Klenteng Caow Eng Bio (or Caow Eng Bio Chinese Temple) is one among the oldest Chinese temples in the province. It is claimed to be more a place of Chinese traditions than Buddhist, though on the left side is a ‘Buddha room’ (Maha Cetya). After removing their shoes visitors may step into the central pavilion but the room in the middle where each of the deities is represented is only for praying, and a sign clearly warns visitors on the ornate wooden door. It has a cooking area and a small room for the ‘god of kitchens’ on the right side of the compound, as well as another pavilion on the right side functioning as a public hall. The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa is one of the best 4 star Hotel in Bali. The hotel is secluded within the boundaries of exclusive Jimbaran Bay on the island’s southern coast, this 417-room Bali hotel resort was designed to blend modern convenience with traditional Balinese architecture. The hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers, and has the most modern conveniences. This elegant and sophisticated hotel provides impressive, faultless services and offers Spa facilities, a fully-equipped gym, and a variety of culinary delights. This is also located within close proximity to the Caow Wng Bio Temples.
Guests can also see wooden plaques bearing several verses of wisdom in Chinese and Indonesian, as well as the names engraved in marble of the people who contributed in building Caow Eng Bio. Celebrations and religious events are held up to three days here, but the Chinese New Year and the Vesak are the busiest of all. Pieces of paper next to the donation box, believed to be a charm for both your house and wallet, are given away to all visitors.
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