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Yeh Pulu is a small hermitage dating back to the 14th century. Although being very close to the famous Goa Gajah, this site receives only a few tourists. A short walk from the ticket office through rice-fields leads to a unique frieze carved into a cliff face. It is of two metres high and twenty-five metres in length. The relief depicts everyday life in Bali with various figures walking, playing with animals and hunting scenes. Compared to other Balinese carvings, figures of Yeh Pulu frieze are much more natural and vivid.

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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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