Kintamani Kehen Temple Tour
Depart from your hotel to visit the coffee plantation then drive to Kintamani with Lake Batur, and continue to Penglipuran Village. It's a traditional village owning unique characteristics of life, socializing, and culture. After lunch, we will visit Kehen Temple, one of the ancient temples in Bali, located south of Bangli in Cempaga village. Kehen Temple was mentioned three times in three copper inscriptions dated from the late 9th century, the early 11th century, and the 13th century. The copper inscriptions mentioned the temple under different names. In the late 9th-century inscription, the temple was mentioned as Hyang Api (“god of fire) by the Brahmans who maintain the temple. In the second inscription dating to the early 11th century, the temple was named Hyang Kehen; the word Kehen is derived from the Balinese word keren which means “flame”. In this period, the Pura Hyang Kehen was the official temple where oath ceremonies took place for royal officials. In such ceremonies, those who are proven unfaithful will be subjected to the terrible sapata (“curse”) to him, his families, and his descendants. The oath ceremony was performed in front of the figure of Hyang Api or Hyang Kehen, the god of fire Agni. A vessel known as bejana sarpantaka was used for such performance; this vessel, which is decorated with four serpents winding around the vessel, was kept in an enclosed pavilion to the east of the main shrine of Pura Kehen then continue to visit Tegenungan waterfall before back to the hotel.
Do you want to leave the tourist hotspots behind and seek out Bali's hidden treasures? We'll give you an exclusive Kintamani Kehen Temple Tour that will take you through Bali's history. By touring with a local guide, you may gain a better understanding of Balinese culture as we visit the following spots.
-Air-conditioned private transportation during the tour
-Lunch at a local restaurant
-English-speaking guide during the tour
-Tipping for driver