Typical Balinese Hindu offering. You find these all over the streets of Bali!
Just a quick post today, we went to visit a Hindu pura in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia! On the island of Bali, in Indonesia, they practice Balinese Hindu, which includes their own customs and traditions which differ from Hindu practices in, say, India.
It was a nice day until we arrived, then it started raining on and off, so people were out, then taking for cover, then out again. haha. Now that I look at the pictures, I didn't really take any overall landscape photos of this place. But the space is filled with buildings like the one here, and concrete floored areas with straw roofed areas. Honestly, it wasn't as culturally educational as I had hoped it would be because I didn't understand what any of the signs said (since they were all in Bahasa Indonesia). In regards to why I didn't get anything translated, well, I was with my younger cousin who couldn't quite translate the technical religious terms to English for me, so I ended up walking around just looking at the architecture of the place. Then afterwards when I asked my family for details, no one knew anything so I kind of just sat there and moved on. In the end, we were rushed out because the family wanted to go to another place to eat and then off to the rice fields, which interest me much much more (because agriculture is a livelihood in itself). And so, enjoy the pictures, although I really don't know anything about them. Just being honest. :)
Also, seemed to be that most of the tourism on Bali comes from Indonesia itself, which is kind of cool! Okay, off to the rice fields! :D
The traveling duck,