Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery, Buleleng

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Immerse yourself in tranquility at Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery, an enormous Buddhist monastery perched hillside. The colorful temples first opened in 1970 and house several meditation rooms, libraries, and gardens. Explore the different areas of the monastery, linked by small footpaths lined with statues, lush gardens, and tall pines. If interested, inquire about participating in meditation here yourself. You'll need to wear a sarong or sash around the waist when you visit, but you can borrow one from the front desk at no charge. You'll get here easiest by car, along a scenic drive passing vineyards and a small community. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Buleleng holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We visited this complex again but now in full sun; then it's even more impressive. Additionally, what we still wrote last year: just a mini Borobudur This complex is the only Buddhist temple of Bali. This makes this temple is totally different than in all other Hindu temples in Bali. Fun, at the highest level it seems just a mini Borobudur. And you have from a beautiful view of the surrounding area. As far as we are concerned, a must to see https://www.tripadvisor.nl/ShowUserReviews-g1372806-d3317179-r458417203-Brahma_Vihara_Arama_Buddhist_Monastery-Buleleng_Bali.html#
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  • A pleasant Buddhist temple. When you log on, you can take a sarong for a small fee. Big beautiful territory, potrjasjushhaja architecture. Luxury views from a height. Relaxed atmosphere, nice people. Recommend to everyone!
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  • Very beautiful temple with beautiful views. They were still building and refresh. Of the monk who founded the temple has was an image made. However, this seemed so real that we thought there was someone.
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  • The temple was very peaceful when we visited with few other tourists. Perched on the mountainside it offers excellent views down to the coast with a nice cool breeze. All of the buildings, gardens and statues are in excellent condition though there are currently some building works underway.
  • Loved this Buddhist temple. Parking was effortless right in front, donation based entrance "fee", serene, beautiful statues throughout, variety of different architectural buildings and had the opportunity to see participants of their 10 day Vipassana silent meditation retreat. Wish I knew it was happening while we were here because it would have been great to participate. Renovations happening at this time but it only added to the experience.
  • The vipassana retreat I was lucky enough to join here was magical. Such a peaceful place and so wonderful to spend time here.
  • So mystical place. Enjoy the loneliness. Also there is miniatur Borobodur.
  • The first Buddhist temple in Bali - styled very much on the Borobudur site, at Yogjakarta. A small, peaceful and idyllic place. And due to its elevation (located on the Central Buleleng platto), it has superb 180° views across and down to the coast line. Entrance is free (donations are gratefully accepted). For those wishing to meditate, the main shrine room is open to all. Guided mediation classes are available - details of dates, and booking are available by going to the website.
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