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In every village in Bali, there are several temples and at least one small one in each home. One can therefore safely say that there are more temples than homes in Bali. Most of these temples are shrines and might not be regarded as actual temples, but the number of walled compounds is believed to reach to a total of 10,000.


Beji temple
Hundreds of temples for religion and tourism

This temple is known as a holy place to worship "Dewi Sri" (the 'Goddess of Rice'), as the Goddess connected with agriculture and as the Goddess has created rice as staple-food. This temple is also known as "Subak" temple for the Sangsit traditional village.

The entire temple is decorated with ornaments in classic Buleleng style. Most of them come in the form of impressions of natural plants and flowers. The temple was most likely built in the 15th century during the Majapahit kingdom. A special detail is that not a single part of the temple has been left without carvings.

The colorful temple is located in the village of Sangsit in the district of Sawan in the Buleleng regency. The structure is located at just eight kilometers east of the town of Singaraja at some 500 meters off the main road. It can be easily reached by motorcycle or car.


Location map of Beji temple

Last revised on October 11, 2009
    
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