Luhur Batukaru Temple

Luhur Batukaru Temple, Penebel

Luhur Batukaru Temple
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Luhur Batukaru Temple is one of Bali's key directional temples (Bali attractions) and a site of pilgrimage for Hindu Balinese. The Pura Luhur Batukaru lies in solitary clearing 1,300 meters above the sea level, all around the Batukaru temple you'll find a garden of flowering frangipani and hibiscus, with a gigantic, inhabited, humid tropical forest all around it. The impressive placed Batukaru is situated on the slopes of Mount Batukaru since the 11th century, which is an especially sacred site, even by Balinese standards. That's why all visitors have to carefully read and abide the temple rules posted clearly at the entrance.The temple is high on the slopes of the mountain and the often misty, drizzly micro-climate here just adds to its undoubtedly mystical atmosphere. Due to the cool climate and high rainfall (has the highest rainfall on Bali), the shrines in this temple are covered by moss
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sunnytwo
8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
First time here with many trees with a cool atmosphere, there is a small lake with lots of fish, a soothing holy place
Written 18 March 2020
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me_mong
Indonesia17 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
some people call Bali the island of a thousand temples, one of them is Batukau temple. A very unique temple, giving a different atmosphere from the other temples that exist in Bali. I love it ❤️❤️❤️
Written 19 February 2020
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Feketekek
Hungary73 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed the drive to this place a lot as the area is wonderful. However, we found the temple itself very dissappointing. After paying 40.000 entrance fee, we realized that there is literally nothing to see for us there. As foreigners, we can't enter any of the so called holy areas and besides, there is nothing. We felt totally ripped off.
The only nice thing is the entrance gate, but a picture of that can be taken from the parking without actually entering.
I recommend the drive there, have a look from the outside, but do not buy a ticket.
Written 8 January 2020
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Gerdle
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Aug 2019
It's a Bali temple worth seeing as it has a different look and feel to others. Being set in the forest and a long way from the tourist throngs it's quieter and peaceful. At the time of visiting, however, all access into the temple area was barred with signs "Do Not Enter. For Prayers Only" (in English, of course, as it's assumed all non-Balinese understand English).
Written 18 August 2019
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fjcruiser
Brisbane, Australia139 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is the second time we have visited this temple, we also came last year. It is set in a stunning location at the base of a mountain and is so peaceful to walk around. It doesn’t get a lot of visitors as it is a little bit off the main track, but is well worth the effort.
Written 9 August 2019
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jazzymama1
Hurstbridge, Australia135 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
At the base of the mountain, an ancient temple with stunning views and a peaceful aura. To enter some places bring an offering and make a prayer.
Written 2 July 2019
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PeterOdgaard
Aarhus, Denmark702 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
An impressive temple one of 6 major ones on Bali. Clearly worth the visit. Nice scenery of the lake. The temple buildings are also very amazing,especially the gates. Notice kids needs to start getting permanent tooth’s to visit the actual temple. Entrance fee is 20000 rupiah.
Surprisingly this temple does not have many tourist visiting.
Written 1 May 2019
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Mardi19
Penebel, Indonesia22 contributions
Sep 2018
Batukaru Temple is on Gunning Batukaru. The drive there is through traditional villages, lovely rice paddies and forest.
Written 4 March 2019
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Located at the foot of Mount Batukaru, Bali's second-highest volcano, this temple lies in a secluded area with its own micro-climate. It was much cooler than the Ubud area from where we came. There were hardly any tourists here and at times it felt like we had the entire temple complex to ourselves. Many of the structures hang heavy with moss and vegetation, blending into the surrounding jungle. We walked along the paths of the complex, enjoying the jungle sounds and serene atmosphere.
Written 17 February 2019
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Putu winarsa
Australia10 contributions
Feb 2019 • Business
Batukaru Temple, referred to by locals as Pura Luhur Batukaru, is one of Bali’s key temples, located at the foot of namesake Mount Batukaru. At an altitude of 2,270m above sea level on the second highest peak in Bali after Mount Agung, the temple is surrounded by cool natural forests, providing a pleasant sightseeing stopover for nature lovers.  Moreover, the island’s most impressive expanse of rice paddies, Jatiluwih, is within a two-kilometre drive from the temple, making popular stopovers on excursions to Bali’s central highlands.

Written 13 February 2019
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