With many thousands of temples, Bali has such a variety that you can’t even categorise them. The best evoke the great traditions of the island’s unique form of Buddhism that has been shaped by priests and prophets for centuries. Every village in Bali has several temples, and every home has at least a simple house-temple. All temples are built on a mountains–sea orientation, not north–south. The direction towards the mountains, kaja, is the end of the temple, where the holiest shrines are found. The temple’s entrance is at the kelod. Kangin is more holy than the kuah, so many secondary shrines are on the kangin side. Kaja may be towards a particular mountain – Pura Besakih in east Bali is pointed directly towards Gunung Agung – or towards the mountains in general, which run east–west along the length of Bali.