Vihara Dharmayana Temple

Type of place
Vihara Dharmayana Kuta, also known as Kongco Kuta, is a prominent landmark in Kuta and one of the few Buddhist temples in the region. Established in 1876, the temple is notable for its well-preserved condition and serves as a spiritual center for Balinese Chinese. Buddhist holidays are celebrated here, particularly the Lunar New Year, which is one of the most significant events. In 1982, the temple was honored by a visit from the 14th Dalai Lama.
The temple's architecture is impressive: the main Bhaktisala building is adorned with hanging round lanterns and supported by columns with dragon carvings. Family prayers are held in the Dharmasala building, which houses statues of Chinese deities, and a depiction of the famous Borobudur Buddhist complex in Java is displayed on the wall. In the temple courtyard grows a sacred banyan tree, near which prayers to the Four-faced Buddha are performed, adding a special spiritual atmosphere to the place.