The Pura Petitenget Temple in Seminyak is an architecturally beautiful and ancient hindu temple. Located at Petitenget beach, Balinese hindus believe that the temple is protecting them from the sea. Pura Petitenget Temple has a special meaning to the local community and remains an active place of worship until today.
Various religious ceremonies and annual festivals take place in the temple and directly at the beach in front of it. But even if you don’t get to witness a ceremony, you’ll most likely be able to observe locals bringing food offerings to the shrines or burning incense.
Pura Petitenget Temple is one of the few cultural attractions in Seminyak.
Pura Petitenget Temple is quite a small temple with major parts being reserved for worshippers only. To be honest I wouldn’t recommend travelling to Seminyak just to visit the temple, but it offers a nice little break from the hustle and bustle if you are already in the area. Then the entrance fee of 50,000 IDR (£3;$4), plus a few dollars to rent a sarong if you don’t bring your own, are definitely well spent on this little gem. Plan for half an hour at the temple and you’ll have more than enough time to visit the grounds and to take in the atmosphere.
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