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Temples on Bali

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.

Puncak Penulisan temple
Hundreds of temples for religion and tourism

Bukit penulisan is situated at 1,745 meters above sea level about 3 kilometers from the town of Kintamani, or 30 kilometers from the capital town of Bangli regency, on the east side of the road leading to Denpasar or Singaraja.

Based on the old-Balinese manuscripts, it was told that Bukit Penulisan is also called Bukit Tunggal since its location is separated from the chain of mountains, stretching along from west to east, deviling Bali island into 2 parts i.e. the northern and southern Bali.

Around the ninth century on the peak of this Bukit Penulisan, the temple of Tegeh Koripan was constructed which is commonly called Pura Pucak Penulisan because its location is on the peak of Penulisan Hill.

Location map of Puncak Penulisan temple

Last revised on October 11, 2009
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