Pura Penataran Ped, Ped village (at Ped village on the main north coast road between Toyapakeh and Sampalan.). An extremely important temple to the Hindu Balinese many of whom make an annual pilgrimage to Nusa Penida specifically to pray here to protect against illness, disease and death. This temple is built on a quite grand scale which makes for something of a contrast with the generally rather austere nature of Nusa Penida.
Situated on the secluded island of Nusa Penida, and also known as Pura Penataran Agung Ped, this temple compound is one of the most sought after holy places in Bali due to its reputation as a shrine to the Earth and the Divine, thus connecting the spiritual and physical. Legend has it that prayer and meditation at this temple will grant eternal equilibrium in one’s life, balancing the corporeal with the transcendent. Find out about auspicious days to visit Pura Penataran Dalem Ped, and you might catch a ceremony take place.