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Up To 4 Hour Wait Times For Photos At Bali’s Famous Gateway To Heaven

Mass tourism has undoubtedly returned to Bali’s leading destinations, and so have the queues. This week tourists have been queuing for upwards of 4-hours to take their photos at the iconic ‘Gateway to Heaven’ temple in Karangasem. Sad Kahyangan Lempuyang Temple quickly became one of the island’s most Instagrammable destinations during the early days of …

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Visitor Numbers To Bali’s Tanah Lot Temple Soar

Bali’s world-famous Tanah Lot Temple is welcoming back tourists en mass. The Bali temple’s tourism operations leaders have told reporters that visitor numbers have nearly doubled since last year. The news is a comforting sign for the surrounding community that the recovery from the pandemic continues in the right direction.  The Head of the Tanah …

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Bali Temples Reclaim Tradition Ahead Of Island’s Single Use Plastics Ban

Temples in Bali are the latest organizations to begin the transition to removing single-use plastics. On Tuesday 28th June. The Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple in Pecatu Traditional Village in South Kuta handed out over 1,000 reusable woven pamedek baskets to worshippers. The woven bamboo baskets, known locally as pamedek, were given to Balinese Hindus attending …

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Bali Student Steals Temple Donation Box To Pay School Fees

 A high school student in Bali has been caught on CCTV stealing money from a temple donation box. The 16-year-old female student, who is being reported in local media by her initials ESP, was caught on CCTV on Tuesday 21st June.  ESP was caught stealing the sesari (donation box) at Dalem Telepud Temple, Tegalalang District, …

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Australian Tourist Who Climbed Sacred Tree In Bali Apologizes Before Deportation

Australian tourist Samuel Lockton was caught climbing a sacred Banyan tree at a temple in Bali. Videos and photos of Lockton climbing the sacred tree went viral on Saturday 11th June. Eye witness accounts stated that he refused to come down from the tree for over half an hour. When he did eventually come down …

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Ancient Meditation Cave Discovered In Bali Village Set To Be Opened To The Public

A Balinese land owner has made one of the most significant archeological discoveries on the island in years. Wayan Puja, from Banjar Dalem in Pejaten Village in Tabanan Regency, recently discovered a man-made cave complex lying beneath his farmland. The discovery is of huge cultural significance and both the Tabanan Culture Service and Wayan Puja …

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Yogi Caught Posing Naked By Sacred Tree In Bali Issues Apology

On the 1st of May 2022, a Russian influencer published a photo on social media of herself posing naked in the roots of a scared Bayan tree. The influencer, who goes by the name Alina Yogi online, caused uproar in the communities surrounding Babakan Temple in Tua Village in Tabanan. This incident came to add …

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Bali Hotel Lobby Dismantled For Being Too Close To A Hindu Temple

The management of a hotel in Ubud decided to dismantle its lobby after it received complaints about being too close to a nearby Hindu Temple. The Public Relations Staff of the hotel in Kedewatan Village Ubud, I Ketut Nurata, confirmed that the management decided to dismantle the old lobby building and move it further from …

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