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PENATARAN SASIH (PURA PENATARAN SASIH)

Welcome to the Penataran Sasih temple, or Pura Penataran Sasih in the calm and charming historical village of Pejeng, Gianyar! This temple is nested in Gianyar regency, just around 6 kilometers north from the town. 
If you’re fond of archeology and ancient legends, the place should have your imagination wandering back in ancient times better than an Indiana Jones movie. You will find there the “moon of Pejeng”, an artifact made of a meteorite and bronze alloy. 
 
  
According to legends, the Moon of Pejeng was the wheel of the chariot pulling the moon, which felt of the sky down to Earth. 
 
 
Archeologists believed it to be the largest single-cast bronze kettle-drum in the world and the largest relic discovered from South East Asia Bronze Age.
 
 
Over the different eras, this temple has served as one of the most significant places of worship during the Balinese kingdoms. This temple has existed during the island pre-Hindu era, and was the place of worship for the Balinese indigenous belief at the time. These days, this temple's annual celebrations are held in the 9th month of the Balinese calendar. 

Tirta Empul Temple is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, in Gianyar, 40 km from Denpasar. This holy place is said to have holy power and is a place for pilgrimage.      This temple was built in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty, at this site that had a large water spring. The temple was ...

TIRTA GANGGA

Somewhere in the beautiful east side of Bali, just 15 minutes away from the calm and friendly capital of Karangasem regency named Amlapura, there is a jewel of cross-culturally influenced architecture to be found. This particular gem is a water palace called Tirta Gangga. Built in 1948 by the last Karangasem Raja, the Water palace ...

THE SACRED MONKEY FOREST

Located on the south end of, well, the Monkey Forest Road, the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is an invitation for a short walk in the jungle and a visit the Dalem Agung Padantegal, a temple under the protection of monkeys. It’s quite fun to see them play around in the trees and even take a dive in the small pond near the temple. As for ...

TANAH LOT TEMPLE (PURA TANAH LOT)

Pura Tanah Lot, located in Tabanan (20 km away from Denpasar) is one of the seven sea temples of Bali. Each one was built within eyesight of the next and form a chain along the south-western coast of the island. Proudly perched on an off-shore rock shaped by centuries of ocean tireless fury, Tanah Lot has been part of Balinese mythology for ...

ULUWATU TEMPLE (PURA ULUWATU)

Together with Pura Tanah Lot, Pura Uluwatu is the most recognizable symbol of Bali. It is believed that a smaller temple existed before, but it was expanded during the 11th century. The temple protects Bali against the evil spirit of the ocean. Pura Uluwatu is striking, not only by its beauty, but foremost for its location: The temple is ...

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Bali has sure seen the birth and progress of numerous bands this year, and here we are, happy to do our part related to the births and happenings related to the island's music scene! We are sure passionate to cheer for the newcomers to make their way and earn their place, of course starting in the local scene.   This week we...

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