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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Batuan Village near Singapadu, Sukawati 80582, Indonesia
+62 878-6246-6055
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My driver stopped here on the way to Ubud and I was pleasantly surprised. Entry was a suggested donation and a sarong was required, also with a small donation. I wandered around here for about 30 minutes admiring the gates, temples and sculptures in the...More

Thank Timmi002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this local temple during our stay in Bali. Ladies you need to cover your shoulders and everyone has to wear a sarong, there are lan ones there. A donation is asked for. Nice enough for tourists to get a feel for this culture.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple is very impressive. I hired a driver for the day and upon his suggestion we went to this temple. He told me this was the better one to go too, because he could act as a guide but when we got here that...More

Thank Veronica and Ke... R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Batuan temple in batuan and close to ubud village. Respect the rules before you entering the center of temple

Thank rikijines7
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We arrived in this temple at around 11am. There were many people coming in and out but there'e plenty of parking space. After getting our sarong, we went inside and walked around to take some photos. The temple complex was not so big and us...More

Thank JoscheRi
Reviewed September 2, 2017

This is a donation based temple so prepare smaller bills. You can stop by this temple along the way to ubud and take a quick photo else nothing much to do here.

Thank ALLC11
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here and for a donation they give you a sarong to wear while visiting the temple. Very nice and not over crowded. We enjoyed it.

Thank Oilersfan1
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We visited this temple after returning from kintamani volcano..we were asked to wear local sarong before entering to the temple...views inside were awesome..there were good carvings of gods. The doors were closed.as we were told by our guide that normally during festivals time it's best...More

Thank Sangeeta G
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Looks good, worth the trip, but be sure to include it in your itinerary.. it's not a main attraction.

Thank Bogdan09
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Balinese believe that statues are like living beings. Hence statues are everywhere- since they are living, they are offered food. To thank and to ask for blessings. Every temple is different. Different stones and different statues.

Thank mamabelz
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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.