Category: Temples

Bali Indonesia temples

Bali’s Religion and Beliefs Approximately three million people live on Bali and about 90 percent of the people follow the Hindu religion. Balinese Hinduism was formed from a combination of existing local beliefs and Hindu influences from across Southeast Asia and South Asia. The Balinese, like all people of Hindu faith, believe their religion is […]

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Lombok Indonesia vacations

Beaches, Waterfalls, Volcano Treks Lombok is often compared to Bali. The neighboring islands have many similarities and many differences. They are only about 20 miles apart. Lombok has much in common with Bali, but it is less known, less commercialized and visited less by world travelers. It is working to increase its visibility and appeal. Both […]

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Indonesia language guide

Religion Key To Balinese Culture No visit to Bali would be complete without a trip to see at least one Hindu temple. There are over 20,000 pura (Balinese for temple) in Bali, a widespread marker of Bali’s reverent culture. The most impressive temples include: Pura Besakih The holiest of all temples in Bali, the Mother Temple […]

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Borobudur Java Indonesia

Prambanan Also Near Yogyakarta Borobudur Temple is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world, and was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD during the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty. The temple was used until sometime between the 10th and 15th centuries when it was abandoned and buried by volcanic ash and jungle. Since […]

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Prambanan temple Yogyakarta

Center Of Javanese History Yogyakarta (pronounced JOHG-jah-KAHR-tah) is one of the best city destinations in all of Indonesia. Yogyakarta means “city of peace.” Yogyakarta is located in south-central Java. Approximately six million people reside throughout the province. Yogyakarta is a city and province known as the Special Region of Yogyakarta. It is the only province […]

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