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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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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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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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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Mount Batukaru | Tabanan Regency, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 813-3834-9417
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Tabanan

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