Pinggan Village in Bangli Regency, Bali Province
Visiting traditional villages located in Bali Province has become a new hobby for some tourists in Indonesia. Well, when visiting Bangli Regency, it is better to drop by at Pinggan Village. It resides in Kintamani Sub-District, actually. Not only tourists have the chance to learn local traditions, but they are also able to witness the best sunrise view there. It is because the village is located in a highland and faces the east (where the sun rises). That means the village is suitable to enjoy several fun activities like sightseeing, photography, and trekking.
As mentioned before, Pinggan Village is located on a highland. No wonder, it features cold and refreshing air, especially in the morning. The best allure is definitely the sunrise in the early morning, which looks so clear and beautiful! It is because the village faces directly to the east. The next impressive feature is the lush landscape of weeds and trees that surround the village. Not to mention tourists are able to witness the pristine view of mountains up there. If they come early enough in the morning, a thick fog may accompany them during exploration.
Exploring Pinggan Village
The most common reason to visit Pinggan Village is to watch the beautiful panorama, especially in the morning. Not only the village comes with a stunning background of mountains, but it also has a perfect sunrise! No wonder, most people come early in the morning to witness such mesmerizing sun view. It is true tourists need to take their time to get to the best spot for sightseeing and enjoying photography.
It is true sightseeing and photography become two most common activities to do in Pinggan Village. However, visitors also come here to enjoy relaxation. Thanks to the fresh mountain atmosphere and serene environment. The village, somehow, soothes all visitors. The best thing is everyone is allowed to enter and explore the village without any fee. It is free! What they need to avoid is littering or spoiling the nature. For first-timers, it is recommended to hire a local guide who can tell both direction and information efficiently. Have no worries. It doesn’t cost much as people may think. In fact, if tourists are lucky enough, they can get such services freely!
Before visiting Pinggan Village, tourists should consider several important tips. The fact is the village resides in a highland, so it comes with a cold temperature. Thus, in order to avoid discomfort, everyone should wear warm and proper clothes while coming there. Also, the best time to visit the village is between September and November where the sunrise comes in the best condition with the perfect weather. For those coming to the site to do a pre-wedding photo session, though, they must get villagers’ concern first to avoid problems.
- Batur Mountain
- Batur Lake
- Trunyan Village
How to Get There
From Denpasar City, tourists can take any local transportation service and head to Pinggan Village right away. The first destination is Bangli Regency and they can head to Kintamani Sub-District. The last thing to do is to get to the village right away. The whole trip takes approximately 2 hours and 22 minutes, as the distance is 75.5 km. For the best route, though, it is recommended to take Nusantara Street.
Where to Stay
- Bunbulan Hill Hostel
- Gede Homestay
- Explorer Ecolodge