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Besakih Temple - East Bali Tours to visit :

Kerta Gosa Old Court Justice

old court justice
kertagosa
Hall of Justice (Kerta Gosa), located in the center of Klungkung town in front of Klungkung Puputan Memorial. Built in 1710 by Dewa Agung the King of Klungkung. The ceiling of the hall completely covered inside with fine painting Kamasan Style. The story of painting is The Epic of life Balinese Journey of the soul. In the midle built Bale Kambang (Floating Hall), the ceiling full with Kamasan Painting. In the west of the hall there is Museum Semarajaya collected of the photos of the King and family in Balinese dress.

Bukit Jambul

bali hill
bukit jambul bali
Bukit Jambul is the hill located in north of Klungkung, will take about 30 minutes drive after we visited Court Justice, it is part of Karangasem Regency. The view of the coast is very beautifull, overlooking to the black sand beach and small island of Nusa Penida and surrounded by clove plantation and the rice terraces.

Besakih Temple

besakih temple
bali temple
Besakih Mother Temple, located in slope of Mount Agung about 1000 meters above sea level. This is the first temple built in Bali or well known with Mother Temple built by the javanese priest Sri Danghyang Dwijendra who traveled to Bali in 8th century. Besakih Temple has big complex of temple included the family temple who add by another Javanese priest Danghyang Nirartha in 16th century. The main temple courtyard is Penataran Agung has a triple throne called Padmasana Tiga with separate seats of the trinity gods Brahma, Wisnu and Siwa.

Tengenan Village

bali traditional village
tengenan village
Tengenan Village, the village is occupied by Bali Aga people the original Balinese who arrive in Bali Bali before Majapahit arrival. Pandan war (Ngusaba Sambah Festival), will be held around May or June and Double ikat or Gringsing cloth well known from this village. The Village surrounded by the hill, most people in this village make textile well known with Geringsing Cloth.

Candidasa Beach

candi dasa beach
east bali beach
Candi Dasa Beach, a tourist resort built in east Bali with a some hotel and restaurant. The beach is quiet and small boat lied a long the coast. A litle bit inside Gili Tepekong island is good to do snorkelling, should be rent a boat to go to this island. It offer the chance to see a lot of coral fish. East part there is Candidasa Lagoon and Candidasa Temple, the temple located hillside across from the lagoon.

Kusamba Village

bali salt village
kusamba sun rise
Kusamba Salt Making Village, it's located about 2 kilometers west side of Bats Cave Temple. The village well known with salt making and fishing village, there are a lot of Perahu (Balinese small boat)

Goa Lawah (Bat Cave)

bali bat cave
bat cave temple
Bat Cave Temple (Goa Lawah Temple), the temple located in Pesingahan Village, Klungkung regency. The temple built in 11th century by priest Mpu Kuturan or Mpu Rajakerta, this priest who created 4 concepts of temple in Bali. This is one important temple located near the ocean, specially use for Nyegara Gunung ceremony (Nyegara it's mean Ocean and Gunung it's mean Mountain). The Balinese people use Goa Lawah Temple for the ocean temple and Besakih Temple for the mountain temple. The cave in the cliff fully with thousand of the bats.

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