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Pura Kehen & Pura Dalem temples near Bangli, Bali, Indonesia

Written By: herbrunbridge - Jun• 10•10


Pura Kehen

In and near the quiet city of Bangli in east Bali, you’ll find two wonderful temples, worth a visit. 

Pura Kehen is considered to be one of the most the nicer temples in east Bali, and serves as the state temple. Located right in Bangli, it rises from a hill has a nicely carved entrance, and several interesting small temples inside, with stacked roofs similar to those at Pura Besakih, to the northeast. Located at GPS: S08°26.522’  E115°21.594’ 

Pura Dalem Penunggekan, which sits along a small but well-traveled road, is famous for its “panels of death,” featuring splendid carvings depicting what will happen in the afterlife to those transgressing in this one. The genital mutilation carvings are noteworthy, and of the “don’t try this at home” variety. Located 8 km south of Bangli at  GPS: S08°27.934’  E115°21.246’

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