Beji Temple is set in Sangsit Village, Regency of Buleleng, just 8 Km east of Singaraja city, and you’ll see a wonderful example of the colorful northern Bali architectural style. Beji Temple is a Subak temple devoted to the spirit of the irrigation and rice fields. The main road to the coast is approximately half a km away. It was built on the site of a well in the 15th century.
The temple is well known for its Barong architecture and its virtuoso relief sculptures. It is a quiet and refreshing place with its courtyards of cut grass and old frangipani trees.
The main entrance to the courtyard spreads almost the entire length of the wall and is splendidly carved both at the inner and outer sides of the courtyard. The main shrines have staircases and towers, and you feel that worship has to do with the pure pleasure of building things.
The temple is picturesque and full of ornamental sculptures mainly made of wandering plants and floral motifs like the typical Buleleng style. The most important thing in this temple is that each surface is carved and therefore extremely artistic.
In addition, all the carvings were painted to make this colorful temple very unique and special. It is not clear how this temple was built, but historians say that it was in the 15th century during the period of the Majapahit kingdom-centered around Java. Like other temples on Bali, it is divided in three courtyards, an external courtyard, and the central and internal courtyards.
In the outer courtyard are two dragon statues symbolizing temple guardians and you are recommended to wear sarong and sash when entering the temple. The facilities at the temple are limited by parking and refreshments, but are usually always part of a route for tour operators due to its uniqueness.