Petul village is the best tranquility of Bali. About a 15-minute drive north of the popular downtown Ubud, it’s the perfect place to experience the village life that the locals have been doing for centuries. The landscape has countless green leaves, and as far as you can see, there are many rice fields and forests. But it’s not only the spectacular panoramas, but also the birds that really make this place unique and attract tourists here.
Thousands of large wild white heron fly to Petulu every night, competing for the best seats, then perching on the trees along the road to become a small tourist attraction. Herons (mainly herons in Java ponds) began visiting Petulu in 1965 for no apparent reason. Villagers believe that despite the smell and clutter, they bring good luck (like tourists). Locals still to this day believe that each bird represents someone lost during the massacre.