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Luhur Batukaru Temple

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Luhur Batukaru Temple is one of Bali's key directional temples (Bali attractions) and a site of pilgrimage for Hindu Balinese. The Pura Luhur Batukaru lies in solitary clearing 1,300 meters above the sea level, all around the Batukaru temple you'll find a garden of flowering frangipani and hibiscus, with a gigantic, inhabited, humid tropical forest all around it. The impressive placed Batukaru is situated on the slopes of Mount Batukaru since the 11th century, which is an especially sacred site, even by Balinese standards. That's why all visitors have to carefully read and abide the temple rules posted clearly at the entrance.The temple is high on the slopes of the mountain and the often misty, drizzly micro-climate here just adds to its undoubtedly mystical atmosphere. Due to the cool climate and high rainfall (has the highest rainfall on Bali), the shrines in this temple are covered by moss
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We drove the road from Jatiluwih to the temple. Bumpy (so car highly recommended instead of moped) and off the beaten track. Once we arrived at the temple, I instantly felt the good vibe, it's so serene and peaceful. We were the only tourists there,...More

Reviewed 8 October 2013

Been twice in visiting this temple. This place is very tranquil and serene. The view is so magnificent. I felt so relax after meditating in this place. Pura Batukaru is about 2 hours driving from Denpasar. The road was smooth (in August 2012).

3  Thank Ayu_and_Steve
Reviewed 30 September 2013

One of the best sites to see in Bali, much better than Uluwatu for example. If you have no sarong, they give you one. This temple which is one of the six grand public temples of Bali, is settled in a mountain site very quiet...More

Thank 1950joelle
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is a very beautiful and unique temple as it is situated in the middle wild forest and certain regulations applied here for maintaining its holiness and sacredness. The environmental view is in serenity and gives a shade to the heart of visitors. I feel...More

1  Thank SadraBali_Indonesia
Reviewed 30 August 2013

One of the biggest temple in Bali. Its situated at the foot of mount Batukaru. Fresh and cool. Its good to visit when you going to Ulundanu temple, Jatiluwih and Batukaru temple...If you drive strait from Kuta , it took around 2 hours drive. Along...More

Thank suwitrabali
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Lost in the middle of the jungle, the temple Batukaru is only rarely visited even if it is one of the six major sanctuaries Bali.Le Pura Batukaru is the guardian of the western region. Spirituality over us as the place is serene, well-preserved and protected...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 10 July 2013

this is so much nicer than bersakeh as its often tourist free and has a really special atmosphere with dense vegetation, massive trees and the newly restored lake to enjoy in addition to the lovely temple structures - well worth the drive!

Thank ChubbyHubby
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I guess this should be rated as 'Good' but there is no rating for that and I don't think 'Very Good' is right so we are stuck with 'Average". That said, I was really looking forward to visiting this temple after reading a few articles...More

Thank ozteddy
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We had to pay an entrance fee and still couldn't visit the inside of the temple, because everything was so super-sacred. Imagine paying an entrance fee in order to see an European church just from the outside, unbelievable. Better go see Tirta Gangga.

1  Thank Fenugreek12
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Some waves really buffer this small island temple makes for some fantastic photos and of course when your driving off the tee . You always think you are going to hit one of the pilgrims if your having an off day .

Thank Clive F
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Rosalyn L
14 May 2015|
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Hi, I wonder the same as you, how can you arrive there, have u got any information? Thanks
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