Should Sacred Temples be used as Tourism Objects? | Abstract
Journal of Tourism & Hospitality

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0269


Should Sacred Temples be used as Tourism Objects?

AAN Yudha Martin Mahardika, M Rudi Irwansyah, I Wayan Sugiartana

In Bali, Pura is considered sacred by the inhabitants and protected by local regulations. The development of tourism facilities to support tourist activities often intersect with efforts to maintain the sanctity of the temple. The current study was conducted to identify violations in the use of the sacred temple area as tourism support facilities. This study made use qualitative and quantitative data to support findings. In gathering the data, 3 techniques of data collection were used, namely observation, interviews, and document collections. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting respondents. The data was analyzed using inductive logic, where syllogism was built based on specific information to generate common conclusions. The findings showed that there are various violations in the use of sacred temple areas of Pura Khayangan Jagat Batu Bolong and Pura Bhujangga Waisnawa. The temple's sacred area were used as tourism support facilities; in total of 82 buildings were developed in and surrounding the areas, including hotels, restaurants, and public services. Other violations were breaking operating hour and the use of temple facilities to support business. There is a need to overcome the violations through collaborations of government and the local inhabitants.

Published Date: 2021-05-03; Received Date: 2021-04-12