Kau means “West” in the Indonesian, therefore it is said that the temple was named as “Mountain in the west”. However, it can also mean the husk of a coconut. The legend tells it is built on a sacred stone “Batukau”. This temple is one of the six representative temples known as Sad Kahyangan and also a complex temple which consists of several temples. Located beneath Gunung Batukau which is the second highest mountain on Bali (2.275 m), it used to be the state temple of West Bali.
- Tabanan (Midwest)
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