Gunung Kawi Temple complex, locally referred to as Pura Gunung Kawi, is one of Bali’s most unique archaeological sites, comprising a collection of ancient shrine reliefs carved into the face of a rock cliff. The main site overlooks the sacred Pakerisan River, which also flows by the Tirta Empul Temple a kilometre up north. Across the river from the ancient reliefs is a temple courtyard featuring old Hindu shrines in a more contemporary architectural style, which is visited by many pilgrims, especially during its ‘piodalan’ temple anniversaries.
This Learning Experience is suitable for Lower Secondary students and above. It will explore how symbols can develop the identity of a community. Learners will be able to see how meanings in symbols can change according to the respective context and are encouraged to apply what they learn into literary works.