Penglipuran Village is an indigenous village and is located in Bangli district, Bali. Since it is located at the foot of Mount Batur, it enjoys cool air. The village,which was opened as a tourist destination in 1993, has strict rules on hygiene, waste disposal and landscaping, which all villagers must abide by. In February 2016, the village was acknowledged as one of the top three cleanest villages in the world. The other two villages that were recognised for their cleanliness are Giethoorn and Mawlynnong, which are respectively located in the north western province of Overijssel in the Netherlands and in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya in India. The main road of this village is made of rock mountains and have also been modified into paving or stone conblocks . Each house has a 1.5 x 1.5 square meters front yard and is used to plant eight types of flowering plants - hibiscus, rose, bougainvillea, lavender, sunflower, marigold and frangipani . Local women are often seen sitting at the entrance of their homes and eagerly waiting for visitors to approach them for a short tour within their compound in return for a small donation. They also set up food stalls and/or souvenir stalls and visitors are most welcome to support the local business by purchasing the products. There are also three beautiful temples and rest areas in the village. Visitors can also choose to visit the beautiful bamboo forest nearby, where you will catch local boys selling local food products and drinks.
In this Learning Experience, you will learn how a traditional community empowers its members to be involved in community-based tourism in order to generate income for their families. You will also learn how these villagers use bamboo, harvest rainwater and tap natural sunlight effectively. This Learning Experience is suitable for students Year 1 to Year 3. Note: The reflection phase will take place under Point A.