Kemenuh Traditional Village, Gianyar Bali

The island of Bali has a number of traditional villages that have been opened as tourist attractions. Usually some traditional villages offer historical tourism, religious tourism, and cultural tourism for tourists, depending on the prominent characteristics of each village.

Well, recently the residents of Kemenuh Traditional Village in Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency have transformed the surrounding area into an attractive natural tourist attraction.

You can reach Kemenuh Traditional Village in about an hour from Denpasar and about 30 minutes if you depart from Gianyar city center. 

Surrounded by several famous tourist attractions such as Tegenungan Waterfall, Goa Gajah, and Kemenuh Butterfly Park, this beautiful place offers fresh, clear river water and shady forests.

Yes, in the Kemenuh Traditional Village, you can visit the Petanu River. Petanu River flows from Tampak Siring and then flows into Tegenungan Waterfall.

the water flow is not too strong, you can swim and play in the water without fear of being swept away. There are also booths for changing clothes and special showers for rinsing off after bathing in the river.  

The unspoiled environment is truly a tranquil atmosphere, both for the body and the soul. There is no roar of vehicle engines. The only sounds are the melodious chirping of birds and the rustling of leaves in the trees.

Not only rivers, the monkey forest in the Kemenuh Traditional Village is also famous for the existence of long-tailed macaques. After playing in the water, try walking a few meters into the forest to see the monkeys. Usually these primates will leave the nest in the morning and evening.

There is a special way to call the monkeys, which is by hitting a kentong (wooden block) hanging from a tree trunk. It sounds like a sign that the food is ready. However, as they are still wild, the monkeys are a little sensitive to human presence. So be careful and keep your distance..

Don't forget to give them bananas to befriend them.

Before heading to Kemenuh Traditional Village, you can buy bananas and peanuts for your lunch. The bananas and peanuts can also be useful for interacting with the monkeys around the village.

Before entering the village, you should prepare your own food and drinks, as there are no stalls around. Also, avoid wearing excessive jewelry and carrying too much luggage and bags that have many straps. As this may trigger the monkeys to pull them away from you.