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    Taman Mayura.

    by euzkadi Written Apr 2, 2008

    The Mayura Park is what remains of the once existing Karang Asem kingdom of Bali. The park was built in 1744, and has a man-made lake with a floating pavillion (the Bale Kambang) used as a judicial court and a meeting place.

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    The Pura Meru Temple.

    by euzkadi Updated Apr 1, 2008

    It´s the largest hinduist temple in Mataram and is a relic of the Karam Asam Kingdom, It was built in 1720 as a place of worship for Lombok's Hindu followers. It has three Meru´s (towers with straw roofs) wich symbolizes the presence of Shiva, Visnu and Brahma deities.

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    Sacred stones from Mount Rinjani

    by ukirsari Updated Oct 31, 2003

    It's sacred stones guarded by Dewi Sri [Goddess Sri] nearby the pool of hope in Pura Lingsar. Taken from Mount Rinjani [3,726 m] as personification for the local which never go there ~ so they can pray here.

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    Pura Lingsar

    by ukirsari Written Oct 31, 2003

    Known as the only Hindu shrine in the world where the Hindus and Muslims can worship together. Built at 1714 and rebuilt in 1878, this temple symbolizing harmony and unity between the Balinese Hinduism and Sasak Islam.

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    'Secret Room' at Bale Terang

    by ukirsari Updated Oct 31, 2003
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    If the king find one of his concubines is great ... he can 'proccess' it in the secret room for intimates ;) This story remind me with Tamansari ~water castle~ at Jogjakarta [you can read in my Jogjakarta page].

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    Taman Narmada

    by ukirsari Written Oct 31, 2003

    Taman Narmada [Narmada Park] was built in 1727 during the reign of King Anak Agung Gede Ngurah Karangasem. A huge artificial lake which represent Danau [lake] Segara Anak ~ the crater lake nearby Mount Rinjani.

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    Pura Meru

    by ukirsari Updated Oct 31, 2003

    Pura Meru [Meru Temple] also symbolizing the influence of Balinese culture in Lombok. This is the highest style of Meru type of pura, consist of 11 meru as the roof. Built in 1720 during the reign of King Anak Agung Made and dedicated to the Hindu unity on Lombok.

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    Pohon Nagasari

    by ukirsari Written Oct 31, 2003

    The sacred tree which only can live in sacred place like pura [temple]. It's not allowed to take the beans from the tree. Let them fall to the ground and take it for several traditional medicine. For kids who has scabies or the girls who wants to have beautiful faces [reduced acne!!!]

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    Many personification at Mayura Park

    by ukirsari Updated Oct 31, 2003

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    How people in Mataram~Ampenan~Cakranegara living in harmony at the ancient time were described by many personification sculptures in Mayura Park. Like the Middle East people [Iranian, Turkish] and Chinese people. Symbolizing that they're so helpful during the developing of Mayura Park. And at the entrance gate can be found Chinese dishes which put on the wall.

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    batu bolong temple

    by aalayaa Written Jan 23, 2006
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    a hindu temple on the cliff by the beach. batu bolong means stone with hole, probably because it's built on the rocks. from the temple, you can see the beach and the ocean.

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    gili islands

    by aalayaa Written Jan 23, 2006

    3 small islands (gili air, gili meno, gili trawangan) near lombok famous for snorkeling, sun, and partying.

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    Sacred spring Narmada

    by ukirsari Updated Oct 31, 2003
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    A sacred spring in the Narmada complex which the water is believed to give the pilgrims eternal youth!

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