Puseh Batuan Temple

Puseh Batuan Temple, Sukawati: Hours, Address, Puseh Batuan Temple Reviews: 4/5

Puseh Batuan Temple
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia744 contributions
Village temple
Jun 2019
It is very famous village temple,with long history,said that it is nearly one thousands years,but not all existing buildings were old buildings,there are some that have undergone renovation, renewal, and change.The entry gate now become popular spot,cuz it is like pura lempuyang.so many tourists love to take photos here,and make it crowded.if you head to ubud,it is on the way,so you can visit this temple if you want.
Written 31 May 2020
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Sally T
Albuquerque, NM4,946 contributions
An ancient structure dated to the 11th century!
Feb 2020
A most notable landmark is the village temple, known as Pura Puseh with intricate stone carvings. It is located in the northern part of the village, 200 metres off the main road. The temple also has an inscription that testifies to the date of founding of Batuan in 1022 AD. The temple underwent restoration in 1992. It is a five-tiered gateway tower, clearly influenced by Indian religious architecture. Its icons and decorations, however, are typically Balinese in style. The roof of the temple is made of the fibre of chromatic black palm tree. The maintenance of the temple is done by the residents of the village. The temple is situated on the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. A great place to visit and lots of pictures to be taken!
Written 15 April 2020
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Ronald L
Denver, CO1,974 contributions
Temple from 944 AD
Feb 2020
Stopped at temple that dated from 944 AD. Cost us 40,000 RP ($2.47) for wraps to tour the temple grounds. I was not very impressed. Entrance sign said "Puseh PR Desa Desaaoat Batan Isaka 944". Another sign said "Cagar Budaya, Pura Puseh Batan". There were a couple of colorful photo opportunities, but overall not a lot to see.
Written 31 March 2020
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fussyhunk
59 contributions
Quite & peaceful
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very nice, quiet, peaceful temple. It's not usually crowded, and you can take some really good photographs in this temple.
Written 3 March 2020
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Radu B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania443 contributions
A typical Balinese art temple, on the way from DPS to Ubud
Jan 2020
A typical Balinese art temple, a 20min. stop on the way from DPS to Ubud. Sarong included in the access ticket. Impressive wooden carving doors and ceilings!!! on 8 January was open!
Written 30 January 2020
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Jan V
Sofia, Bulgaria6,287 contributions
Local unimpressive architecture
Dec 2019 • Friends
It is a sort of mass tample sample. Nothing unique with it, one can see many of this type on the island, and wondering why included in tors programs.
Written 21 December 2019
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Amanda H
Bath, UK406 contributions
Worth a quick stop
Aug 2019
Nice little temple, you need a sarong but we have our own and take them with us as most temples are the same in Bali.
Some interested architecture and good photo opportunities. You don't need long her may 30 minutes.
Written 24 November 2019
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Cennet E
London, UK40 contributions
Beautiful Balinese temple
Nov 2019 • Couples
A small entrance, good historical temple,if you are in bali ubud must see like 30 minutes to see everything
Written 21 November 2019
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Bagus Perbawa
Denpasar, Indonesia643 contributions
Balinese Architectural at its finest
Nov 2019
First important note - come here with a guide so u get to know the details of the temple (this temple is Pura Puseh, understand the meaning of it if you can), purposes of each shrine, the meaning of the 'Tri Hita Karana', the 'artifacts' remains at the back of the temple, and the 'character' sculptured on the architecture. Many more useful information if you have proper guide.
It's easy to miss out on this information since the temple itself is beautiful and you can spend your time by just taking photos/selfies. But then, you'll miss out on the essentials.

Note the following:
- It gets busy sometime as I experience in my last visit (Nov 2019)
- Women having period is considered 'dirty' in Balinese culture so ladies, if you are having your period - you can not enter any temples in Bali.
- Entrance fee at Rp. 20,000 per person (Nov 2019)
- You have to wear Sarong and Sash which is provided
- Be careful when crossing the street. Like seriously.
Written 15 November 2019
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Theboardingpasss
Perth, Australia79 contributions
Interesting Temple
Sep 2019 • Solo
Interesting temple with a different architecture. I visited on my way to ubud. Was a good short sight seeing and a break to fresh up.
Written 24 October 2019
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