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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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Batuan Village near Singapadu, Sukawati 80582, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would totally rule out uluwattu's temple cause it can be very touristy and crowded. This one wasn't as bad even though we visited it on the peak time. Depending on where you stay, I recommend uluan danu Bratan. It's so peaceful but can be...More

Thank GhazalPark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before continue shopping to Sukawati market, we took time stop to the Puseh Batuan temple. The temple is simple but has a beautiful architecture. Entrance to the temple area should use a sarong and a cheap entrance fee. It may take 40 minutes to surround...More

Thank soniagusna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Batuan Temple on the way to Ubud which was a lovely little cultural stop. I stayed for about 30 minutes and got some beautiful photos of the pretty architecture which had intricate detailing. You don't really need to stay any longer than that....More

Thank NarayanaTravelling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first stop on my way to the Ubud area for a day tour from Seminyak. Parking is very tight and my guide/driver had trouble finding a space, but squeezed into one just as someone left. On this side of the road (opposite...More

1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's the best temple of Ubud probably. Entrance is free so you can see it from the inside (most temples are closed for public). You need a sarong to come in (you can rent one for 1 dollar). You will use your camera a lot...More

1  Thank Kyriakos_Hasapis
Reviewed July 13, 2017

My wife and I have visited around 20 temples in Bali. Several are more interesting than this. This place gets crowded when tour groups arrive in large buses.

1  Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed July 11, 2017

you have to visit at least one temple & this was amazing - really beautiful. you did have to wear a sarong though

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed July 1, 2017

It would be remiss to to visit at least one temple in Indonesia, but it has to be said they all look pretty much the same. (To a heathen like me, anyway). This one was interesting and our guide certainly earned her money by pointing...More

Thank DavidDundonald
Reviewed June 24, 2017 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 June 24, 2017 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
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radhika s
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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.