Peliatan Tourist Attractions
By road: from Denpasar north-east on the Ubud road. Peliatan is a few kilometers before Ubud.Bus and bemo: regular services from Denpasar-Kereneng and from Ubud.The village of Peliatan, half way between Ubud and Mas, is favored by visitors who want a quiet country holiday, well away from the bustle of the tourist centres. It has a number of hotels in different categories, and in the last few years one or two with a high standard of amenity have been opened.Two of the best known Balinese dance groups are based in Peliatan, and their rehearsals, in the former princely palace of Puri Agung, are sometimes open to the public (information in Ubud).
The picture gallery of Agung Rai is the largest of its kind on Bali.Agung Rai, a scion of a princely family, has been for many years a committed collector and patron of Balinese art. He has given many Balinese artists the opportunity of showing their work to a wider public and making a livelihood by selling them; and he invests the profit from works sold in the showroom attached to the gallery in the purchase of further works, thus building up his collection to its present considerable size.
Peliatan is not a particularly interesting village, and its temples are not of particular importance, with one exception - Pura Pande, the Temple of the Smiths. It is a reminder that on Bali each professional group has its own temple, dedicated to the gods who offer its members protection and counsel.The Pura Pande has a very handsome covered gate (candi korung) built of red brick and white tufa. On the protective wall (aling-aling) beyond the gate designed to keep out demons is a fine Garuda figure. There is another aling-aling in front of the steps leading up to the innermost precinct of the temple.