Remote Sibetan Bebandem Karangasem Regency, Bali Indonesia Published on: 15-03-2016
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Why Sibetan Village is special ?
Dukuh Sibetan is a village at the foot of the active volcano Gunung Agung, on the road from Rendang to Amlapura. After the last eruption in 1963 Dukuh Sibetan was covered with a layer of ash and rocks so any kind of farming was impossible. The people of the village are aware of their dangerous position. Cultivating the land for agriculture (eg. rice) was impossible. Outside the village Sibetan is surrounded by rice fields and forests. The village lies at an altitude of 400 to 600 meters. One of the few crops. who could survive after the eruption, was the Salak-palm with its snake fruit. The name "snake fruit" with its little white flesh inside has a skin that looks like even snakeskin. As a blessing in disguise is Dukuh Sibetan now the specialist in Salak.
What to explore at Sibetan Village?
Sibetan village is very renowned for its snake fruits, a delicious scaly fruit. Sibetan Village also offers a very beautiful nature with a view of blue sea. The village itself is quiet and traditional, blessed with cool, clean air and a feeling of true serenity. A stroll around the village roads offers breathtakingly beautiful vistas of mountains, palm trees, ant-like villages and in the distance, the blue ocean.
Dukuh Sibetan is comprised of and surrounded by, salak gardens and forest, riddled with tiny paths. A beautiful pond, full of stories and mythology, sits at the bottom of a high cliff dripping with vines and spring water. The villagers invite you to try and feel the spirit of the place.
How to get to Sibetan Village?
The village itself is located in Bebandem Subdistrict and about 5 km from Putung. Driving for around two hours to the east from Denpasar you will find the Sibetan Village.
Sibetan Bebandem Karangasem Regency, Bali Indonesia