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Uo Moung (Tomo temple) is a ruined 9th-century Khmer temple considered to have been built during the reign of  King Yasovarman I. It might be related to Wat Phu, but exact function of the temple is unknown.

Published in Laos

Wat Phu (or Vat Phou) is an ancient Khmer temple-complex in southern Laos, declared as a Unesco World Heritage site since 2001. It is located 6 km from the Mekong river, right at the foot of  holy mountain Phu Kao (or Lingaparvata). This mountain gained its spiritual importance from the natural linga-shaped rocks on its peak. Local tribes have paid respect to the spirits associated with the sacred mountain since the 5th century. Ancient Khmers associated the mountain with the home of Shiva and the river with represented the ocean or Ganges River.

Published in Laos

Sri Mariamman is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple, a major tourist attraction declared as a National Monument. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style, now serving mainly South Indian Tamil Hindu Singaporeans.

Published in Singapore

Prambanan temple compound is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Sustainer (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1991.

Published in Java

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or Pura Bratan, is one of the two major water temples in Bali (the other one is Pura Ulun Danu Batur). Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area; downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association. Pura Bratan was built by the King of Mengwi in 1633 on the west side of Lake Bratan, on a small island near the village of Candi Kuning.

Published in Bali

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.

Published in Bali

There are three well-known monkey forests in Bali: Ubud in Gianyar Regency, Sangeh in Badung Regency, and Alas Kedaton in Tabanan Regency. You can also find monkeys at many other temples in Bali, since Hindus consider the monkey a holy animal, and they seek to maintain good relations with nature. Whenever a temple got established within a forest where monkeys live, it has been necessary to preserve the surrounding natural habitat. Communities living near forests have always shown respect and protected the forests.

Published in Bali

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.

Published in Bali

The name of this place literally means “Mountain of Ancient Poetry.” (Gunung = mountain, Kawi = ancient poetry). From the parking lot to the remains, you climb down about 300 steps stairs, pass rice terraces and a stream, and finally arrive at the remains on the bottom of the valley. Various inscriptions indicate that Anak Wungsu, at one time ruler of much of Bali, was venerated here together with his four wives and four concubines. They committed suttee, the Indian custom of a widow burning herself, either on the funeral pyre of her dead husband or in some other fashion, soon after his death. This suggests that the complex was established in the 11th century, either in Anak's lifetime or soon after
his death.

Published in Bali

Goa Gajah meaning “Elephant Cave” in Indonesian is a famous tourist attraction near Bedulu. It is believed to be built during the Pejeng Royal era (early 11th century). This T-shape cave was a unique place of worship revered both by Buddhist monks and Hindus. The cave was rediscovered in 1923, and the bathing-place in front of it was excavated in 1954. The sacred bathing-place is decorated with reliefs of goddess Wijadari.

Published in Bali
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