Pura Samuan Tiga Temple
Pura Samuan Tiga Temple
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Although there has been a temple on this site for at least 1000 years, this building was erected in 1917.
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bratsche1980
Brisbane, Australia269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
This temple is old, dating from around the 11th century, and features interesting and distinctive architecture. You can see I Gusti Nyoman Lempad's influence throughout parts of the temple (such as the main temple gate). It was quiet on the day we visited and the surroundings are very restful and well suited to reflection. If you are travelling around the area south-east of Ubud, it would be worthwhile making a stop to see this.

Entrance fee is Rp 15000 per person and includes a temple sash if you haven't already bought a sarong.
Written September 8, 2012
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borneogeoff
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a short drive from the Elephant Cave. This temple could be so easily missed and that would be a shame. When we were there a festival was due to take place in 2 days. The whole village came out to prepare the temple with everyone having a key role. Decorating, weaving, preparing food offerings, a hive of activity. The people showed typical Balinese hospitality, smiles, interest in you and pleased to explain what was going on. If you just visit one temple on your trip, you will not be disappointed with this one.
Written June 19, 2011
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Naga Mas
Denpasar, Indonesia208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
This is a must see for al visitors who wish to see a traditional and complete Temple Sanctuary . It is deep in Balinese history and dates back well before Bali's Mother Temple in Besakih. The name is" the meeting of three" and it was here that the Priests and Holy men first made the tri coloured band of, Black/Red and White, symbolic of the three main manifestations of God, Brahma(red) Vishnu(black) and Ciwa(white). After the meeting of the three the location was found for Besakih.... For a serene and peaceful memory please make a visit....
Written February 3, 2016
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komangrio
Ubud, Indonesia287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
this temple is less turis coming and visting,from elephant cave just 5 minutes drive,ask your driver and he will show this temple.at corner street of bedulu village,if trun right to yeh pulu,trun left to tampaksiring and kintamani.
Written November 6, 2012
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BASILEA-BALISEA
Riehen, Basel-Stadt36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Since I stay with Balinese friends in Bedulu (=Bedahulu village), the Pura Samuan Tiga is more or less "THE TEMPLE" where the family goes for celebrations. This year was a big 12 days celebration from April 17th to 29th with all kind of activities. People from many communities around the Ubud area bring their holy temple symbols (the Rangda costumes and masques, the Barong, the temple shrines and others) to the temple to be blessed. They bring incredibly huge offerings (towers of fruits, rice cakes and decorated with ornaments made from young palm leaves and flowers) which get blessed with holy water by the Hindu priests. The intent sticks and some money on top are for the temple, the beauty of the colors and smells are for the gods, the edible parts are take home again for the family. There are Gamelan orchestras playing, people moving and singing and priests reading from the holy scriptures. Our friend took us for two evenings to the temple (dressed in the usual temple dress: Sarong, Blouse and Selendang for the ladies, Sarong, Shirt, Selendang and Headdress for the males and sandals or flip-flops on the bare feet). On the first afternoon we saw the processions of the different Banjars (communities) arrive with their temple things and circle three times the area of Samuan Tiga. Then there was the run of the ladies (long black skirts, white blouse, red selendang) and men (all in white) around the temple. They hold hands and run in waves symbolizing the waves of the sea. After three rounds the men take from the heaps of discarded decoration and put the dry palm leaves like hats on their heads. After one more round they sit in front of the priests to get blessed and then hit each other with the dry palm leaves. This symbolically drives out all bad thoughts. Now the temple and the people are cleansed and ready for the arrival of the goods. (Physically - in our eyes - the temple is more dirty than ever, rubbish laying around everywhere.) In the evening the school children and some ladies show special dances in beautiful costumes accompanied by Gamelan music. Again, the beauty of the dancers, the dances and the music is mainly for the gods, not necessarily for the onlookers, who talk, eat, come and go and let their children play. It is definitely not a show in our sense. Everybody who wants to look stands or sits crosslegged somewhere on the floor.
If there is no ceremony, the temple is just a big area of stairs, temple shrines, and the huge holy banyan trees. Certainly worth seeing as well, but nothing in comparison to celebration times and preferably guided by somebody who knows about the meanings, like for example our friend, guide and driver I Nyoman Darna from Bedulu.
Written May 1, 2019
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia11,931 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Okay, this is a good temple but I was kinda over them by the time we'd got to this one. So my honest opinion is - it's good but I was done! enough of the temples. We googled info on this place as we had no money left for a guide.

Tip: all temples you need to be respectful and follow the local traditions. These are holy places that have a significant connection with the locals. Please ensure you:
Cover up modestly and wear a sash or sarong when entering a temple
Don´t enter a temple with an open wound. Women shouldn’t enter a temple during menstruation.
Pay extra respect to people attending the temple for religious purposes.
Sarongs can be rented or bought outside most of the popular temples; at some it might even be included in the entrance fee. If you plan to visit a lot of temples, consider buying a sarong of your own. Be aware this is the same across the entire island.
The seven-courtyard large temple was originally built in the early 11th century, but was destroyed in the earthquake of 1917 and has since been rebuilt. Not many tourists stop here, so you can enjoy a calm and peaceful atmosphere in the temple.
Pura Samuan Tiga is located at the Bedulu village, close to the Elephant Cave and the Yeh Pulu, making it easy to combine the three sights into one trip.
Don’t forget to inspect the main gate designed by one of Bali’s most influential architects and artists I Gusti Nyoman Lempad.
15000 rp for adults and half that for kids to enter
Written March 17, 2017
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melkeet
Ipoh, Malaysia1,383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Our driver, drove us here after visiting the elephant caves located less than 1 km away, It is about 5 km from the tourist hub Ubud. However this place was comparatively quite. Our guide tells us, that this is the venue for the great meeting of the gods, deities, and saints. You need to wear a sarong to go in. We carried our personal sarongs, and we suggest that, when visiting Bali, one of the priorities before starting the temple tours is to buy a personal sarong for yourself. It is cheaper and more hygienic.
This temple differs from other Bali temples in that there are 7 courtyard compared to the normal 3. The innermost courtyard is supposed to be the meeting hall of gods, deities and saints. Here there are numerous shrines compared to other inner courtyard of Balinese temples. The unique architecture and stunning view are a pleasure to the eyes. However it tends to be warm therefore bring along a bottle of water, sunblock, and a hat. For me, this temple is a must visit, and a trip here is worth it.
Written August 31, 2017
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KTGP
Adelaide, Australia5,873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Put Pura Samuan Tiga on your list if you are visiting Goa Gajah, they are a hop, skip and a jump away from one another, (less than 1 km) and the contrast is amazing, going from the heavy tourist site of Goa Gajah to being by yourself at Pura Samuan Tiga. The temple is 5km from Ubud and offers the peace and tranquillity the more remote larger temples offer away from the city, and you don’t have to fight your way though a plethora of people selling souvenirs.

The temple was built 10th century and was the sacred royal temple of the Warmadewa dynasty. Tiga = three and Samuan = meetings, it is believed it is the “venue for the great meeting of the gods, deities, and saints”. The temple has seven courtyards instead of the usual three. The banyan tree near the entrance is stunning. Much of the temple was destroyed by earthquake in 1917 and was rebuilt by Bali’s beloved architect, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, whose many achievements also included Pura Taman Saraswati in Ubud.
Written July 13, 2017
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Naarden
Portland, OR183 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We saw so many gorgeous temples in Bali, each unique in many ways. This one was really not worth it. It's obvious that it gets few visitors because it was deserted, dusty and not well cared for. Forlorn is the best word I can come up with.
Written October 11, 2018
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ZBH88
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We took a 100000 taxi ride to this temple then walked to the elephant temple. This one was by far the more interesting of the two. Very very quiet and without the shops selling the same goods. It's a more open site than many of the temples we visited. Not too touristy. Dress appropriately as you don't be provided with a sarong to cover up with.
Written July 20, 2018
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