pura bukit sari

bali pura bukit sari

Welcome to the Monkey Forest! This temple covers a huge area. It is dedicated to Vishnu, the god of prosperity. This temple built in the 17th century also venerates Garuda, the mythical bird that transports Vishnu. We find this symbol on the Indonesian national airline company flag. The place is well named: monkeys are everywhere. At the entrance, I particularly enjoyed the huge statue of Rahwana: it is impossible to distinguish between the stone monkeys and those who are alive. This is a place of serenity and one of the few temples in Bali where I could get some spiritual rest.

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