Besakih Temple is one of the best examples of Majapahit influence on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
Besakih Temple is one of the best examples of Majapahit influence on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
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In Bali, an Indonesian empire that double-crossed the Chinese hides in plain sight

  • Vestiges of the Majapahit empire, Indonesia’s largest ever, are evident across Bali, from the ubiquitous meru towers to cultural traditions such as gamelan
  • A new luxury resort, the Jumeirah Bali, was built in honour of this remarkable history, with gardens, water features and pavilions based on the Majapahit era

Besakih Temple is one of the best examples of Majapahit influence on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
Besakih Temple is one of the best examples of Majapahit influence on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
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