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Bali Archeology: Museum, Gunung Kawi & Goa Gajah Temple Tour

1. Bali Archeology: Museum, Gunung Kawi & Goa Gajah Temple Tour

Join a tour to Tampa Siring to explore ruin of the ancient Bali kingdom including the famous Tirta Empul Temple, Gunung Kawi, Yeh Pulu, and Gedong Arca Museum in guided tour with local guide. Started with a visit to Tirta Empul Temple, is a sacred Hindu temple dating back to the 10th century. It is renowned for its holy spring water, which is believed to possess healing properties and is used for purification rituals. The temple features a series of bathing pools, where visitors can participate in the sacred cleansing experience. Next, explore Gunung Kawi, a pre-Hindu temple complex still breathing the atmosphere of ancient legends. Hear long-lost tales of forgotten Balinese kings who lived in an obscure but important period of Balinese history. The temples are believed to be constructed in the 11th century. Next head south to Yeh Pulu, one of several fascinating archaeological sites that you can visit in the central Bali highland village of Bedulu. Admire an impressive 25m-long display of carvings etched into a rock face, depicting mythological characters, Hindu gods, as well as people going about normal village life. Continue to Goa Gajah Temple, dating back to the 9th century, this popular tourist attraction boasts a striking entrance that resembles a demon's mouth, adding an air of mystery and adventure. Inside, you'll discover a treasure trove of stone carvings and structures that speak to the rich artistic heritage of the region. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere as you explore this ancient sanctuary, created for meditation and spiritual practices The visit ends at the Bali Gedong Arca, or Bali Archeological Museum, which is an archaeological museum located in Tampak Siring Village. Tour the museum's collection of heritage objects collected over the centuries. Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from add-on listings: coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for some options).

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Wayan spoke at great length about the historical background of temple architecture. The tour was super individual and varied. There was a very delicious lunch in front of the rice terraces.