This is a story or something like a confession delivered by community of Ubud when asked about the uniqueness of their region. “I do not know for sure whether it is related to the culture, natural beauty, hospitality of the people or anything else. I am not so confident,” said one of the residents. He added when those aspects were all said to be the charm to draw tourist visits, the other regions also have them. “And theirs are even better,” said the man. But the problem is why the other regions are less well known than Ubud? “Oh, I do not know about that,” he added.
Within the Balinese society, there is a term known as taksu or divine vibration. It is something invisible that has a tremendous energy so that a place, area, object, person and the others turn very attractive. Probably, there are no definitions exactly correct about the taksu. It is difficult to describe it in sentences, let alone with a single word or term. Taksu is taksu. Perhaps, such a power is better to be enjoyed, impregnated and appreciated. Bali has taksu so that it becomes the leading tourist destination in Indonesia. Even, it has become one of the most unique destinations around the globe. Ubud has taksu, Kuta has taksu, Tanah Lot has taksu and Besakih Temple has taksu and so forth.
Creative and unique are the first impression can be captured when witnessing the Penglipuran Village…