Trunyan and Penglipuran Village Day Tour: Get to Know the Traditional Bali

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Trunyan and Penglipuran Village Day Tour is a trip to see Balinese unique custom and tradition. This takes you to the mystical Trunyan Village and traditional Penglipuran Village in northern Bali. You must’ve known that Bali is not only about tropical beaches with awe-inspiring sunset (or sunrise). Bali is full of unique customs and traditions. While southern Bali is popular for its crowded beaches and modern nightlife, areas in northern Bali are usually calmer and humbler. So, if you want to get to know more of this beautiful island, make sure to put this Bali day tour in your itinerary! Trunyan and Penglipuran Village Day Tour is perfect for the eccentrics who are into cultural studies (and mystical stories). If you are one of them, you will be thrilled to know what you will see during this tour.

Trunyan Village

Trunyan Village lies at the foot of Mount Batur, adjacent to Lake Batur. This isolated ‘hidden’ village can only be reached by boat. This is where Bali Aga people live and preserve their unique funeral custom. While some people buried their deceased ones or cremated them, Bali Aga people in Trunyan Village have their own way. They simply put the dead body on the ground, cover it with bamboo cage, and leave it there. Won’t it smell bad, you ask? No, it won’t, thanks to the nice-smelling tree Taru Menyan which towers majestically nearby. The name of this ancient banyan tree is also believed to be the derivation of the village’s name.

The fastest way to reach Seme Wayah, the area where dead bodies are placed and left, is by boarding onto a boat from Trunyan Village. It will take approximately 15 minutes to arrive. There, you will see human skulls and bones. You can even spot corpse still intact if someone in the village happens to recently die during your visit.

Penglipuran Village

Another exceptional village in northern Bali is Penglipuran Village. While you can catch a sight of the unique funeral custom in Trunyan, here you can observe Balinese traditional architecture. The name is an acronym of Balinese words pengeling and pura, literally means ‘to remember the holy place [of the ancestors]’. In 2016, Penglipuran Village is seen as one of the top three best villages in the world. Unwind yourself in the calming vibes you’ll feel all over the area!

Do you know? Penglipuran Village is also awarded with a kalpataru, an award given to a person or a group of people for preserving the environment in Indonesia. You won’t see any single piece of rubbish there! Besides the prohibition to litter in the area, villagers and visitors are also forbidden to smoke outside the provided area. Moreover, motor vehicles are also not allowed to go inside the village area. All of them should be put in the garage behind the houses, away from the area. How cool this village is!

If you are interested in visiting those two exclusive villages in Bali, Wandernesia is here to assist you. Visit their official website at wandernesia.com (or hit that link) to learn more about this offer! Contact Wandernesia to get your ticket for the magical trip you won’t forget!

Traveling to Malaysia; A Full Travel Guide

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Malaysia is one of the best destinations in Southeast Asia for you to travel. The country with  the amazing diversity of ethnic provides many attractions for the travelers. Everything from exploring the jungles, hiking, enjoying the tropical beaches, diving and snorkeling, culinary tour, and also see the wonderful cultural heritages.

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Complete Highlights

Those who travel to Malaysia for the first time mostly choose to visit the peninsula. You can visit Sabah and Sarawak too if you have enough time and understand the country better.You can visit Penang Island that has the amazing history, culture, and delicious cuisines.The most beautiful national parks of the country are at the east. It is Taman Negara National Park; the 130 million years old park with virgin forests. Otherwise, visit Perhentian Islands for enjoying beautiful beaches and the wonderful underwater world.

Popular Destinations in Malaysia

Some most popular destinations in Malaysia are Langkawi with its beautiful beaches and limestone karsts; Kuching that houses classy accommodations, museums and some options for day trips; Kuala Lumpur, the modern, busy and green capital city of Malaysia; Kinabalu Park with the spectacular natural wonders of the Malaysia’s highest mountain; and Melaka the historic city that has become cultural exchange and trade city for over 600 years.

Besides, Malaysia also has many other destinations for the amazing holidays, such as Pangkor Island, Sipandan for diving, Kinabatangan River the longest river in Sabahfor enjoying wildlife adventure, Danum Valley to enjoy the pristine jungles, and Kuala Terengganu.

Great Places for Outdoors Enjoyment

For those who love outdoor activities, some places that are best to visit are such as Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park that offers stunning water activities and lush jungle adventures; Mantanani Islands that also provides wonderful experiences of tropical archipelago holiday; and Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center that preserves the orphaned orangutan babies to be released after they are ready.

Best Time to Go

The wettest period of Malaysia is in November and February. The wet season in the west coast of peninsula Malaysia is between May and September. Even though it is rain or not, the climate in the country is still hot and humid every day.

How Long the Holiday and How much It Cost?

To travel to Malaysia and explore all of the top destinations, you will need three to four weeks of traveling time. The expenses for standard living cost will be about US$20-25 per day for simple accommodation, street foods, and cheap transport and not drink alcohol too much. For a more comfortable trip, you may need US$35-45 of daily expense. Meanwhile, if you choose to stay at a resort, you should prepare US$100 – $150 or higher per day for the accommodation only.

Traveling to Malaysia will be much cheaper if you choose cheap airlines like Malaysia AirAsia. Book the flights in the right booking website so you will direct to the cheapest flights available every day. Airpaz is the best place where you can find the best flights.