The Pejeng village is located in the Petanu River valley in the island of Bali, 5 km outside the buzzing town of Ubud. Is rural area with extensive, and ancient, irrigated rice cultivation.
The village is surrounded by beautiful rice fields and has 44 temples and a museum called Arca. The temples didn’t really impress me as much as others on the island. Although it was nice to explore this untouristed traditional farming village and take part in the daily Balinese life.
One of the most famous things they have in Pejeng is the Moon of Pejeng a bronze kettledrum believed to be the largest bronze-age antiquity in the world. The bronze kettledrum is in the Pura Penataran Sasih (to the right off the main road from Bedulu).
This town has a lively morning market and a night market and plenty of Warungs to taste vegan Balinese and Indonesian food.
Pejeng is also a Wildlife Sanctuary and a great place for birdwatchers.
How to get there: you can easily bike from Ubud to Pejeng, or rent a scooter (~Rp.60,000 $4 day).
Entrance Fee: temples and museum have admission by donation
Dress Code: Sarong is required to enter the temples.
photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha