Kintamani, Sukawana Village Puncak Penulisan Temple

Written by on June 10, 2012 in Bali Temple with 0 Comments

Kintamani, Sukawana Village  Puncak Penulisan Temple


Puncak Penulisan Temple located in the Village Sukawana, Subdistrict Kintamani, Bali-Indonesia Bangli District. It’s around 70 km north of Denpasar City, Bali and about 2 hours traveling using a private car.

History of Puncak Penulisan Temple

Pura Puncak Penulisan presence on the hill with an altitude of 1,745 meters above sea level (ASL). This temple is often called the Pura Tegeh or Pura Pamojan. This place is as a place for worship of Lord Shiva which is the manifestation of God Almighty. It includes many objects there are relics of the megaliths up to the entry of Hindu civilization to Bali.

This temple has a high historical value and some of the uniqueness that makes it different from other temples, so therefore many people who want to visit it. Form of temple building has two concepts namely the first concept drawn from pre-history which can be seen clearly, especially from a storied building structure. And the second concept is the construction of this temple that reach 7 levels heights with the first and second levels connected by stairs.

While at the 3rd level there is Pura Dana and Pura Taman Dana, at the level of the 4th there is Pura Ratu Panyarikan – 6 level to have Pura Ratu Dahatua, the last peak is peak-7 is a temple there are shrines Pelinggih, Pengaruman, Piyasan and Gedong as a place to keep ancient objects.

There was incomplete information about what time this temple were made, but based on some of the existing heritage building it is estimated to be build begin in the year 300 AD (Bronze Age) and continued in the 10th century until the end of the rule of Majapahit in 1343 AD. Most of the livelihoods of residents around the temple is a farmer.

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