Sukawana Village

Written by on October 1, 2010 in Bali Village with 0 Comments

Sukawana Village

Traditional Village, bali, Sukawana

Situated on the slope of mount Batur, at the highest physical elevation of any human settlement in the island of Bali, the village of Sukawana offers a great panoramic view of Mount Batur and its vicinity; it also provides a good angle for the photographer to capture the beauty of mount Batur, Abang and Agung simultaneously.

This village is also recognized as one of the oldest and most traditional highland communities of Bali Aga or ?mountain Balinese?. Bali Aga communities are well known for preserving their cultural heritage and ritual from the influence of Javanese migration in 11th century A.D. The village of Sukawana is well known for its unique Baris (warrior) dance and great temple anniversary.

The great temple in Sukawana, that its anniversary is celebrated extravagantly is Pura Puncak Penulisan, about 5 km north of Kintamani on the road towards Singaraja. Known also as Pura Tegeh Koripan, Pura Puncak Penulisan is highest temple in Bali. Based on 9th century inscriptions, it is also one of the most ancient temples in the island.


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