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Puseh Batuan Temple

Batuan Village near Singapadu, Sukawati 80582, Indonesia
+62 878-6246-6055
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Pura Puseh Batuan are shrine owned by Villagers batuan-village-home-of-balinese-paintings" Batuan Village district of Sukawati - Gianyar regency. The Temple is part of the concept of "Tri Kahyangan or Tri Murti" taught by Mpu Kuturan around the 10th century to the Balinese Hindu community at the time. Tri Kahyangan including 3 temples, the Pura Desa or Village Temple as a place to worship God Brahma, Pura Puseh to worship God Vishnu, and the Pura Dalem to worship Lord Shiva.Pura Desa and Pura Puseh Batuan were founded in the year 944 isaka (1020 AD). Nearly 1000 years old. Not all existing buildings were old buildings here, there are some that have undergone renovation. The Meru, Bale-bale, grand Gates and statues are showing us how thick the Balinese ornaments in this temple. At temple parking area, we could see a stage which a place use as a meeting hall and to practice any kind of Balinese dances as Gambuh dance, Pendet dance, etc. Then, in the middle yard of temple there is a long building / bale called the Bale Agung and Bale Kulkul (a gong mad by wood or bamboo). In this yard there is also a high entrance Balinese Gate called the Kori Agung, which is flanked by the many guardian statues shaped the giant sculpture. The function of Kori Agung is the door where the exit and entry for the gods symbolized by a small statue called Pratima. Next to the Kori Agung there are two small doors as a place of exit and entry of people into the temple's main yard. In the main yard of the temple there are some three story Meru and Bale Pengiyasan as a symbol of the temple of Besakih, there is also a building called Padmasana as a place of worship to Sang Hyang Widhi, the only one Bali Hindu's God. If we want to know the ancient sculptures in this temple, please come to the back yard, a building called Wantilan Purbakala as a place for all the ancient sculptures of this temple, here we can learn about the ancient sculptures and other types of ancient stone.
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Batuan Village near Singapadu, Sukawati 80582, Indonesia
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"small donation"
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"balinese architecture"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely temple. Different to others. You need to wear a skirt sarong but they will give you one. Worth visiting.

Thank Tasneem A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Batuan was our first stop and our guide explained the meaning of the various formations in the the Hindu temple. Batuan was a pleasant environment to do it in.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Batuan Temple is located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. This temple is used to worship to the God for the villagers of Batuan and at temple parking area, there is a stage which a place used as a meeting hall and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We opted to not visit too many temples on our holiday but this one is a must see! Not too big or many stairs to conquer, we spent about 40min there and it was the perfect amount of time. The temples are beautiful and intricate,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is very important to go to a temple while your visiting Bali. It is a way to understand their religious traditions which is a big part of their culture. I think this specific temple is more open to tourist, as many others do not...More

Thank Mayo N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told it’s one of the oldest temples. This is worth a visit though, you are given a skirt to wear before entry which you have to give back, you also have to pay a small amount to get in too. But it’s worth...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Picked up sarongs to drape our partly exposed legs.. you're expected to play a part in the donations in return. The temple is a typical Balinese temple.. beautiful

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Better than most touristic temples in Bali..the batuan temple is more pure and traditional than some of the more commercial tempels in bali..

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit this temple on the way to Ubud with a friend. The temple is beautiful. The details in the statues and monuments in and around the temple are worth stopping by to see. Smaller than the bigger temples in Bali but...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The temple was very interesting. It was very quite with few visitors so it allowed a lot of time to walk around and spend time and reflect.

Thank Tvler8
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radhika s
21 July 2017|
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Response from snoopy647 | Reviewed this property |
It is a large piece of cloth that you tie around your waist to cover your legs. BOTH men and women need to put on when going in to the Temple.
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