The popularity of Bali is often attributed to its beaches, however the island has many ancient architecturally and culturally important sites and monuments. There is a significant influence of Hinduism felt in the ancient Balinese style of architecture and there are remains of these great works still to be found in the island.
Each year tourists in their numbers make their way to this beautiful tropical island. A large number of tourists’ consider Bali villas for rent as an accommodation option. Bali TopVilla Rentals is an excellent choice in this regard, as there are numerous villas with varying facilities to choose from.
Located about 1.5 KM to the West of the Ubud market this temple is believed to have been constructed in the 8th century. The temple is located on the joint valley of Cerik River and Wos River. Gnung Lebah in Balinese means “Small Hill “the temple is given credit as Ubud’s birth place. The temple hosts various religious activities and is at its best during a ceremony. However even when there is no special occasion the temple is perfectly calm and quiet and is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle. There was large scale renovation that took place at the temple in the recent years. The beauty of the two rivers and the lush tropical forest.
There are various other temples within close proximity to explore, such as the Monkey Temple which again is set amidst lush green forests and is a perfect place to enjoy some of the excellent Balinese sculptures. A Balinese adventure should not just stop at the beach, there are plenty of other things to admire and experience in this beautiful island. Some other attractions include works of art and the renowned Batu volcano.
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