Manikliyu Village in Bangli Regency, Bali Province


Surrounded by stunning beaches, various traditions, and other types of attractions, Bali Province never bores tourists. Even visitors can explore many beautiful villages including the one called Manikliyu! So, where is it? The location is in Kintamani Sub-District and it belongs to Bangli Regency. It resides in the west part of Kintamani, actually. Two things that make the village popular are its history and agro-tourism. Not to mention it is located in a strategic area, so it suits the best for the tourism industry. Some people also come to the village to enjoy relaxation.

The Nuance
In terms of size, Manikliyu Village has the total area of 503 hectares. Also, it resides on 1050 meters above the sea level. As for the landscape, it features many farms and hilly areas. This explains why most villagers work as a farmer, but some of them choose to raise cattle and poultry instead. Well, the best benefit when visiting the village is that it comes with a refreshing air and beautiful panorama as it is located on a hill. On top of that, the ambiance is quite peaceful as not many vehicles are seen there.

Exploring Manikliyu Village
The real question is what tourists can do in Manikliyu Village. As many people expect, it is as simple as relaxation. It is because the village offers a nice nuance to relax and eradicate stresses. Aside from lessening, people also decide to come there to enjoy photography. Their favorite objects are the hills, nearby mountains, and the villagers! In this case, it is recommended to choose the right time and spot to take photos. In most cases, it is in the morning when the temperature is refreshing.

Exploration becomes the next reason for visiting Manikliyu Village. That means tourists may get around the site thoroughly and witness all features in it. Not only it helps them to relax, but the activity also gives them a new adventure that they never obtained before. The best spot to visit perhaps is where the pine forest is located! It indeed takes time and some stamina to get there, but the effort is quite rewarding. Have no worries. The route is easy, so everyone doesn’t have to hire a guide during exploration.

Another allure in Manikliyu Village is the history itself. According to the locals, the village was once called Manikmerinci which derived from a name of a man “Manik”. This man had 16 kids, for the information. As for “Merinci”, it has the meaning of abundant fruits. It was used in the name as those kids were able to survive due to such abundance! Well, make sure to talk to the locals for further information regarding the history of the village later.

Nearby Attractions

  • Ulun Danu Temple
  • Gumitir Garden
  • Batur Caldera Geopark

How to Get There
For those coming from Denpasar City, they can directly head to Manikliyu Village through Ahmad Yani Utara Street. The first destination is Bangli Regency and they should head to Kintamani Sub-District afterward. For the information, the distance is 53.7 km so the trip may take around 1 hour and 45 minutes approximately.

Where to Stay

  • Bali Ecolodge
  • Selantang Villa
  • The Green Hotel
  • Catur Dewi Hotel


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