Name Nyuh Kuning itself according to the old parents is a place to hide at the time of Dutch colonization derived from the word ‘Nyeh’ which means ‘fear’ and Keuningan which means ‘caught’. Nyeh Kelun that in long time becomes Nyuh Kuning (yellow coco trees) means fear of getting caught or a place where people used to hide and fear caught by the invaders. Another opinion has also been said by old rang old with the name Nyuh Yellow because in many yellow coconut trees.
Nyuh Kuning is also a pekraman village which has Pura Kahyangan Tiga and its own setra or cemetery. Usually in Bali is the only one that exists of some banjars only has one Pura Kahyangan Tiga and one grave that are together. But Nyuh Kuning has it’s own regardless of Mas adat village.
Banjar Nyuh kuning was awarded as the 4th cleanest area in 2006 and ranked 2nd in 2012. Currently, Nyuh Kuning banjar is also in the process of planting 5000 jepun (frangipani) trees all over the Nyuh Kuning banjar area.
Although its official status is a sub-district of Gianyar, Bali, Ubud is named one of the top 15 cities in the world by travel media, Travel + Leisure.
The annual annual award titled “Worlds Best” is obtained from a survey of readers. Evaluation based on experience and attractions, culture, culinary, residents, shopping, and overall value.
Getting the same score of 90.13, Ubud managed to build the ninth best city in the world, and give the best status in Asia. “List of the best cities in our world of info readers who are interested in Asia, there are seven of the 15 urban destinations in Asia,” explained Travel + Leisure website.
Here is a list of 15 Best Cities in the World Travel + Leisure version:
1. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2. Charleston, USA
3. Chiang Mai, Thailand
4. Kyoto, Japan
5. Florence, Italy
6. Oaxaca, Mexico
7. Hoi An, Vietnam
8. Cape Town, South Africa
9. Ubud, Indonesia
10. Luang Prabang, Laos
11. Santa Fe, USA
12. Rome, Italy
13. Siem Reap, Cambodia
14. Udaipur, India
15. Barcelona, Spain