Lempuyang Temple

Lempuyang Temple, Abang: Hours, Address, Lempuyang Temple Reviews: 4/5

Lempuyang Temple
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Samuel Pasaribu
Bekasi, Indonesia2,187 contributions
We visited this place in the afternoon. We must park our car at the parking area and changed with shuttle bus. The price for shuttle bus was Rp. 50.000,- per person for return trip. The road from parking area to the temple was uphill and winding. It took about 5 minutes.

To enter the temple we must pay ticket and the price was Rp. 50.000,- per person and we got sarong that must be use in the temple area. They gave us queue number for taking picture at the Gate of Heaven. From the shuttle bus stop to the temple the road was very uphill, the distance was 200 m. We may choose to take a walk or use motorbike and pay Rp. 5.000,-. We chose to use motorbike that time.

Lucky us there was no queue at the Gate of Heaven, and we could directly took picture. There was an officer that will take pictures for us. He used a black tile to make the reflection effect. We just need to give him our handphone. We took many pictures until we had no more idea. We gave tip to the officer. There were some other objects at the area. A big temple and the gate from the other side.
Written June 6, 2021
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Dsr Rdmw
16 contributions
It was around 3 hours drove from Legian area (no traffic at that time & we were lil bit lost). Recommend to drive with a manual car since the Temple will be high up there.

We came when the pandemic is still going on and it was sooo quite. We arrived around 10.30-ish and we got ticket no. 7! The ticket is our turn to take pictures. We were surprised because it usually already crowded & a lot of people queue since early in the morning. There were only some of locals that took pictures before us and less than 5 minutes we already had ours.

If you love photography then this temple might be for you. Who doesn't know about the famous gate with Mount Agung as the background? However for those who love to explore there is not much too see over here. The higher temple is off limit. Only for people who come to pray. Correct me if I'm wrong, there are 3 areas. 2 lower area also for praying.

It was kinda not worth it because we paid IDR 50,000 / pax for domestic. Maybe its a new price because of this pandemic? The plus was since we were the only visitor as a "tourist", we could take pictures as much as we want without time limit.

Btw, the temple is not as high as what people say. We only walked around 5 minutes.
Written September 6, 2020
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WanderingWithUsTwo
Phoenix, AZ737 contributions
We visited this temple a few days after our little motorbike accident so we weren’t able to explore much. This temple is located 2.5 hours from Ubud and is near the southeast coast of Bali. We had a driver take us there along with a few other places for 700,000 IDR (49 USD) which isn’t too bad for an all day driver. When we arrived at 10AM we realized there is no parking lot here so people will park on the highway that runs through the mountain and basically turn it into a one lane highway. We highly advise taking a tour guide unless you feel very confident in your abilities in maneuvering these narrow roads. After parking we went and rented sarongs to cover ourselves since your legs and shoulders must be covered to enter. They cost 10,000 IDR (70 cents USD) each and there is no charge to enter the temple but you may leave a donation if you’d like. There are multiple temples located here although most people won’t go past the first one that’s 5 minutes from the gate where everyone takes the photo of Mount Agung. Visiting all the temples takes around 4 hours or so. We attempted making it to the next one but due to our injuries weren’t able to make it. There are hills and lots of stairs to climb (1800+) but there are places to buy snacks and water and also some motorbikes to take you up or down to some points. We enjoyed this temple but wish we could have been able to fully explore everything. We decided not to wait over 1.5 hours to take the picture everyone comes here for because sometimes it’s best to just enjoy where you are!
Written May 13, 2020
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Anita S
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Family
The worst experience, total turist trap! They have made new rules now, so you have to pay 100.000 for each person to even enter and then 50.000 per person to be driven down again! Appalling! Only for one photo opt, we think this is NOT worth it. The experience was that greed has taken over this place. Sad to see… we recommend to spend your time and money in Bali doing other things.
Written April 8, 2022
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AM4445
Lancaster, PA84 contributions
Couples
This place is not worth the 3-hr drive from Tanjung Benoa. We were picked at 5am on advice from tour company. Temple was packed already at 8am. Tourists are given numbers and when your number is called you can go up for your picture of the gate opening. We waited about 45 minutes to see how fast the line was going and they only got through about 10 numbers. We would have had to wait at least another 3 hours to get our picture. We decided to give up and not waste the whole day. Our tour guide walked us back down the hill a little ways and we paid a small donation to use another photo opportunity spot. Lempuyang is for the Instagram kids!
Written February 6, 2020
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Handojo S
Jakarta, Indonesia282 contributions
Couples
We visited this temple in late December 2020 during the Covid pandemic. It took almost 2 hours to drive from Sanur beach where we stayed. Once we arrived on the spot, visitors are required to park their cars in the designated parking lot, and paid Rp.50.000/person to ride roundtrip the chartered minibus to take visitors up to the temple. Steep price, but worth it. The attendants said cars are not allowed to go up because of steep inclination, and there is no sufficient parking space up there. The ride from the parking lot to the temple area took less than 10 minutes, but the view on the surrounding was amazing. Once we arrived on the base of the temple, we had to pay another Rp.50.000/person as entrance ticket. Hmmm....that is already Rp.100.000/person. The attendants gave sarong to wear, and yellow scarf for the ladies to cover the open shoulders. From there to the temple, we had to walk up another 5 minutes. If you like, you can pay Rp.5.000 for the motorcycles to take visitors up to the temple. The view was great, and temple was amazing. It is such a nice place to take pictures. They call it, the gates to heaven, and I think it is. Great place, worth the time.
Written December 22, 2020
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lukdojo
New York City, NY145 contributions
The view really is astounding BUT be ready for a tourist trap and fake photos.
The least amount of wait for the photos is about 1.5 hours and peak season goes up to 4 hours for the one picture.

After your pay to go in, you have to wait for your number to be called for your chance to take a picture at that iconic Instagram viral photo. Be wary as the "lake reflection" is fake, it's done with the local guy using a mirror off of your camera. Each couple/ family got about 5 mins and the local guy takes the pics for you; going from pose to pose. it does kind of take away from the serenity of a temple gate.

Most don't even care about the site and just want he photo for Instagram. (we're guilty of it too).

Apparently this site was not even visited by tourist until that one photo went viral in 2017.
Written January 29, 2020
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Sokkerbum
Sydney, Australia87 contributions
This is a quintessential must for all Instagrammers as the Gate of Heaven photo is iconic. Be prepared to leave early if you are on the East of the island as it is a 2.5 hour drive from Seminyak and you want to be there early before the clouds start to cover Mt Agung. You will be given a number as you enter that is your ticket in the queue to have the photo done, this can take up to a few hours in peak times. Worth the trip if you go to other places in the area such at the Water Palace and Bat Temple. Great views also across the country from the lower Temple. Remember to take a Sarong to cover legs and shoulders.
Written January 20, 2020
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Yamkaidow
Phnom Penh, Cambodia72 contributions
A beautiful morning of driving from Amed Beach took us to this mountain with many famous temples. I was not prepared for what we found. I started to feel uneasy seeing gaudy posters advertising Instagram tours and images of tourists doing cheesy poses in heart shaped swings. When we arrived at the lower temple, I found out this was the main draw, and for most tourists the only spot they were visiting. We were given an entry ticket and dutifully donned sarongs and then the realisation hit; the ticket was to join a queue of tourists all taking the same photos of themselves at two opposite ends of the temple. There is no chance to explore let alone photograph the magnificent view as the Instagram me me me tourists have taken over.
We walked to the top of the mountain 1800 steps, very very hard work and enjoyed the temples at the top, with only locals there praying.
Returning to Disneyland, the crowds were unbearable with dozens of buses and guides desperately trying to coral their charges away as young men with loudspeakers up above shouted abuse. I even saw a Balinese guide totally lose his temper screaming at his flock to get in the bus or be left behind. Just awful.
Perhaps at dawn this can be a beautiful experience but is otherwise an instructive illustration of how mass tourism has ruined parts pf Bali. Be warned
Written March 11, 2020
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Radu B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania443 contributions
Just walk up and enjoy the serene atmosphere &amazing view to Agung Mt. The temple itself is closed, reserved only for local ceremonies! Access fee 20k IDR incl.sarong, but not including the Gate of HeavenTrick Photo (iconic Instagram viral photo) done by a local "master" with a glass chop under the camera, for an extra charge. BUT it's a 1 or 2 hours line, in the order of access tickets! Just take with your phone few pics at the Gate between the people from the line! And take some relax moments in a shadow quiet corner! when you step down... A must visit 2H away from Ubud, together with Tirta Gangga, Amed beach &Taman Ujung. Call your driver to come pick up you from the entrance tree, not walk back by crowded street.
Written January 31, 2020
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