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New on 500px : Temple of Silence by roberto_pazzi by roberto_pazzi

The Pura Luhur Batukau (Temple of Luhur Batukau).
It’s located on the slopes of the volcano Gunung Batukau and it’ is surrounded by green forest.
This is definitely one of the most mystical temples of Bali.
It has a “meru” (Hindu shrine) with seven roofs dedicated to Maha Dewa, the goddess of the mountain, and it has altars dedicated to the lakes Bratan, Buyan and Tamblingan.
Visiting this temple is a pleasure because it is rarely visited by tourists.
The only sounds you can hear are the songs of birds and the litany of priests.

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New on 500px : Ganga by Pawel_Krupinski by Pawel_Krupinski

If it is not there, add it to your bucket list: a morning boat trip on the Ganga in Varanasi.

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New on 500px : The Awakening (II) by roberto_pazzi by roberto_pazzi

The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.
It’s declared a national park in 1982 and it is located in East Java, Indonesia, to the east of Malang and to the southeast of Surabaya.
It is the only conservation area in Indonesia that has a sand sea, across which is the caldera of an ancient volcano (Tengger) from which four new volcanic cones have emerged.
This unique feature covers a total area of 5,250 hectares.
The massif also contains the highest mountain in Java, Mount Semeru (about 3,700 m), 4 lakes, 50 rivers and the volcano Bromo (it’s the one smoking in the picture).
The Bromo is an active volcano and its summit is about 2,400 meters s.l.m.. The last eruption was in November 2011.
Its name is derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the creator god of Hinduism.

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