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Visiting the authentic ‘KEHEN’ Temple
Kehen Temple is a beautiful Hindu temple located in foothills, south part of Bangli Regency and it is about 45 km from Denpasar town. Kehen Temple is considered as one of the finest temples in eastern Bali – it’s a miniature version of Besakih temple. It is terraced up the hillside, with a flight of steps leading to the beautifully decorated entrance.
The first courtyard has a huge banyan tree with a kulkul (hollow tree-trunk warning drum) entwined in its branches. The Chinese porcelain plates were set into the walls as decoration, but most of the originals have been damaged or lost.
The inner courtyard has an 11-roof meru (multi-roofed shrine), and there are other shrines with thrones for the Hindu trinity – Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. The carvings are particularly intricate.