Balinese Welcoming Gate

Hello Bali traveler! Hope you have a wonderful day. It is great day to tell about one of Bali new famous tourist Attraction. Bali! If talking about Bali, we can image the beautiful nature and awesome culture and tradition. Well, beside that Bali offer the unique and historical places to visit in Bali. Bali also has many unique architectures and one of them is Candi Bentar.

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You will see a beautiful gate with unique architectures in every temple in Bali. Candi Bertar (split Gate) is arch shape building term for two similar buildings and unvarying but a mirror symmetry that restricts the left and right of the entrance. The temple has not roof liaison briefly at the top’ so that the two sides apart perfectly, and only connected the bottom by the stairs.

The Building is commonly called” Split Gate” because of its shape as if the temple resembles a perfectly halved. This type of gate building is main gate in Java, Bali, and Lombok Island. The Candi Bentar gate first appeared in the Majapahit era. At the temple or Puri ”palace” Bali layout zone rules, either Candi Bentar or Kuri Agung is an integral architectural design. Candi Bentar gateway separate the outer environment or outside the temple “Nista Mandala” with “Madya Mandala” the middle side of tempel, while the Kori Agung used as the gate between “Madya Mandala” and the holy side of temple “Utama Mandala”.

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Tenple in Bali has a concept, it called Tri Mandala, Tti means three, and Mandala means part. Tri Mandala is spatial concept describing three parts of realms, from Nista Mandala is the outer and lower mundane less-sacred realm and the interaction between human and environment , Madya Mandala is the intermediate middle realm and interaction between human and human, Utama Mandala is the inner and higher most important sacred realm and the interaction between human and God. It can be concluded that both the temple as well as a place to live ,Candi Bentar used for outer environment, while Kori Agung for the environment in the temple.

It is unique thing in Paradise Island when you get holiday, where you just book your trip through a reliable travel agency. I believe your trip will be awesome and unforgettable experience.

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