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If you travel up to the north of Bali to Kintamani and see the stunning views of Batur Mount from any one of the many restaurants situated there, you will also be able to view the expanse of Batur Mount and on its far shores the village of Trunyan Village. Besides of that, Kintamani has the ancient and mysterious temple of Tegeh Koripan Temple also known as Puncak Penulisan Temple.


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This temple is located in the Sukawana Village, Kintamani District, Bangli Regency. It is about 2,5 hours or 73 kilometer from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The temple is the highest on the island of Bali and sits on the summit of Gunung Penulisan. This ninth century temple is a series of terraces and before you even enter the candi bentar you have to climb the 336 steps.

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The main striking features of this temple are the bales housing the ancient stone statues and lingga dating from the 11th-13th Centuries, one of which is of Queen Mahendratta. Although many of the statues are weather worn and some partially destroyed in a civil strife between government forces and those accused of being communists in 1965, they are still surreal. Puncak Penulisan Temple is one of those unique temples on the island that is enjoyable to wander around as you climb from terrace to terrace. This temple has a high historical value and some of the uniqueness that makes it different from other temples that so many people want to visit.

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Forms of temple building has two concepts that the first draft is taken from the pre-history of which can be seen clearly, especially from a multi-storey building structures. And the second is the concept of temple construction that reaches 7 levels with the first and second levels connected by stairs.In the 3rd level there Pura Dana, and Taman Dana, at the 4th level there was Panyarikan Ratu Pura-6th level to the temple there is a queen Dahatua, the last, level 7 is the peak temple shrine are shrines Pengaruman, Piyasan and Gedong as a store of ancient objects.

Estimated construction began in the year 300 AD (the Bronze Age) and followed in the 10th century until the end of the Majapahit kingdom in 1343 AD. Most of the livelihoods of residents around the temple are a farmer. I hope you must use the kamen (Balinese cloth) to keep the holiest of this temple. This place also offers awesome panorama of the Batur Mount nature. I believe it will be the best experience during spent your holiday in Bali.

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