Royalty Free Sound Effects & Sound Libraries
There’s a small village just outside of Ubud, Bali that’s home to thousands of herons, known as Petulu. This village has become a sanctuary for the birds, and every day at around 5 am (although we recommend arriving at 6 am), the herons wake up and start their daily activities. It’s a spectacular sight, with the birds flying and chirping as the sun rises and the villagers begin their day.
The activity of thousands of birds chirping and flying while the sun comes up is one of the most beautiful and unique experiences you can have in Bali. The village of Petulu has become famous for its heron sanctuary, with many birdwatchers and nature lovers coming from around the world to witness the sight. But it’s not just the herons that make this village special – the soundscape of Petulu is a symphony of sounds that you won’t find anywhere else.
During our visit to Petulu, we recorded a mini sound library that includes the sounds of rooster calls, people cleaning the streets, drums from a nearby temple, and a scooter passing by. We even captured the sound of the temple guard waking up the village with several massive rings of a bell – an experience that you won’t forget anytime soon. Luckily, we were across the street, so we could record this sound as well!
The sound library of Petulu is a unique collection of ambient sounds that will transport you to Bali and give you a sense of the daily life of the village. The sounds of nature, combined with the sounds of the village, create a harmonious soundscape that’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard. It’s a perfect audio library for nature documentaries, podcasts, and anyone who wants to add a touch of Bali to their projects.
In conclusion, if you’re ever in Bali, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the village of Petulu and witness the heron sanctuary for yourself. It’s an unforgettable experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. And if you want to capture the sounds of the village, make sure to bring your recording equipment and create your own unique sound library.
Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?
Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use!
If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.