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Address: Mount Batukaru | Tabanan Regency, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 813-3834-9417
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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Beautiful temple in a beautiful setting

I was lucky enough to visit this temple on a day when there was some activity going on. I'm not sure what it was, but it involved a lot of schoolchildren. Even without that, it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to visit this temple on a day when there was some activity going on. I'm not sure what it was, but it involved a lot of schoolchildren. Even without that, it's a fine temple and the setting is idyllic and peaceful.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Pura Luhur Batukaru is remote and located in the middle of the jungle. The temple itself is not that special but the atmosphere of the rain forest around it and the silence turn it into a special experience. Especially if you keep you eyes open and look at all the small details that are now covered by plants. If you... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

How is it more enjoyable when you're alone to make such a visit ? We were happy to ask our private driver (Dewa) to leave earlier (8am from Kuta) so we arrived there really early ;) The temple is beautiful, and incredibly quiet. It seems that the jungle is taking his right back around there and it adds some charm... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I wanted to see this temple as it seemed that it is not on the main tourist track and I was right. When we visited, we were the only people there. The entrance fee was 20 thousand rupees and included lending of a sarong. There is large pond full of Koi carps. The whole area is nicely kept, not too... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lovely temple without lots of noisy tourists. You can access most of the site but the original temple is restricted. Small donation required to enter, this includes sarong

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our family had differing views about this quiet temple about 20 minutes from Jatiluwih rice fields over narrow roads cutting across the mountains. The temple structures themselves are similar to those you will find elsewhere, but its location up in the mountains is what makes it special, if that is your thing. I enjoyed the quiet, peaceful, organic feeling of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A quiet place to visit. Cooler than surrounds and you can wander around at your leisure. If you place to see the rice terraces it's worth a short detour. A small donation for a sarong is required.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited this in late afternoon, it was a overcast day and nice and cool , it was a very quite little temple, be careful of the entrance fees and if your expecting heaps like most temples, you will not like this temple, this is a very spitural temple, if you have a guide with you, they can tell u... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were the only tourists visiting this spiritual centre and that definitely improved it's charm. The shrines are affected by the weather and covered with moss at some places. There are two priests walking around and sometimes people of the village use the complex to take a short cut to the other side of town. This all contributes to this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are in the area sightseeing Jatiluwih rice terraces then you can definitely venture here. Its just 20-30 minutes drive through some very narrow mountain roads. The entrance is free but you need to wear a sarong. The place is high up in the mountains in the middle of the forest so it has a cooler climate. Its not... More 

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