The island of Bali as one of the islands is obedient to its religion and customs. Therefore, many things that contain unique cultural elements can be found easily in Bali. The island of Bali is known as the island of a thousand temples, because the majority of the population is Hindu. However, followers of other minority religions can still live comfortably, including Buddhists. As proof, you will be able to find the existence of various unique Buddhist statues in Bali.
Unique Buddha Statue in Sleeping Position at Dharma Giri Temple
The first location that you can go to see the unique Buddha statue in a sleeping position is to visit the Dharma Giri Temple. This temple can be found at the address Jl. Raya Pupuan Number 1, Tabanan. Here, you can find a giant Buddha statue sleeping in a sleeping position.
The uniqueness of the Buddha statue in Bali is also accompanied by a beautiful view. At the back of the statue, you will find natural scenery in the form of green hills. With such a combination of views, the Dharma Giri Temple is often a place for visitors to hunt for selfies.
Beautiful View Around the unique Buddha Statue
Apart from that, you can also choose to witness the existence of a unique Buddha statue in Bali in the middle of the sea. The statues are deliberately drowned under the sea waters of Bali because they are intended to add to the attractiveness of natural tourism. In addition, these statues can be a means of developing coral reefs which are the habitat of sea fish.
There are 3 locations to choose from:
• Temple Point Nusa Penida
Temple Point Nusa Penida is the first location you can go to if you want to find a Buddha statue under the sea. The statues were deliberately submerged at a depth of up to 7 meters a few years ago. At the moment, the result looks absolutely gorgeous. These statues are home to coral reefs, mosses and anemones.
• Pemuteran Divine Park
Pemuteran Beach can also be a holiday destination if you want to witness the existence of a unique statue in Bali that has sunk in the middle of the sea. In total, you will find as many as 33 statues here. Not only Buddha statues, but also statues of Hindu gods such as Dewi Sri or Lord Vishnu.
• Tulamben Sanctuary
Tulamben Beach in Karangasem could be your next stop. The water area around Tulamben Beach has long been known as a snorkeling destination. Here you will find 5 stupas and various types of statues which have been submerged gradually since 2012. You can only find these statues at a depth of between 9 and 17 meters.
The Biggest Buddha Statue in Bali Empu Astapaka Temple
The next destination, you can see the splendor of the Buddha statue which is claimed to be the largest Buddha statue in Bali. You can find the location at Empu Astapaka Temple which is not far from Gilimanuk Harbor. The process of making this magnificent statue is also quite phenomenal, requiring a minimum cost of IDR 1 billion.