The Vihara Dharmayana Kuta Buddhist temple is one of the few attractions of Kuta.
This temple was visited by the 14th Dalai Lama during his visit to Bali in 1982. Its other local name is Kongcho Kuta.
It was built in 1876. Despite its venerable age, the temple is well maintained. Most of the parishioners are Balinese Chinese. Buddhist holidays are celebrated here, among which the brightest and most important is the Lunar New Year.
Architecture and Decorations
The main building of the Bhaktisala temple is decorated with large round lanterns hanging from the roof of the building. The roof is supported by columns twined with dragon figures.
Nearby is the Dharma Sala building, where family prayers are held, statues of Chinese deities are installed, and a wall is decorated with a Buddhist temple complex on Java-Borobudur.
In the courtyard, there is a sacred banyan tree - another place of worship, where prayers to the four-faced Buddha are held.