Trunyan Village : The Ancient One

January 1st, 2015 | by TheJourneyMagz
Trunyan Village : The Ancient One

Trunyan is a village located in the district of Kintamani,Bangli, Bali, Indonesia. Trunyan located near Lake Batur.It is known as the village of the original Balinese or the Bali Aga.

The people of Trunyan is the descendant of the original inhabitants of Bali Island, predate the Hindu-Javanese immigration wave. There for they still kept the ancient tradition held until today. The origin of the word of Trunyan is Taru means tree, being Menyan means fragrant. This Menyan Taru tree only grows in this area, Taru menyan which later became known as Terunyan, which is believed to be the origin of the name of the village.


The village is also famous for its temple, the Pancering Jagat temple, but unfortunately visitors are not allowed inside.There are also a couple of traditional Bali Aga-style dwellings, and a large banyan tree, which
is said to be more than 1,100 years old. At Kuban sub-village close to Trunyan is a mysterious cemetery that is separated by the lake and accessible only by boat – there is no path along the steep walls of the crater rim.


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