used for the stretch of seven traditional villages, which all slightly merge into one over ten kilometersof 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


Singaraja is the capital of the Buleleng regency in North Bali. Once a historic Dutch capital during colonial times, the town still retains a colonial vibe of wide streets and antiquated buildings. It’s an excellent stop for those interested in learning a bit of the island’s history.

Kelecung Village

Kelecung Village is a very beautiful landscape. It is located in Tegalmengkeb Village, Selemadeg Timur, Tabanan. We can play on the beach which is directly adjacent to the Indian Ocean. From here we can also see the majesty of Mount Batukaru which stands tall and mighty. As a village located on the coast of Kelecung Beach, visitors can enjoy the waves that make us release all the fatigue of the hustle and bustle of the city.

Pelaga, Petang Village

This village is situated at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level. Petang Village is one of the villages used a tourist destination in Bali and also offers an original village atmosphere with beautiful Balinese life in natural nuances. Petang Village is located in Petang Sub-District, Badung Regency around 47 km from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Kertalangu cultural village

Kertalangu Cultural Village in Bali is the perfect place to learn and see all about Balinese cultures. Located in the middle of 80-hectares everlasting rice cultivation at Jl.By Pass Ngurah Rai, Sanur. This is the complete and suitable place where you can see all about Bali in one spot.

Serangan cultural village

Serangan Village as a potential area is a representation of Denpasar City Government’s policy on environmental conservation, history and cultural values, the interests of the world of education, and the interests of cultural tourism full of attractions.

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