The Pura Beji is located in Sangsit village, Sawan district, Buleleng regency, Bali. It is located about 8 km in the east of Singaraja. The location and size of this temple can be considered ordinary since the temple is located not far away from the settlements. What makes this temple special is the carvings that decorate almost all parts of the temple. Starting from the main gate, the second gate (middle) to the main court, all full of carvings typical of Buleleng with the shape of the vine and flowers. Almost no part of the temple was spared from carving, so these carving makes it eye-catching.
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Pura Beji, allegedly, is a temple which is rarely missed in the tour route of the tourists that come to this area. The temple, viewed from the side of the building, is actually can be categorized as a simple temple. But many who recognize that its uniqueness as well as its typical characteristics found only in Pura Beji. This temple was built to praise Sri, the goddess of fertility. But the most prominent are the sculptures. You can say that, there is almost no space or a place to get away from the carvings which is typical of Buleleng carving. The carving also painted with colorful colors and that’s what makes this temple even more unique.
Pura Beji was predicted built in the 15th century, at the time of Majapahit king. At the gate of the temple is decorated with two dragons as the guards of the temples. The place of the temple also known as the Pura Subak for Sangsit traditional village where all of the temple area if full with Buleleng typical carving with the form of vines and flowers that show a typical sign of the northern Bali. If you are visiting Bali island, you must consider to visit this temple to get a new experience in Bali.
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