RELIGIOUS PLACE

Pura Puncak Sari

Gala Gala Underground House

Gala Gala Underground House is the folly of the late Made Byasa, a local farmer, dalang (shadow puppet master) and priest.  The underground house is a unique feature in Nusa Lembongan. The house was built by Made Byasa. It took the builder from 1961 to 1976 to complete. The house was built underground without using any modern equipment.  Inside, the house includes a bedroom, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and sacred meditation room. As a result, it would be your new wonderful experience to visit the only underhouse in Nusa Lembongan. To find the house is also not a difficult thing to do because at the mouth of the alley there is a sign saying Underground House as a signpost. From the mouth of the alley, you can walk about 50 meters to reach Goa Gala-Gala.

Puncak Sari Temple

Puncak Sari Temple, Lembongan Village (just north of Lembongan Village on the main route back to Jungut Batu). There are numerous Hindu temples that spread throughout the island. It is the largest and grandest Hindu temple on the island. Pura Puncak Sari is a temple located on the top hill in Nusa Lembongan Island. When you are hiking to the top, you will be able to enjoy an amazing view of the Indian Ocean, Nusa Penida Island and Nusa Ceningan Island.

Pura Segara

Beside the large Pura Puncak Sari, Pura Segara is another temple that worth visiting. The temple is distinguished by its huge banyan tree that sits in the middle of the complex. This tree is considered as the sacred tree.Thus, the temple is also frequently used for various ceremonies. Meanwhile, visiting temple is one of the best things to do in Nusa Lembongan Bali Indonesia. Thus, you can learn about their religion, tradition, and culture as they are so holy and beautiful.

However, visitors should keep in mind that temples are holy places of worship and as such, respect should be shown at all times. Follow these tips to maintain smooth interpersonal relationships with the local community, wherever you go in the island do not climb onto the temple buildings or walls, do not stand or sit higher than a priest, do not stand directly in front of the priest, or walk in front of the kneeling congregation. You must also not remain standing when people kneel to pray. If people are praying, avoid getting between them and direction in which they are praying. Use camera with discretion. Do not uses flash when the devotees are praying, it will be better not to use flash at all. By ancient law, menstruating women are banned from the temples, due to general sanction against blood in holy area same prohibition applies to people with open wound.

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