Petitenget Temple
Petitenget Temple
3.5

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sanjujayesh07
Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
If you want to visit the inside of the temple, you have to wear a traditional dress which is offered on rent ,just outside the temple, for a price.The temple is not crowded and is an architectural beauty.
It's just a 10 minutes thing to go around the place. That's all.
Written February 2, 2024
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MWandAW
North Sydney, Australia3,724 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
On one of our early morning walks from our hotel, we found Petitenget Temple. It has a historic background and the guidebooks say that Petitenget forms one of the island’s Dang Kahyangan collection of sea temples that spiritually guard the island’s perimeters, initiated by the legendary Hindu priest Dang Hyang Nirartha on his historical mission from neighbouring island Java in the 16th century.
Men and women need to wear a sarong and sash to go in. You can hire them from the checkpoint for the parking area (50,000 INR each). The guards watch the area closely and won't allow you to enter without the correct clothing. Respect their wishes to save your embarrassment and just go with the flow.
Inside the Temple grounds is sparse with little to see and it isn't really worth a visit if you are not spiritually inclined. My wife is a Shinto and I am a Christian, but we share an understanding of the spirit world and we are open to outside forces. On entering the temple grounds, our hands started to tingle. We then entered through the northern wall to find a prayer sanctuary and I felt a strong electrical energy passing through my arms into my back. There was a sign saying only to enter for prayer, so I prayed to God for us to keep safe and well. As I left that area, I still felt my hands tingling. I noticed that my wife was crying in front of the main alter at the southern end, and she said she was unable to control her emotions. A women dressed in ceremonial clothes asked if we had any questions, but my wife embraced her and thanked her for allowing us to be there. We gave a donation to the temple of 100,000 INR and it was gratefully received. Our hands remained tingling until we left the Temple grounds. I would say that this type of experience is rare for us and became a highlight for our visit to Bali. Only go in to pray, it can be a historic and highly charged experience, if you are so inclined.
Written February 19, 2017
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SaibabaHolidays
Palanpur, India175 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
You are asked to pay donations and wear sarong even if you are well dressed. You can totally avoid visiting this place.
Written July 20, 2017
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ind
England, UK269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Please Note: This review is for The Vihara Dharmayana Temple in Kuta. It’s submitted here because this temple does not have a Tripadvisor site for reviews.

Bonnie, our driver asked if we wanted to stop at this Chinese Buddhist Temple in Kuta en-route to Anika Tailor. We were excited as we missed visiting a Buddhist temple whilst in Lovina. Buddhism is similar to Hindu Religion and on many levels it connected well with aspects of our faith and belief, also an opportunity to extend our knowledge and clear our busy minds.

The temple dates back to 1876 and is located on JL Blambangan a busy strip of town. Crossing the road was like a ‘tight rope walk’ as we dodged the traffic. Kuta is well known for it’s chaotic, full on boisterous party scene and beach sunsets, so we were surprised to have stumbled across a bit of peace and serenity at this Buddhist temple. The courtyard has a warm and peaceful feeling displaying goddess statues, menacing dragons wrapped around elaborate pillars. The entrance is dominated in beautiful red and gold with ornate structures, large red lanterns effortlessly swaying in the afternoon breeze.

We took off our shoes and stepped inside, observed locals praying and quietly chanting, captivated by swirls of fragrant incense sticks adding to the spiritual atmosphere. We gently tip toed around listening and admiring the intricate interior, leaving us to question many things in life we take for granted. A sense of peace and calmness lifted our spirits and we appreciated how religion can change one’s thoughts and thinking even momentarily. We wondered at our leisure and it was nice not to be hurried at any point. Bonnie gave us adequate opportunity for photos and ask local devotees insightful questions, although I guess this would have been in broken English. The temple is not huge but well maintained, clean and it’s striking architecture gives it that far eastern-style ambience.

We enjoyed our stop here and learned religion plays an imperative part in the lives of Balinese people and culture. We left with strong emotions of calmness and a clear mind reflecting how dipping into a spiritual world for a short space of time can alter your mindfulness, we showed our gratitude by leaving a donation. Yep! we walked away taking only the good, now we were ready to uncover the other crazy side of Kuta!

Tip: Check opening times prior to visit, be mindful of your attire i.e. no bare arms, no shorts and be generous in leaving a donation. Terima makasi. Indu & Versha.
Written July 31, 2020
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Rgnana
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Found this while researching for a Bali temple to visit. Was quite disappointed with the size of temple. If you’d ask me, very touristy / commercialized way of managing the temple. Paid at entrance and was provided a sarong. But only took me less than 15 minutes to explore the place.
Written April 26, 2018
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Pasii
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
This adress here is totally wrong the temple is at the Beach in Seminyak with Name Pura Petitenget

Thank you
Written October 18, 2016
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JakeConelly
Cairns, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We never went to Hindu temple before so we did not know what to expect. This is one was lovely, and we had nice pictures.
Written November 12, 2019
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the travel writer
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Petitenget Temple is a lovely small temple close to the beach
You will pay a small fee to enter this temple and there are some rule to follow
Great place to see the Bali Hindu religion
Well worth a visit
Close to the beach
Written October 17, 2018
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dacabs
Winston Park, South Africa456 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
There is no sign that says entrance. Go go to walk up the stairs near signboard and get whistled at furiously by a man sitting on road near motorbikes. He charges $5 and wraps you in a sarong although our knees were covered. You walk up the stairs into an open courtyard. There are no plaques giving any explanations re the temple, no one to guide you. Area somewhat messy. Two other areas have big signs saying” no entry- worshippers only”. Very disappointing. No other areas to visit. Not recommended
Written June 19, 2018
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Alexandra F
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Tried to go on a Tuesday morning - wore conservative clothing etc (although included thongs given it was raining) - sternly shown the sign that said only allowed entry if wearing traditional Balinese garments (and not menstruating ...). I’ve seen other reviews that indicated you could purchase a sarong with the entry fee - couldn’t get past the men at the front to even see anyone to pay an entrance fee to let alone ask questions or get a sarong from. Walked around the perimeter to see if we’d missed something but couldn’t find anything. Disappointing
Written December 19, 2017
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