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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 13 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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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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Hong Kong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We drove for an hour and a half from Jatiluwih rice terraces to see this temple. It is a beautiful and quiet temple shrouded in mist and moss. The temple looks similar to many other Balinese temples, but its location in the fog gives it a peaceful and mysterious feeling. There's also a walk down some steps on the left... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place is green, peaceful and calming. Despite the fact that there was a ceremony happening, we still found the place absolutely peaceful. The statues are beautiful and so are the walkways leading to spaces of worship. When you visit, walk all the way back as there is a lovely water body with a tiny temple in the middle that... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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