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The name of Pura Taman Ayun means "Garden Temple in the Water". It belongs to one of the six royal temples on Bali, thus it is one of the most important temples on the island. The imposing complex stands on an island in a river and consists of two courts and a walled inner temple that is
closed to non-Hindus.

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Tanah Lot is a rock formation and a pilgrimage temple that is very popular among tourists due to its unforgettable setting. The name of Pura Tanah Lot means „land in the sea”.

Rock face below the temple was extensively reconstructed in the 1980’s when it began to crumble. It was the Japanese government that provided a loan to the Indonesia government to conserve the historic temple and other significant locations around Bali.

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Besakih Temple is one of the six royal temples on Bali, it is the biggest and the most important temple in Bali. It is thought to have originally been founded in the 8th century AD, possibly as a Buddhist shrine, since at that time Bali had not yet been converted to Hinduism.

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The bat cave sanctuary of Goa Lawah is one of the six royal temples on Bali. The cave of Goa Lawah is considered by local people to be the hiding place of one of the two snakes of the underworld. They also say that there is a secret underground tunnel between the temple of Besakih (the center of the upper world) and Goa Lawah, the center of the underworld.

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