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It is not wrong if people say that Bali Province is the home of heaven-like beaches. However, they may find other attractions when visiting such beautiful region including the presence of historical temples like Penulisan. The location is in Sukawana Village and it belongs to Kintamani Sub-District. In terms of region, the temple belongs to Bangli Regency. The most noticeable fact is that Penulisan is one of the oldest temples in Bali Province! In fact, it has been there since the Megalithic Era! The prime function is to accommodate the Indonesian local Hindu when it comes to worship. Still, it also becomes an interesting vacation destination for tourists (especially those who love history).
Another name is Tegeh Koripan Temple and it has the meaning of a home filled with a strong will and high esteem. Some people also call it Padelengan or Pamojan Temple, actually. What about the appearance? Well, it has a unique design or construction. As for the concept, it applies “Gunung Suci” or a storied pyramid. The temple is located on a hill, after all. This explains why long and stairs become one of the prime features there. The temple comes with 7 stories and each of them is connected by stairs. This concept is called “Sapta Loka”.
Exploring Penulisan Temple
Exploration and photography become two most common activities to do in Penulisan Temple. Once arriving at the gate, visitors may see the first level of the temple. It is true they need to spend some stamina to get to the next levels, especially Swah Loka or the third story. At the place, they may find two small temples called Dana and Taman Dana (which are suitable for photography by the way).
In the fourth level or Maya Loka, there is Ratu Penyarikan Temple located in the east part of the site. It is said the temple is used to worship Daydya Bujangga. What about the fifth level? Well, it only features a great view but no temples at all. In the 6th level, though, tourists may find Ratu Dahatua Temple which also comes with a unique construction. In the last level, there is a temple to worship Pengaruman. Not to mention tourists may find Gedong, which is a building to store historical and valuable items.
Aside from photography and exploration, some people also come to Penulisan Temple to learn the history. Despite the uncertain information, it is said the temple was built in 300 AD or during the Bronze Age. The construction continued later during the reign of Majapahit Kingdom in 1343 AD. At the time, the temple was used to worship God Shiva and became Kings’ favorite place to do yoga and meditation!
Pura Ulun Danu Batur, built in 1926, is the second most important temple complex of Bali, after the mother temple Besakih. The temple is dedicated to Dewi Batari Ulun Danu, goddess of lakes and rivers. “Ulun Danu” literally translates as “head of the lake”.
Until 1926 Pura Ulun Danu and the village of Batur were located down in the caldera, at the foot of the Batur volcano. After the volcano erupted violently in 1926, both the village and the temple were destroyed except for the most important shrine, an 11-tiered meru dedicated to Dewi Batari Ulun Danu. The villagers moved to the highest and oldest rim of the caldera where they rebuilt their village and the temple.
Actually the Pura Ulun Danu is a complex of nine different temples, containing in total 285 shrines and pavilions dedicated to the gods and goddesses of water, agriculture, holy springs, art, crafts, etc
PENELOKAN POINT VIEW
Kintamani and Penelokan its fantastic Mount and lake. The spectacular mountainous region around Kintamani with its deep Crater Lake and bubbling hot springs, make this region a must to visit. Batur Lake is the largest lake in Bali and the region offers some of the most spectacular views to be found anywhere on the island.
Batur Lake also provides water for an underground network of streams and springs across the southern slopes of the mountain. Kintamani is really great for day trips, trekking or simply for getting away from it all for a few days.The district is the earliest known kingdom in Bali, dating from the tenth century.
A cold mountain area which is always covered by fogs before 8.00 am and after 5.00 am. For years this region has been an important asset for Bali’s tourism industry because of its fascinating view. This 58 kms distance from Denpasar City will greeting you with its nice view set up by mountains range, valley, caldera, lake Batur and familiar and hospitality citizen. That is Panelokan, the first village you will find before reaching the center part of Kintamani district, about 4 kms to the north of Penelokan.
Tour to Kintamani is a very impressive experience where Kintamani Area have very beautiful panorama located in plateau and also encircled by mountain atmosphere with the windblast from Mount Batur. Carpet of Batur Lake seen far below and also there are local resident house beside of Batur Lake. Beside of that, Mount Batur which to date still be active growing its beautiful for Kintamani Area.
Besakih Temple is a temple complex located in Besakih Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia. The Besakih Temple Complex consists of 1 Central Temple (Penataran Agung Besakih Temple) and 18 Companion Temples (1 Basukian Temple and 17 Other Temples).
At Basukian Temple, in this area for the first time the revelation of God was received by Hyang Rsi Markendya, the forerunner of the Hindu Dharma religion now in Bali, as the center. Besakih Temple is the center of activity for all temples in Bali.
Among all the temples included in the Besakih Temple complex, Penataran Agung Temple is the largest temple, has the most pelinggih buildings, the most types of ceremonies and is the center and all temples in the Besakih Temple complex. At Penataran Agung Temple there are 3 main statues or temples symbolizing the stana of the nature of God Tri Murti, namely Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva which is a symbol of the God of Creation, the God of Preserver and the God of Smelter/Reincarnation.
Kintamani is one of the best tourist destination located at Bangli regency,the volcano view makes this area looks so pretty and very commend to visit. To combined this tour,we can visit the mother temple of Bali namely BESAKIH about 40 minutes drive from Penelokan point view.
* Penulisan Temple
* Batur Temple
* Penelokan point view
* Besakih Temple.
One day Tour Rp.800.000