- Visit Ubud for a Temple Anniversary celebration

May 03, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that anyone who is staying in Ubud hotels at the beginning of June will find that their visit coincides with the Temple Anniversary celebrations of one of the town's main hubs of religion.

On June 2nd, people staying in the area will see locals come out to mark the Temple Anniversary of Pura Desa.

This is the town's main temple and the festivities surrounding its anniversary, also known as odalan, are likely to be of interest to visitors to the island.

According to, the residents of Ubud carry out their religious duties with "a level of devout attention and meticulous care that is rarely exceeded elsewhere".

For anyone who wants to get under the skin of Balinese culture and better understand the Hindu rituals that are being performed at the temple, the website advises attending the ceremony with a local who can explain what is happening and give tips about how to behave.

The Pura Desa Ubud temple complex is worth visiting whether there are festivities taking place or not, due to its split gates which mark the entrance to the holy site.

Another religious building that tourists may want to see is Pura Taman Saraswati, which is located near the Pura Desa temple. It features a pond overflowing with lotus flowers outside its main entrance.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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