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  Ubud is the very heart of Bali - both geographically and metaphorically – Bali’s cultural capital where art and craft intermingle and all manner of eccentrics, autocrats, hippies, bohemians, altruists, gourmets, Bali royalty, and of course, artists form an intriguing amalgamation that feels so much more connected to the local culture than in resort enclaves elsewhere in Bali. ... Read more


This Ubud royal temple is more specifically a penyawang temple,
one specifically dedicated to the
Batur Sari Temple

This Ubud royal temple is more specifically a penyawang temple, one specifically dedicated to the deity of Lake Batur. This was made to spare the royal family from the arduous journey to the mountain lake.  During its odalan (annual temple anniversary) a large dance stage is set up in order to provide entertainment for the gods. The clima...

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Pura Desa Gede Peliatan is located in Peliatan, a village famous
for it’s royal families and h
Desa Gede Peliatan Temple

Pura Desa Gede Peliatan is located in Peliatan, a village famous for it’s royal families and history of performing arts, most notably dancers and musicians.  Pura Desa Gede Peliatan is a compound of adjoining temples, the Pura Puseh, Pura Desa and Pura Agung.  The temples features incredibly elaborate sculptures and traditional pain...

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Set atop the rocky gorge where two branches of the Wos River
meet in Campuhan (translated as the con
Gunung Lebah Temple

Set atop the rocky gorge where two branches of the Wos River meet in Campuhan (translated as the confluence of two rivers) 1.5km from Ubud; this dramatically situated temple was built in the 8th century by the Javanese high priest and founder of Ubud, Rsi Markandya.  The name of the temple itself literally means ‘temple situated in a mou...

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An Ubud water temple built in homage to Goddess Saraswati, who
is the goddess of literature, learnin
Kemuda Saraswati Temple

An Ubud water temple built in homage to Goddess Saraswati, who is the goddess of literature, learning and the arts.  It is the seat of Ubud's royal Sukawati family and was founded in the late 19th century by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, who created a dance stage in front of the temple entrance and a massive water garden overflowing with lotus flower...

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