Sidemen area is one of the greatest places in Bali that has strong spiritual aura is Sidemen Valley that located at Karangasem regency East of Bali province. There are many temples of Hindu Bali, the majority religion of Balinese people, located in these villages. This village located at the valley, surround of many hill and most of the area is a rice fields that irrigate by Subak, the Balinese traditional water system for rice field. The housing area separated with the field area, the housing area located at the right side from the road, and the field area located at the left side, that make this village very unique. The area is famous for stunning scenery, and a simple, traditional way of life, “peaceful”
Sidemen village has produced masters of Balinese literature and Hindu theology, as well as generations of skillful weavers. For decades, or perhaps millennium, Sidemen have also served as a secluded heaven for the world-weary.
It just several home stay and hotel in this village, but you will not difficulties to find and get an accommodation for travel around this beautiful village. Many tourist, painter, and student from around the world have come to visit this village every year. In Sidemen you will find your place, get the absolute tranquility here.
Sidemen village located at the Karangasem Regency, east part of Bali , in the Sidemen valley is an idyllic place poised 1,400 feet up, on the slopes of Mount Agung , the highest mountain in Bali . Sidemen village is home to about more than 7,000 people, most of them supported by farming. The whole Sidemen village is spread out over three separate river valleys which encompass a population of about 27,000. All castes of traditional Balinese Hindu society are represented here: Brahmana live in Geria, Ksatria in Palace, Waisya in jero, and Sudra in their own house, and there is also a small Muslim populations that the descent of former the soldier of Karangasem palace from Lombok Island when the Karangasem Palace subjugate it, which has long coexisted harmoniously with their Hindu neighbors.
Sidemen are one of the most important places in Bali history. Former, Sidemen is one of the small palaces above Klungkung Palace. The Sidemen Royal Family has strong relationship with Klungkung Palace because the ancestor of both places is a brother. Sidemen also have many unique places with great view. Every part of Sidemen is wonderful. There are not many accommodations in this place. But the hotel/villa is most wanted by travelers and students from all over the world. If you want to life like in Bali some decades before but still comfortable with good facilities you must visit this village. You can also feel the fresh air because the situated far away from hustle and bustle within the cool atmosphere, Sidemen is around 1 hours 30 minutes drive from the Ngurah Rai international airport.
For those who dream of clean. Sidemen are first and foremost a place for peace and introspection. However, should he choose to take his rest in this magic valley, the sophisticated traveler will find that it is in fact an ideal location for enjoying some of the best that Bali has to offer, not all of it entirely restful. There is accommodation available in various local inns and retreat centers, from which one can venture forth in all directions.