Updated: Jan 26, 2020
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Taman Ayun Temple
Built-in 1634, the temple is the only temple complex exposing the Balinese traditional building structure, Meru. Taman Ayun, which means beautiful garden, located in the village of Mengwi, 18km west of Denpasar, is indeed one of Bali’s most picturesque temples.
Sakenan Temple was intentionally built to represent the high respect of the local people to Danghyang (Dang Hyang) Asta18 Pura Besakih Paka, a holy priest whose belief was Budha Mahayana. Situated at Serangan Island, warmly blanketed with a beautiful beach and mangrove forest, the Sakenan is often visited by the Hindu followers a day after Kuningan Day (Umanis Kuningan).
Penataran Ped Temple
Situated in the small Nusa Penida Island, the temple poses as a spiritual fortress for Bali, protecting it from unfortunate or dangerous events, either spiritually Pray for holy water, Batuklotok, Klungkung or naturally. Surrounded by the undisturbed rocky coral island in the blue ocean, Penataran Ped Temple is the perfect place for meditation.
The Kehen Temple is located in Bangli regency, about 40 KM away to the eastern part of Denpasar City, just north of the town of Bangli. Kehen is one of the largest temples in Bali and a stirring example of the virtuosity of the stone-carvers of the region.
Pura Besakih Temple
Standing tall at the feet of the grandeur Mount Agung in Karangasem regency, Besakih is the biggest temple in Bali.
About 43 kilometers east of Denpasar, on Padang Bai road, Klungkung, this temple is believed to be one prominent temple in Bali. One of the most sacred temples in Bali, which was built in the 11th century by the high priest “Empu Kuturan”.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana
The huge, private entertainment project stands in proud on the hillside, 2 km south of Four Seasons Junction, just 15 minutes from the airport in Badung regency. The 146-m statue of God Vishnu, located in 240 hectares private cultural park, built in the part is said to be the world’s largest.