Penglipuran Village Welcomes 40,000 Tourists During Eid Holiday

Penglipuran Village, Bali
Penglipuran Village, Bali

As the Eid holiday of 2024 unfolded, Penglipuran Village witnessed a surge of 40,000 visitors seeking respite in its serene beauty. Each day, this quaint village welcomed up to 6,000 eager explorers, making it a cherished destination for domestic travelers during the festive season on the island of Bali.

Wayan Sumiarsa, Chairman of the Penglipuran Village Management, shared insights into the fluctuating tides of tourist traffic. Despite a slight dip in visits during the fasting month, the onset of Eid festivities reignited the village’s allure, drawing in throngs of holidaymakers.

Data from the Penglipuran Village management revealed a predominantly domestic crowd, with numbers peaking at 6,000 on H+3 of Eid. The breakdown showed 4,187 visitors on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, comprising 3,805 domestic and 381 foreign tourists.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, saw a total of 4,859 visitors, with 4,561 domestic and 298 foreign tourists. The following day, Thursday, April 11, 2024, welcomed 5,941 tourists, including 5,448 domestic and 493 foreign visitors.

Friday, April 12, 2024, witnessed 6,141 tourists, with 5,821 domestic and 320 foreign visitors. The pinnacle occurred on Saturday, April 13, 2024, with 6,751 visitors, comprising 6,121 domestic and 631 foreign tourists.

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“During the fasting month, we observed a decline in visits, averaging around 1,200 per day. However, as Eid approached, we experienced a surge, peaking on Saturday, April 13, 2024,” explained Sumiarsa during a discussion, quoted from detikTravel on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

Comparing to the previous year’s Eid holiday, Penglipuran Village saw an increase from 30,000 to 40,000 tourists in 2024, marking a significant rise of approximately 10,000 visitors.

With increased footfall, the issue of waste management loomed large. Sumiarsa and the management team emphasized the importance of maintaining cleanliness amidst the influx of visitors. They urged tourists to responsibly dispose of trash in designated areas.

“We urge tourists to uphold the cleanliness of the village, especially during peak periods when waste accumulation is inevitable. Let us all contribute to preserving the beauty of Penglipuran Village by disposing of trash thoughtfully,” Sumiarsa concluded.