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Puseh Batuan Temple

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Address: Batuan Village near Singapadu, Sukawati 80582, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Pura Puseh Batuan are shrine owned by Villagers...

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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An important landmark for the Balinese

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

nice shoot. historical. unique. culture. religion. creative. awesome arts. live. small. must enter with wearing sarong.

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South Region, Cameroon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not a large site but it is very pretty. I am very impressed by architecture which seems so old.must visit for those who love to explore culture

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very historical and very charming. Great ancient sculptures and architecture. Worth a visit, lovely photo opportunity. Entrance fee is only basically a donation for getting a sarong (10000)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here your Temple Crazy they are everywhere ! They say that when you have seen one you have seen them all ! However this one is a little bit special beautiful architecture and helpful staff a picture paradise if your going to choose a Temple this is the one !

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely temple built in honour of the Hindu God. No entrance fee, just a donation. It's a good place to see Balinese architecture. Very quite and peaceful.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Along with a super tour guide, Ketut from Yowana Tours, this visit was very special. You need to wear a sarong to cover yourself for respect before you enter. Wonderful!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watching the preparation for ceremony at this temple was an incredible gift to see. Maybe wouldn't be especially different from other area temples otherwise. But, truly a wonderful experience for us!

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Reviewed March 19, 2017

This was one of the first temples we visited on our Bali trip. I actually found it to be mediocre and actually not much to see once inside the temple. There is no ticket but on can donate money if one wants. You need to wear a sarong to visit the temple and spending 20 mins is more than enough.... More 

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

We visited this venue as part of our private tour with Gede Bob of Family Bali Tours. We had to dress in "sarongs" to enter the grounds. Although the temple received tourists, It is considered a community temple of the Batuan Village and managed by its residents. The main attraction is it ornate design, sculptures and heritage as one of... More 

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