The Klenteng Ling Gwan Kiong in the north coast city of Singaraja in Bali, Indonesia, one of the island’s Chinese temples. Photo: Ian Lloyd Neubauer
The Klenteng Ling Gwan Kiong in the north coast city of Singaraja in Bali, Indonesia, one of the island’s Chinese temples. Photo: Ian Lloyd Neubauer
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Bali’s Chinese temples and the tragic love story behind Balinese Hinduism that marked the joining of two great Asian dynasties

  • The tale of a Balinese king and a Chinese beauty drove one traveller to discover more at the Indonesian island’s ornately kitsch Chinese temples
  • Believed to be mostly true, the story set the stage for the incorporation of Buddhism and Chinese culture into Balinese Hinduism

The Klenteng Ling Gwan Kiong in the north coast city of Singaraja in Bali, Indonesia, one of the island’s Chinese temples. Photo: Ian Lloyd Neubauer
The Klenteng Ling Gwan Kiong in the north coast city of Singaraja in Bali, Indonesia, one of the island’s Chinese temples. Photo: Ian Lloyd Neubauer
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