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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.

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 ...

Meru Temple is the biggest temple on the island of Lombok. This temple is known for its history as well as beautiful architecture, and is located in the area of Cakranegara district, in the central area of Mataram, which is also the capital of West Nusa Tenggara. Lombok is indeed known as the island of thousands mosques, given the fact ...

Pura Batu Bolong

The small pagodas of the modest Balinese temple Pura Batu Bolong are perched at the end of a rocky volcanic promontory that leaps seaward into the Indian Ocean and is a family favorite spot to watch the sunset. The name comes from the rock underneath the temple pierced with a natural hole, Batu Bolong, literally means 'rock with ...

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 ...

Always wear a sarong and sash. You can usually rent one at most temple’s entrance, or buy one if you want to keep it as a souvenir Do not walk in front of people when they are praying. Do not use flash or point your camera at the priest's face. Never sit higher than the priest or the offerings. During cremation ceremonies, do not ...

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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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