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Address: Mount Batukaru | Tabanan Regency, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 813-3834-9417
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Description: Luhur Batukaru Temple is one of Bali's key directional temples (Bali...
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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Quiet and serene temple

This is one of the biggest temples in Bali and situated in a rainforest with Batukaru Mountain as a backdrop. Really quiet as there are not many visitors here. The temple's most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is one of the nine key temples in Bali and its main purpose is to protect the island from evil. We were fortunate enough to be allowed into the inner sanctum with our Balinese friend to pray, though tourists are not normally permitted. It was a very special experience. The surrounding forest is full of wildlife including monkeys, lizards... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The whole area would probably have around 3 person walking around. Very quiet place to visit with nothing much to really see. Would be better to try to go to other temples instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

There is something special about this place. I'd swear it's in the middle of nowhere which may be why we were two of six total people there. No traps, no shops, and no noise. Just rest. You have to wear a sarong (male & female) to respectfully enter and the ticket counter had some. It's more of a walking around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is one of the biggest temples in Bali and situated in a rainforest with Batukaru Mountain as a backdrop. Really quiet as there are not many visitors here. The temple's most important shrine is the 7-tiered meru in honour of Gunung Batukaru. This is one of the six directional temples on this island believed to protect the islanders from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful attractions in Bali, on par with Pura Luhur Uluwatu and definitely surpassing Tanah Lot by a mile! Make sure to give yourself a couple of hours preferably in the morning, and take a walk through the jungle (go through the main gates and take the path on your left, then take the first... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

A temple build on a hill right at the cliff. Wonderful sign when it sunset and the beautiful ocean view. Watch out for naughty monkey that snatches any stuff off you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Compared to Tanah Lot this temple was a revelation. No markets, few tourists and peace and quiet. We spent a fair amount of time walking around and taking things in. Most of the shrines are off limits unless you are a practicing Hindu but I didn't find that an issue as the outside of the shrines are the most interesting.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A lovely temple at a quiet location. Able to take time visiting the temple without the hustle and bustle of the crowd. Do not forget to drink the holy spring water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We arrived about 13 and the parking lot was empty, which was very surprising. The road up is very good but very steep, so our rented car had sometimes troubles with the hill. It was a little bit foggy, but the whole temple is really beautiful with lovely scent of flowers around. We had to wear sarong, but if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The more you walk around, the more you like. I wish there was a guide to tell us more about this beautiful place.

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