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Balinese architecture is a vernacular architecture tradition of Balinese people that inhabits volcanic island of Bali. The Balinese architecture is a centuries-old architectural tradition influenced by Balinese culture developed from Hindu influences through ancient Javanese intermediary, as well as pre-Hindu elements of native Balinese architecture.

Traditional Balinese buildings seek to be in harmony with the environment. Balinese architecture is developed from Balinese ways of life, their spatial organization, their communal-based social relationships, as well as philosophy and spirituality influenced its design.

Balinese temple or pura are designed as an open air place of worship within enclosed walls, connected with a series of intricately decorated gates between its compounds. Balinese temple usually contains a padmasana, the towering lotus throne of the highest god, Acintya (Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in modern Balinese), the pelinggih, bale piyasan.