Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : Adults: IDR 15,000
Children: No Entry Fee
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Considered the 'Mother Temple' of the former Bangli kingdom, the Pura Kehen or Kehen temple is a majestic structure in eastern Bali, dedicated to the God of Fire. Known for the massive Banyan tree inside the complex, the temple's inner sanctum is intricately carved with various Hindu gods and goddesses. Feasts to honour deities are still held here, making it an important site of religious worship.
Pura Kehen was built in the 11th century. Kehen translates to fireplace or household, thus symbolizing the fire god. Visitors are expected to be dressed respectfully, before entering the temple premises. The legs should be fully covered and a temple scarf should be worn around the waist. A flight of steep 38 stairs lead up to the beautifully decorated temple complex. Pura Kehen is regarded as one of the most beautiful temples in Bali and is surely a must-visit!