Friday, March 10, 2017

Balinese Temple

No visit to Bali would be complete without a trip to see at least one of Bali's temples. There are over 20,000 pura (Balinese for temple) in Bali at last count, a widespread marker of Bali's exuberant culture; you don't have to make an effort to see all of them.
Bali is known as an island of thousands temples. In every village in Bali, there are several temples and at least one small temple in each home of Balinese which reach to a total of 10.000.
Balinese word for temple is ‘pura’ which means 'space surrounded by a wall'. Although many temples are quiet and uninhabited, they are transformed into colorful, active and decorated places of worship when there is a festival. While offerings are made, performances of traditional dances and gamelan, cockfighting and gambling enliven the atmosphere.

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