Sidemen village is located in Karangasem regency, most of its people life as farmer, artist and seller. Formerly Sidemen was a small palace, has strong relationship with Klungkung kingdom.
Sidemen village is surrounded by many hill and most of the area is a paddy 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.
For decades, Sidemen village has also served as a secluded heaven for the world-weary. There are several home-stays and hotels in this village so you will not find difficulties to get accommodation when travel around this beautiful village. Many tourist, painter, and student from around the world has come to this village every year. In Sidemen you will find your place, get the absolute tranquility here.
If you want to life in Bali like some decades before but still comfortable with good facilities you must visit this village. Villager also happy to welcome you to stay at their house they will give you a room. You can also feel the fresh air because the village situated far away from hustle and bustle.
Sidemen village is around 1 hours 30 minutes drive from the Ngurah Rai international airport. Sixty years ago, the renowned painter Walter Spies moved from Ubud to the Sidemen area to seek peace and inspiration. He felt that Ubud had already become too crowded. In Sidemen he found his place.