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Divine Architecture High Above Bali’s Coast

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Not for nothing is Bali known as the Island of the Gods.

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In the elegant pavilions on this pristine cliffside spot, the troubles of mere mortals would seem far away.

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The Hotel Banyan Tree Ungasan is sited on a plateau, built on the edge of a cliff at a height of 70 meters above the Indian Ocean.

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It would be hard not to feel a little bit god-like in such a spot.

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Drawing on the traditions of Indonesian architecture, a serene sanctuary is created.

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The luxurious architecture is a graceful symbiosis of old and new, of classic and modern.

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Why does symmetry seem so luxurious?

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Maybe it is because all over the world, the places that celebrate someone or something important or special, like palaces or places of worship – have always been symmetrical?

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But there is also something about perfectly pleasing proportions that plays a part.

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The ancient Sanskrit word for architect is ‘space imaginer.’

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These are some beautifully imagined spaces.

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And the sublime site doesn’t hurt either.

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