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TOURISM

EXPLORE THE BALIENESSE PURA TROUGH THE STAMPS

The glory of Hindu's kingdom in Indonesia is still maintained by a relic and an amazing culture that we can expose it back by travelling to Bali. One of the historical relic is pura - a Hindu's religious site where most of Balinesse take a pray.

BESAKIH TEMPLE
Developed in XI century (1007 AD) by Resi Markandheya at feet of Agung mountain that Balinesse convicted as an "earth center". It appears as the pura complex consist of 30 puras within 3 main puras are Puseh, Desa (Balu Agung), and Dalem as a "Trimurti" symbol, Brahma, Siva, Visnu, 3 Gods in Hindu's.
They used to make a ceremony for the spirit of Samprangan Kings Dinasty (Klungkung prince's forefather).
Nowadays, beside as a tourism object where located 75km from Denpasar, it still used for a religious site because Balinesse faith of holliest and greatest pura in Bali.

TAMAN AYUN TEMPLE
It located about 8 km from Denpasar, surrounded by a beautiful pool garden that would feel a great magical view. It was established on XVII century (1634 AD) by I Gusti Anom (Mengwi's king) and used by a paiben pura with worship palinggih-palinggih for asking to the God about a safety, prosperity and welfare. Balinesse have a believing tale of this pura is a place where the Goddess used to take bath.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION :

A. STAMP
  • Design :
    • Pura Besakih
    • Pura Taman Ayun
  • Date of issue : 01 July 1998
  • Quantity : 1,000,000 sets
  • Paper : white unwatermarked
  • Gum : PVA
  • Printing process : combination of offset and Rotogravure
  • Size : 63,92 x 24,00 mm & 31,96 x 24,00
  • Perforation : 13,50 x 13,50.
  • Sheet composition : 16 (4x4)
 
B. FIRST DAY COVER
  • FDC + Stamps
    • Quantity : 20,000 pcs
  • FDC + S/S
    • Quantity : 15,000 pcs
 
C. SOUVENIR SHEET
  • Design : Pura Besakih
  • Quantity : 200,000 pcs