Tampaksiring

Tampaksiring (also: Tampak Siring) is a village on the Indonesian island of Bali. It is located in the district of Gianyar, 38 km northeast of the capital Denpasar and about 15 km north-northeast of the city of Ubud with 30,000 inhabitants. The residents of the 630 m altitude village are known for their ornate wood carvings, which can be purchased here, but also decorate the pavilions in the local temple (Pura Desa). Tampaksiring is home to one of the six Indonesian presidential palaces. It was built between 1957-1960 at the instigation of President Sukarno. The complex covers an area of ​​19 hectares with its buildings, the main building is elevated overlooking the village, the Tirta Empul Temple and the Gunung Agung. In and around Tampaksiring two major Balinese sanctuaries are frequented by tourists:

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