Vihara Dharmayana Kuta

Other parts of Kuta which can be a place to get to know the history of Kuta is Dharmayana Vihara. Founded about 1876 M, Dharmayana Vihara became one of the oldest buildings in Kuta. However, although already aged 132 years, this Vihara is still awake.
This Vihara is in the corner of the road Blambangan Padri Kuta. With the red light typically Chinese, Vihara is clearly visible on the right side of the road. Ornaments that hang like lampion, Chinese characters on the wall, or the dragon statue in the pole Vihara became icons typical traditional Chinese buildings.

Dharmayana Vihara is a place of worship to the descendants of Chinese. However, Dharmayana Vihara is open to anyone who would like to visit, not only those who want to worship .Therefore, tourists can also visit this Vihara.Dharmayana vihara is built to honor Dharmayana Yang Mulia Tan Kongco cin Hu Jin, the Chinese ancestor of Kuta. According to the Chinese name is Lim Ing Hin, Tan Jin Hu cin is the architect who designed the Taman Ayun Mengwi, Badung. Jin built Taman Ayun at this year in the 1716 M.

Although established as a form of homage to the ancestors of Chinese, but this Vihara still be visited by anyone, including tourists. Usually the tourists are coming from China, Japan, or Korea. A visit to the Vihara Dharmayana Kuta, at the same time we will learn about the history of Chinese citizens in Kuta, and Bali in general. Since the beginning of his arrival in Bali on the 18-th century, Chinese people choose the trade jobs. This profession also affect the development of Kuta to the present. Chinese citizens still be one of the groups that determine the economic wheel of Kuta, especially from the trade.