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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 14 November 2016

This temple locates in the deep of the forest. I was going there from Jatiluwih rice terrace, the way to go there was very silent through the green forest, village, and damaged road. But for me, this was the art of travelling to Batukaru temple....More

Thank CenturyAlpha
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Pura Luhur Batukaru is a experience for forest lover. Here, you can explore all side the temple and feel the ambience. So quite, sacred and fresh air.

Thank Benny H
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

According to Lonely Planet "This is certainly the most spiritual temple you can easily visit in Bali". It is indeed one of the most of spiritual temples you can visit there. There are not many tourists around. It has a beautiful lake. Visit it early...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

We visited this temple during Galungan and we could feel the religious ambiance. Not so money oriented like other temples.

Thank Wardono
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Short visit but magical if this is the right place it costed 20000 rpi. Was a nice little bike along a river the people who were visiting were from every corner of the world. Very beautiful and serene.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We drove there early in the morning and has very minimal other tourists. Lighting was great for pictures, lots of path to explore. Make sure to have a sarong to enter the temple (otherwise they can provide some at the entrance). Entrance fee is 20,000...More

Thank vroy003
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A must visit though much out of the way. Excellent location adjacent to a forest. Excellent mountain air, good photo opportunity, historical place, has a small lake adjacent to it. Should be included in every itinerary..

Thank meetisv
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

But less crowded. There are much better temples with no crowds such as Taman ayun, Klungkung and kehken (sorry for spellings). Still if you are seeing the rice fields not to far away, you may as well come here too. Oh, under 5s are not...More

Thank mikeazzo
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

This temple is located on the slope of Mount Batukaru surrounded by dense forest. Although it is a royal family temple honored mainly by Tabanan and Badung nobles, the decoration is quite modest, only the moss and the jungle around it. The temple goes in...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Another rustic Temple in Bali without bus load of tourists. It's bit far so check out photos before you decide to visit, but would recommend if you are in the area.

Thank Girish D
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