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Commonly known as the ‘land of ten thousand temples,’ Bali’s puras (literally translated as ‘space surrounded by a wall’) are truly omnipresent and seemingly innumerable.  Known as the meeting points of humans and gods, temples are an inseparable element of Balinese life ranging in size and purpose from the small family temples in every compound to the pura puseh, pura des... Read more
This village, whose name translates to ‘watch
out for yourself’ after the slogan of the
Dalem Temple Jagaraga

This village, whose name translates to ‘watch out for yourself’ after the slogan of the resistance led by the prince and national hero Gusti Ketut Jelantik agains the Dutch in the 1840’s, is the site of another baroquely designed Temple of The Dead dedicated to Durga.  Extravagant sculptures of the witch Rangda mark the domin...

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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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One of the temples that are a part of the myriad in this area, the
original structure of this temple
Desa Temple Sukawati

One of the temples that are a part of the myriad in this area, the original structure of this temple was destroyed in 1917 but has since been rebuilt into a two-courtyard structure, the inner courtyard of which is protected by a massive kori agung, or towering gate.  The temple is a part of the concept of “Tri Kahyangan or Tri Murti&rdqu...

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Every temple in Bali has a historical legacy in the form of
statues, pelinggih and the temple buildi
Gaduh Temple

Every temple in Bali has a historical legacy in the form of statues, pelinggih and the temple building itself. The name of the temple Gaduh” originated from the word “gagaduhan”, meaning, shrine to the King of Bali. This is the place from where a sacred king ruled and later transformed into a place of worship. A massive stone h...

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Located in the village of Batuan that was once a center for high
caste Brahman families of Siwa and
Gede Mecaling Temple

Located in the village of Batuan that was once a center for high caste Brahman families of Siwa and Buddhist sects, the area’s main temple was constructed on what was considered a cursed site for centuries, the Palace of the Balinese demon giant, Jero Gede Mecaling who resided there until he was driven away to Nusa Penida.  The demon...

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