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Pura Luhur Batukaru

Mount Batukaru | Tabanan Regency, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
+62 813-3834-9417
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Tabanan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Having visited many temples in Bali this was one of my favourites due to its remote location but beautiful surroundings & setting. A small fee to view this attraction and you are given a sarong to wear whilst visiting this range of temples. Our guide was excellent and very informed as you would expect. There were several Balinese women on... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This temple differs from all the others that we have visited in Bali because it is a stand alone and it is surrounded by the jungle . It is quite peaceful and there were only 2 other visitors when we went thered it ! Having a guide is a must if one wants to visit it as there are very... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

As others have noted, this is not a raging tourist site, and there are no stalls of folks selling sarongs and t-shirts. You do need to pay a small fee, and a sarong is provided for both men and women. If a ceremony is going on, tourists cannot enter that particular section, but it's a pretty place to walk around,... More

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anywhere in the world
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Pura Luhur Batukaru is one of the nine "directional temples" of Bali (ie one of the most religiously significant) that protect the Balinese from evil spirits. It is located on the southern slopes of Mount Batukaru, so needless to say the 'direction' of this temple is up!! There is a very small fee for the loan of a sarong to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It is an amazing spot and to be able to walk all around it was great. A few too many people trying to sell me stuff but it is what it is.

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Bali, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Read about this in the Lonely Planet, it was fantastic. Set up on the mountain side, it was quite dark and misty when we arrived, just added to the experience. There are many paths leading to different temple areas.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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64 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

one of temple we like visiting is batakaru temple ,is the trip after or before jatiluwih,to visiting this temple is nice and quiet ,no people sale some thing on this area ,so we can enjoy on this visiting of temple area.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

distance from other attractions, bumpy ride. Not much to see since foreigners aren't allowed to go in to the praying area of the temple.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Do not skip this temple if you come to visit Jatiluwih. Batukaru temple is one of most interesting temple in Bali. It's a few minutes away from Jatiluwih village. Feel it's fresh air:)

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We visited the temple during a day tour with Bali Bliss Tours. Once we were saronged and sashed (the latter for a small hire fee - as we brought our own sarongs) we were allowed to wander the grounds of the Temple. We took heaps of photo's - as it really is a very peaceful and place to visit.

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