Tirta Empul temple is located at Manukaya village, Tampaksiring. it is around 30 minutes from Ubud center. Tirta Empul temple is known as holy spring temple built around 960 A.D at the time Warmadewa Dynasty. The story from an old manuscript, there is a evil king called Mayadenawa that doesn’t believe in God and objected to worship God. Lord Indra the god of war come down to earth and attack the arrogant king Mayadenawa, but Mayadenawa using Cetik poison to kill all Lord Indra army, to safe all the army Lord Indra put his magic stick to the ground and the magic water blow that known as holy spring water.
Goa Gajah is archeological site that built in the hillside of river junction. Goa Gajah or known as Elephant Cave temple probably derived from word Lwa Gajah that had been written on Palm-leaf manuscript of Negarakertagama on 1365 AD. From some inscriptions that have been raised in Bali none of which mention directly the name Goa Gajah, but the inscription of Songan issued by King Marakata on 1022 AD and the inscription Cempaga issued by King Sri Maha Guru on 1324 AD both mention Er Gajah. Dawan inscriptions on 1053 AD and Pandak Badung inscription on 1071 AD mention shrine Antakunjarapadda (Kunjara = elephant).
Jatiluwih rice terrace or Jatiluwih Green Land is one of UNESCO world heritage site and also one of recommended places to visit in Bali. Jatiluwih is one of famous tourist destination in west part of Bali that featured by fresh atmosphere of green rice paddy unfolding from the foot of mountain until as far as the eye can see. All the terrace and paddy field is well-maintained by local villager that are member of SUBAK. SUBAK is the name of organization for water irrigation system in Bali. A few minutes walking in the rice field will help you in tired-relieving while enjoy a very scenic and unforgettable view and you will really appreciate the beauty of nature.
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Taman Ayun temple is located in Mengwi village, about 18 km from Denpasar, the temple that surrounded by pond and a series of garden terrace leads to its center, It was the main temple of Mengwi Kingdom which survived until 1891 when it was conquered by Tabanan Kingdom and Badung Kingdom. The temple was originally built in 1634 and extensively renovated in 1937. the first courtyard is a large open grassy expanse and the inner courtyard has a multitude of multi tiered shrines (meru) and there are shrines to the holy mountain Agung, Batur and Batukaru.
Ulun Danu Bratan temple is located in Bedugul village, around 62 km from Denpasar. Ulun Danu Bratan temple is one of Bali’s most visited and most photogenic temple. This temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the water Goddess of Bratan lake. The temple founded in 17th century and located on the shore of the lake. Ulun Danu Bratan temple has classical roof called Meru ( pagoda ). The unforgettable morning at the edge of Bratan Lake, the irises bloom in shades of yellow, fuchsia and magenta, young girls and old men fishing in among the tiger lilies, the misty peak of a dormant volcano emerges in the distance, it’s very dramatic scenery.