Monuments from Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

This post is mostly a photographic presentation of monuments from Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia.

Gianyar is a regency in the Indonesian province and island of Bali, Indonesia.

Pura Gunung Kawi

Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple and funerary complex in Tampaksiring north east of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia, that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) that are carved into some 7-metre-high (23 ft) sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face.

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These funeral monuments are thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favourite queens.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunung_Kawi)

Pura Tirtha Empul

Tirta Empul temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification.

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The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amritha. Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirta_Empul)

(Important Note: ALL photographs of this article added to the sourced texts by NovoScriptorium after kind courtesy of our friend Ben Lee – ALL photographs originally taken by Ben Lee)

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