Ling Gwan Kiong

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Timings : 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

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Ling Gwan Kiong, Bali Overview

Located in Singaraja, the former capital of Bali, the Ling Gwan Kiong temple is a beautiful Chinese temple in North Bali. Built around 1873, the mini gardens and murals add to the aesthetic appeal while turtles roam freely around in the temple. Chinese deities are carved and hand-painted on the wooden gates, and the cultural markers of the Ching Dynasty make this a must-see.

Locals refer to Ling Gwan Kiong as ‘klenteng’, a term used for Chinese Buddhist temples. Built in 1873, Ling Gwan Kiong bears a silent witness to the area’s colourful history. There is no entry fees and the visitors are expected to take off their shoes before entering. It is also expected of visitors to remain silent while visiting the inner sections of the temple.

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Visitors often explore the temple premises and admire the vivid murals and mini gardens. There is an ornate bridge built over the lotus ponds that leads you to the main structure of Ling Gwan Kiong. The temple structure is heavily carved and flaunts hand-painted wooden gates, depicting Chinese deities. You can also witness the prayers that are conducted in the beautiful altar. Turtles are known to roam about freely on the tiled floor of Ling Gwan Kiong, adding to the temple’s unique experience.

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