From some temple buildings that you can meet in Kintamani, Pura Dalem Belingkang can be said to be one of the attractions that you cannot miss for your visit when you are vacationing in Kintamani. The reason is, this temple not only looks magnificent and also beautiful, let alone its location also presents incredible views. This temple actually also has some unique stories that will certainly make you want to visit it more quickly.
The first unique story is closely related to the name given to this temple itself, namely Pura Dalem Balingkang. The name was given to this temple because indeed at the beginning, this temple was a palace of a Balingkang (which in Balinese means king) named Sri Jaya Pangus. It is said that he said, this palace was also built in connection with a cultural difference between the king and a Chinese woman known as Tang Ci Keng. This may also be the reason why there is also a large megalith in the temple which is a representation of the King and his wife, which we can still see today.
Another uniqueness lies in the temple building itself. The building can be said to have a fairly ancient architectural style. This kind of temple building is quite rare to be found, including in Bali itself. Because it was once a palace, this temple building also had a kind of fortress on its outer part. Of course, in ancient times the fortress had functions like palace fortresses in general, namely to protect the inside of the palace, especially the king from outside attacks.
In this temple there is also a place of worship which is equipped with a symbol of a large Chinese coin. This is actually the most visited part of the temple because it is believed to bring good