Kehen Temple

Kehen Temple

Kehen Temple is very unique to visit, one of them at the entrance of the temple that does not use Candi Bentar (split gate) as in Pura Kahyangan Jagat generally. The entrance to the temple of Kehen is different, namely using the Candi Kurung (the Kurung Gate). Kehen Temple still keeps its uniqueness, namely Bale Kulkul (wooden bell) on Beringin tree trunks. This Bale Kulkul also give another color for this temple which now become one of the leading tourism object of Bangli City. It can’t be dated exactly when Kehen Temple was built, but they keep several ancient implements in this temple very well. Those implements inscribed this temple in their manuscript. The inscription “bronze plate” was written in 1204 for this temple. The other inscription, it was said to be in 11th century this place is used by King Anak Wungsu for giving duty and also asking oath for the duty to look after the Kingdom for Anak Wungsu’s Senator. The last inscription said that the temple has connection with Hyang Api (God of Fire) that was built in 9th century.

Kehen Temple is a beautiful Hindu temple located in foothills, south part of Bangli Regency and it is about 45 Km from Denpasar town. Inside of this temple are, there is Panyimpenan Temple building keep 3 inscriptions which is relating to its contents and temple existence. It is strategically located in the high land, so we can see the beautiful view. It is a famous temple in Bali and many visitors from foreign country has visited it.

How to get to Kehen Temple?

This temple is located at Cempaga village, Bangli district and Bangli regency. If you depart from Ngurah Rai airport directly, it will take approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes, with the distance about 53 kilometers.

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