Yeh Pulu, the Sacred Place Carved Out of 25 Metres of Solid Rock

Yeh Pulu, the Sacred Place Carved Out of 25 Metres of Solid Rock
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Hidden in the midst of the natural framework of a small river nestled in the terraces of rice paddies, not far from the village of Bedulu, Yeh Pulu represents one of the unexpected wonders of Bali. This archeological site dates back to the 14th Century and is stretched out along 25 metres of rock wall with various characters depicted in almost life-size grandeur amidst a richly ornate structure. The stone carving is subdivided into various scenes - the first five depict an episode of daily life in the village with a man transporting a pair of water jars hanging on a pole over his shoulders. Next to the man is a female figure with a very ornate head-covering and bejewelled arms, suggesting an important social role, perhaps that of a priestess. The carving progresses thus, with alternating scenes of divinity and daily life, steadfastly contributing to the mystic aura of the location.

Graziella Melania Geraci - © 2023 ARTE.it for Bulgari Resort Bali
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