It is situated in a remote area at the northern side of Lake Batur an on the eastern part of Penulisan Hill, some 40 kms from Bangli Town, precisely in Pinggan Village, Kinatamani District. The place is easy to reach with vehicles. Reaching the parking area, then, a guest should go on foot for some 500 meters to reach the temple.
The word "Balingkang" translates " King of Bali". The temple once served as the palace for the King of Bali. Based on folklore, in the 11th century, there was a king named Sri Kesari Waradewa who had a Chinese wife, a pricess of Chung Dynasty, Tang Ci Keng. The marriage between the two was told in Barong Landung Dance that still can be seen in Bali to date. Even the palace it self has been influenced by Chinese design and architectural styles, among others, the building of Gedong Mas and Pelinggih Ida Ratu Ayu. Chinese influence has also left Balinese old coins to have in one of the sides, Balinese characteristics, as God related symbols, which remain in use to date.