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“Isolated gem in forested hills”

Luhur Batukaru Temple
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Bali Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple and Cultural...
Ranked #2 of 70 things to do in Tabanan
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Can there be a lovely temple in Bali without thousands of tourists, a hundred souvenir shops outside, touts, guides and an overcrowded car park? Batukaru surprises in many ways - off the main track, the drive to the temple is gorgeous ... through woods, villages and un-touristy rice terraces. When you get there, the emptiness and simplicity surprise. There is a misty, jungly feel to this quiet temple (moss-covered everywhere). The weather also is a lot cooler, being high up in the mountain. The temple itself is not impressive compared to others in Bali. But more than makes up for it with the silence, the setting and the journey to and fro.

Entrance fee includes rental of the sarong. There are no shops of any sort. Toilet (RP2000) is basic. Temple area is small, and can be covered in 30 min.

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"padi fields"
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This temple is not very big, but it is worth going around slowly and look at some of the older statues that had lost some of their finest detailed due to the elements. Don't forgot to go on both the left and right side of the temple to check out the river and the big manmade lake where you can find lots of fish.

Small donation of 20,000 rupiah (1.25 euro) is expected and you will be given a sarong to cover before entering the temple. If possible try to find a guide who can explain part of the temple in more details.

Note that women who are having their period, are pregnant and whose baby are yet having any teeth, are not allowed in, nor are children below the age of 7 (not yet losing their first milk tooth) and those with recent death in the family.

Thank Ratna_BSBL
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This temple is located near with Mount Batukaru, not far from the Tabanan city. Must to use a sarong to enter the area of the temple. Also we have a friendly guide temple and a lot of explaining to tell us about the background of the Batukaru temple. A trip that wil be combines serenity and beauty temple.

Thank Rebec1212
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is a beautiful temple in the forest. It's full of nooks and crannies to explore. Its very calming and it was nice to be in the cool for a while. It is a real shame to see it so shabby looking though. Overgrown, slippery pathways and steps with a fair amount of rubbish building up along the pathways. It is a must see whilst you are in the area, the architecture is wonderful.

Thank Jo J
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Big threes and the sound of jungle like to say welcome to you when you arrived here.
Really harmony place make you feel really relaxed to be here.
The place is about 40 minute from tabanan city and maybe 1h 30 m . From dnpasar. You will really enjoy here
If you need information please call me +6281999300022

Thank mahe m
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