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.
The Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud are among the most famous in the world, they are known for their bucolic rice paddies and clever irrigation system, which is called the subak. This Bali’s traditional cooperative irrigation system is said to have been passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the 8th century. Tegallalang forms ...
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.
On 2nd September, Bvlgari Resort Bali temple marked its Odalan birthday with a special ceremony attended by the Resort's staff. Celebrating Odalan is a Balinese tradition, and each temple has its own dedicated day. The Resort itself will be celebrating a birthday later this month, when it turns 14 on 23rd September.