Bali’s oldest and most famous temples is home to the famous Gateway of Heaven. Believed to be the oldest Hindu temple on the island, Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang — or Lempuyang Temple — is made up of seven different sanctuaries and boasts glorious views in every direction, thanks to its perch some 1775 metres above sea level in the highlands of Mount Lempuyang. To reach the temple, visitors must climb over 1500 steps. Once there, they can drink from the mysterious bamboo groves that supply the temple’s priests with holy water — and grow abundantly despite being cut often. A visit to Lempuyang is a dazzling experience, full of the magic and mystery that made early explorers think it was indeed the gateway to heaven.
Believed to be the oldest Hindu temple on the island, Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang boasts glorious views in every direction, thanks to its perch some 1775 metres above sea level in the highlands of Mount Lempuyang.
Bali’s famed Kecak is a dance that tells the story of Asia’s most famous epic, the Ramayana. It is a huge performance, starring more than a dozen main characters and supported by a choir of 50 or more male dancers who perform very basic routines.
Locally known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu (with Luhur meaning “something of divine origin”), Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali's nine key directional temples and one of the most spectacular ones in the entire island.
Perched majestically on the edge of a steep cliff about 150 m above the sea level, it offers a breathtaking panoramic view overlooking Indian ...
Bali’s textiles are an important part of the its cultural heritage, in the past, traditional woven fabrics like songket were worn by the nobility as a class signifier in the royal courts. Today, caste-based restrictions no longer apply, but the songket remains a clear marker of status. Resplendent in shimmering silk and gold-wrapped threads, these ...
Ubud’s first museum, Museum Puri Lukisan, is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Balinese art and culture. Embracing the past and present and surrounded by stunning gardens, many pieces in the museum’s collection are available for sale.