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SADHA KAPAL TEMPLE (PURA SADHA KAPAL)

Built in the 18th century, Pura Sadha Kapal is a dynastic sanctuary for the Mengwi Royal family.

Destroyed by an Earthquake in 1917, it was restored in the 1950’s. The Pura Sada is dedicated to the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Pura Sadha Kapal is a beautiful red brick temple, with its famous carved and decorated Candi Betar (a 16 meter-high split gateway at the entrance), which are the only parts having survived the earthquake.

Also noticeable are the stone seats carved to honor worthy warriors who died on the battlefield.
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 ...

A name that must have given cold sweats to many Balinese of the 18th century until the 1940’s! The Royal Court of Justice in Semarapura was the place where serious offenses were judged. Semarapura used to be the capital of Bali when it was a kingdom. Most royal families are from the Klungkung area, who played a vital role in the ...

Pura Lingsar is a historical site that tells lots of stories about the Sasak tribe, the indigenous people of the island of Lombok - West Nusa Tenggara and their spiritual journey as a tribe since centuries ago. This temple complex was built in 1714 and is one of the holiest places for the Hindus in Lombok. Unlike most temples, this unique ...

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 ...

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 ...

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