Candi Tebing Tegallinggah

Balinese Ancient Place for Meditation and Refreshing the Mind

Indonesia offers many unique things, relief is one of that. Borobudur Temple and Prambanan Temple are the famous place offering amazing relief. Bali also has amazing place to see awesome relief. If you want to spent you holiday with new experience, I suggest you to visit Candi Tebing Tegallinggah (Tebing Tegallinggah Temple).

Candi Tebing Tegallinggah Location

Candi Tebing Tegallinggah is located in Bedulu Village, Blahbatuh District, Gianyar Regency. The location of candi is not so far from Denpasar City, it’s about 24 kilometers or 45 minutes. This candi was found by Krijsman who is the archaeologist from Dutch in the Dutch colonial era. It was built in 12th Century, it is according to the inscription which was found in this place. This candi makes Gianyar Regency to be the center of ancient site in Bali, because Gianyar has many ancient sites, like Goa Gajah, Goa Garba, Yeh Pulu, Gunung Kawi Temple etc.

The Meditation Place

This amazing place was designated a cultural tourist site in 1992. The Candi Tebing Tegallinggah was curved in the stone cliff and the candi was separated by the Pekerisan River. There are two temples with 18 hermitages, probably used for meditation and other religious purposes. There is a water fountain in cave and the water is usually used to purify various sacred temple ceremonial objects (melasti) such as pretima (wooden effigies to represent deities placed in temples) and others. Sometime, many people conducting the meditation in Candi Tebing Tegallinggah for refreshing the mind and the soul.

Ancient Place

This candi or temple divides into 2 part, right side and left side. In the right side there is a larger gate but some have collapsed, where on the back of this gate there is a page on the walls carved two temples. While to the left of the gate is the unfinished monastery building, most likely abandoned due to earthquake natural disasters. You can see three lingga in Candi Tebing Tegallinggah, the representations of Trimurti. Trimurti is the mean God of Hindu; those are Brahma God (the God of Creator), Wisnu God (the God of Maintenance) and Siwa God (the God of Destruction). Beside enjoy the sacred of Candi Tebing Tegallingah, you can enjoy the amazing panorama of rice field and forest.

It is recommended place to visit when you get holiday in the Amazing Island, where you just book your trip through a reliable travel agency. I believe your trip will be awesome and get unforgettable experience.


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