Along the main road from South Bali to Bedugul via Mengwi, about 30 km from Denpasar, you will pass through the small Perean village. Perean sits in a typical agricultural area, with beautiful rice fields and a large variety of vegetables and other crops.
The village is best known for it’s old temple, Pura Yeh Gangga. “Yeh gangga” means “water from Ganges”.
Pura Yeh Gangga is dated back to the Majapahit period, on inscriptions found here there are dates which according to our calendar says 1339 and 1429.
Inside the temple is a meru with seven levels built with a foundation of stone, unlike the meru’s on the rest of Bali which is mainly built of wood. The different levels or floors are thatched as usual.
. A small village south of Bedugul. Shrine on a rice field. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)” width=”640″ /> Bali, Badung, Perean. A small village south of Bedugul. Shrine on a rice field. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)
At the opposite side of the river running through the area you can see several caves, and to the east is the hot springs that gave name to the temple, Yeh Gangga. From Perean it is convenient to continue further up the road to Bedugul and lake Bratan.