Archaeological Museum

The Museum Purbakala (Archaeological Museum) displays prehistoric items in bronze, natural stone and ceramics, including various turtleshaped gemstone sarcophagi.
A brief stroll from the museum are 3 temples of particular curiosity for their saint stone statues. Pura Arjuna Metapa (“Arjuna Meditating” Temple) is a little pavilion ranking on your own in the ricefields, sheltering a cluster of natural stone statues which have been almost certainly once element of a spg temple. Ref: Bali Villas

In conformation with the wayang custom which recounts tales from the Mahabharata, Arjuna is attended by a stonerelief servant character. Regarding 100 m (110 yards) north is Pura Kebo Edan (“Crazy Giant” Temple). The demonic statuary indicates which this was a cult-temple of Bhairava Buddhism. The primary figure is a masked 3.6-m- (12-ft-) high giant, dancing on a corpse. The fantastically proportioned Pura Pusering Jagat (“Navel of the World” Temple) has numerous pavilions housing related tantric jewel figures. Ref: Villas in Bali


The “Pejeng Vessel”, a cylindrical natural stone urn carved with cosmological figures, is kept in a shrine in the southeastern nook of the temple. About 2 km (1 mile) north of Pejeng, Pura Penataran Sasih properties the “Pejeng Moon” (sasih suggests moon), a bronze drum 186 cm (74 in.) long, of unknown age. Thought of saint, it is used in a taller pavilion. Temple instructions often promote guests to endure as a base of an adjacent shrine; from here can be glimpsed the drum’s good geometric patterning. Ref: Bali Luxury Villas

The “Pejeng Vessel”, a cylindrical jewel urn carved with cosmological figures, is used in a shrine in the southeastern nook of the temple. About 2 km (1 mile) north of Pejeng, Pura Penataran Sasih houses the “Pejeng Moon” (sasih implies moon), a bronze drum 186 cm (74 in.) long, of unidentified age. Thought of sacred, it is used in a extra tall pavilion. Temple guides at times encourage guests to endure on the bottom of an adjoining shrine; from here can be glimpsed the drum’s good geometric patterning.

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