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Puseh Batuan Temple

Batuan Village near Singapadu, Sukawati 80582, Indonesia
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Batuan Village near Singapadu, Sukawati 80582, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a holy place! Sarong required. It's also known as Batuan Temple, Pura Push Desa Batuam. Very beautiful, numerous things to see. Was very busy with people from all over the world.

Thank G L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this temple during a guided sightseeing tour of Bali. It had some beautiful temples, large and small each with a different story behind it. The men had to hire a traditional Balinese sarong before entering the temples. It can be overcrowded at times...More

Thank Heena N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This temple is just on the road while coming back from batur volcano . It's beautifully built and a good place to see . Balinese culture and architectural marvel reflects from thisbtemple

Thank Ruchi890
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice temple with Balinese architecture!! Need to give 10000IDR donation for the upkeep and to rent a sarong which is manadatory to wear inside. Quite a small place so 15 mins should be sufficient

Thank ravidamley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful temple on a sunny day, this temple is stunning and there are many things to see here. There is an entrance fee that includes a sarong you have to wear during the visit to the temple. The structure is amazing and there are statues...More

Thank ChrysKirkland
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Beautifully constructed temple and a must visit attraction. Problem is that there are so many tourists! Taking that ideal picture becomes extremely difficult due to people walking past. You also get to partake in the culture by having to wear the appropriate garments that be...More

Thank Zaid S
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

A crowded place with very few car parking facility but with much to see inside. There is no entry fee but you are expected to donate ten thousand Indonesian rupees and wear a sarong which is available free of charge on top of your dress....More

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Reviewed May 16, 2017

This temple has lovely architecture. You can see it all in under 30 minutes. The ancient writing / carving is interesting. Men and woman must wear a sarong, so be prepared to bring or borrow one.

Thank MattKaps
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

The temples are fairly average (I've been to Bangkok so probably had higher expectations from that). Was good they supply you with a surong if you don't have one, reasonable price. We were in and out in 15 minutes (it got very hot when the...More

Thank BeckyWilde
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit, Its quite small but its still intresting to see, especially if you have guide that can explain it to you.

Thank Thimar I
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