Bali – temples

What you can love Bali for …. 

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I have been dreaming about to Bali for long time, and I sincerely admit, I was encouraged by the film “Eat, pray, love” …. I read many blogs and article about the island and was slightly disappointed with some reviews … but it is best to have your own opinion. So I decided to visit Bali and see personaly. At the turn of March / April I finally had the opportunity to see what the green island of the gods is, what is it and why so many people want to visit?
And …. and it is wonderful, amazing and unforgettable. The first word that comes to mind is green and warm. Bali enchanted me completely and I fell in love with this island completly. I want to stay here forever ….
So what you can love Bali  for …..
For temples, flora, people and much, much more.
But in this post I want to focus on the temples which are not missing in Bali:

 

1.Pure Besakih

The one impressed me the most – it is amazing. I visited it for the first time and probably it will stay in my memory for a long time.
You can travel up the mountain via scooters with a “local driver” and upstairs/at the top there are waiting for you girls with cards for sale, which are probably sold  in any language. I heard “buy a lady card” even in Polish what in that place it was a pleasant surprise.
The temple itself consists of more than 200 buildings and it is considered to be the most important and holiest of the Balinese temples.

2.Pura Tirta Empul

Second the best place in my humble opinion.
The temple is divided into three parts – Jaba Pura, Jaba Tengah and Jeroan. Balinese people come to the temple to perform a ritual bath in the so-called. “Petirtaan”, which is the bathing part. Each of the sources (30) has different properties and should be washed in the middle of them. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu.
Sarongs obligatory.

 

3.Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
The temple complex is located on Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul.One of the most characteristic and most photogenic temples in Bali, due to its characteristic 11-storey roof,it  is Vishnu and the lake Goddess “Dewi Danu” worship (LINGGA PETAK TEMPLE).

 

 

4.Tanah Lot
The incredible temple which is located on the rock, is supposedly the most beautiful in the sunset (unfortunately it was not given to me to see it, but nevertheless it was phenomenal).

 

 

 

5.Saraswati Temple Ubud
It is located in the very center of Ubud and is surrounded by Lotus Flower Gardens. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Dewi Saraswati -the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning.

 

 

 

6.Gunung Kawi
The temple, actually  the funeral memorials are chapels carved into the rock at the height of 7 meters, dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favorite queens.
To the temple you can go down the stairs (I did not count, but about 100?) Along half the rice.
Sarongs obligatory.

 

 

7.Pura Taman Ayun
The temple is surrounded by a moat, it was supposed to serve as a place of worship for the Mengwi people who do not travel too far to the main large temples. Not as spectacular as the rest, but worth visiting.