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Pura Gunung Kawi

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: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 6 April 2016 in Architecture.

This remarkable temple is situated in a river gorge in central Bali. Bali is full of surprises. The majority of the significant temples are vastly different and had their origins at very different times.

Pura Gunung Kawi

If you are willing to descend then ascend about 300 steps in humid heat you will be rewarded by experiencing this extraordinary temple hewn from the stone. The temple is built on both sides of the Pakerisan river.

Hailing from the 11th-century, it is also a funerary complex. At first glance you are astounded by the ten 7-metre-high (23 ft) shrines carved from the sheer cliff. There are also troglodyte-like "funeral monuments ... thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favourite queens, minor queens or concubines."

Sources : Wikipedia and Lonely Planet

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/60 second F/5.0 ISO 100 16 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an amazing sight to behold . . the foreground enhances the sense of scale.

6 Apr 2016 5:26am

Anne from France


6 Apr 2016 6:23am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors & textures!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!

6 Apr 2016 10:39am

dick verton from Netherlands


6 Apr 2016 12:13pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting and nice.

6 Apr 2016 3:37pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

You sure did make the most of your time in Bali, thanks again for the photos and history Hellen.

7 Apr 2016 3:51am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh que j'adore

7 Apr 2016 12:39pm