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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
Located in the very rural village of Pakraman Sawagunung, is the
Pura Pengukur Ukaran meaning &lsquo
Pengukur Ukaran Temple

Located in the very rural village of Pakraman Sawagunung, is the Pura Pengukur Ukaran meaning ‘Temple Where All Things Are Measured.’ It was built in the 12th century and sits on the edge of a ravine where to the side are massive stone steps that lead to Goa Garba (‘The Womb’) on the banks of the river below.  This cave...

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‘Tenget” means Holy Ground. This temple is also
made from white coral and is steeped
Petitenget Temple

‘Tenget” means Holy Ground. This temple is also made from white coral and is steeped in mystical power.  Built by the 16th century Hindu-Javanese priest, Sanghyang Niaratha who was said to have visited this area before he died in Uluwatu. The lovely stretch of beach in front of the temple is the location for many grand and elab...

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Constructed from black lava rock, Pura Ponjok
Batu was built in the 15th century and overlooks a sma
Ponjok Batu Temple

Constructed from black lava rock, Pura Ponjok Batu was built in the 15th century and overlooks a small stone ponjok (projection).  It lies atop a circular hill surrounded by a six-sided wall with three entrances while inside the holy inner courtyard is a walled island containing limestone shrines.  The pura was built in homage to Danghyan...

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Resting above Lake Bratan atop the summit rim of
Gunung Catur, Pura Pucak Mangu is another one of Ba
Pucak Mangu Temple

Resting above Lake Bratan atop the summit rim of Gunung Catur, Pura Pucak Mangu is another one of Bali’s holy sad-kahyangan directional temples that was built by the first king of Mengwi.  This remote jungle pura is remotely located and difficult to access via a 6km trek but once at the clearing where the temple is located there are amaz...

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Another beautiful temple is the Pura Puncak
Mundi where the views are simply stunning. This place is
Puncak Mundi Temple

Another beautiful temple is the Pura Puncak Mundi where the views are simply stunning. This place is the highest point of Nusa Penida, at some 521 metres above sea level. Pura Puncak Mundi is located in Rata, Klumpu Village, Nusa Penida. Sacred ceremony in this temple is comes once every 210 days, namely on Umanis Anggarakasih Prangbakat (based on ...

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