Bukit Penulisan Temple is also known as Pura Tegeh Koripan that was built on the summit of Penulisan hill. It is located at Sukawana village, Kintamani, Bangli Regency Bali-Indonesia. It is about 2,5 hours drive by car or 73 kilometer from Ngurah Rai International Airport to reach it. It is one of the highest temple in Bali set in the plateau area surrounded by fresh and cool atmosphere. It is an ancient temple referred to 9 century inscriptions. Bukit Penulisan Temple is consisted of five temple complexes those are Panarajon Temple, Ratu Penyarikan Temple, Ratu Temple, Daha Tua Temple and Taman Danu Temple. The striking features of this temple are the temple building, the ancient stone statues set on the veranda and Lingga from the 11th-13th centuries.
Bukit Penulisan Temple Information
Pucak Penulisan Temple is situated at 1745 meters above the sea level and about 3 km from Kintamani, one of the famous tourist destinations in Bali or 30 km from the capital town of Bangli regency. The Balinese manuscripts at this temple is telling that Bukit Penulisan is also called Bukit Tunggal because of its location is separated from the chain of mountains. Bukit Penulisan Temple or Tegeh Koripan Temple commonly called Pura Pucak Penulisan because it is located at the peak of Penulisan hill.
Bali Highest Temples – Bukit Penulisan Temple History
Bukit Penulisan Temple is one of the Hindu temples made in megalithic era. It is estimated begun to construct in the year 300 AD (the Bronze Age) and followed in the 10th century until the end of the Majapahit Kingdom in 1343 AD. The unique of this temple are the Bale building, the ancient stone statues and Lingga from the 11th-13th Centuries. One of the statues is Queen Mahendratta. This Temple is a place for worship of Lord Shiva which is the manifestation of Almighty God. This temple has a high historical value and some of the interesting points that makes Pura Puncak Penulisan different from other temples. Temple building has two concepts where the first concept drawn from pre-history which could be seen clearly, especially from a storied building structure. The Second concept is about the construction of this temple. Temple Construction reach 7 levels heights with the first and second levels connected by stairs. At the 3rd level there is Pura Dana and Pura Taman Dana, at the 4th level there is Pura Ratu Panyarikan until 6 level to have Pura Ratu Dahatua. The 7th level is the highest place where we can meet Pelinggih (Main temple building), Pengaruman building, Piyasan building and Gedong building as a place to keep ancient objects.
Other Bali Places to Visit in Bangli Regency
Bangli Regency is located in north east of Bali Island where the majority of area are situated in the plateau area. There are couple of places recommended to visit since the local government has appointed those places as the tourist destinations. The following places of interest can be visited includes Kintamani, Kehen Temple, Penglipuran Village, Ulun Danu Batur Temple, Bukit Penulisan Temple and Dusun Kuning Waterfall.
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