Pura Meru

Pura Meru, Mataram


2.5
55 reviews
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Eemeli P
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Couples
The official price is apparently 10k, but on the gate they ask for 50k. The temple is really small and you'll be done within 10 minutes.
Written August 30, 2019
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aureliedel06
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We were asked to pay 5 Times more than the price announced in our Book guide when we showed up then they decreased a bit but not so much. We still went and the temple is empty and really small. It is turning into ruins. You really don't need to go...
Written July 9, 2019
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Michelle H
Gold Coast, Australia11 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Very sad to see this temple, it is a ruin, wish I had not seen it
Not a lot of Hindu presence in lombok
Complete waist of entry money
Written April 13, 2019
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yp4fb371
Kota Bharu, Malaysia1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Friends
24/04/2018 visited Pura Meru, The guy at the entrance asked 100,000 Rp for two of us... and there is nothing inside just three shrines. I was shocked and reconfirm with him Fifteen Thousand Rupiah or Fifty Thousand Rupiah, and he said it's for maintenance and the white scarf. My friend paid him without bargain.
Beware...
I'm sorry that for my opinion, they are mostly dishonest (not all)
Written April 27, 2018
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MrBatte
4 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Complete disappointment. Really nothing special to see and 20k entrance fee. Don't come here it is not worth it.
Written April 19, 2018
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Mark W
6 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We didn’t read the forums before visiting Pura Meru and instead went by a photograph of the three striking shrines. Big mistake.

We were scammed at the door by an unofficial looking chap with a big notebook. He charged us 20k per person, telling us it was for “grounds maintenance” (as other reviews have written). We understood and respected this. However, we took two steps inside and realised the place hadn’t been cleaned in weeks. Litter everywhere. Then, three shrines were great, but that’s literally it. Although important, wasn’t worth 40k.

Visit Taman Mayura over the road instead!!!!!! Some reviewers have confused the two place names as they’re so close together and can’t read maps.

I hope this helps travellers in Mataram.
Written March 6, 2018
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Jennifer R
1 contribution
Feb 2018 • Solo
The people in charge of this place are terrible, they wish to take advantage of the tourists using made up religious things, it’s very low. A guy in front tried to charge 20k, I know it’s not much, but he didn’t even have tickets, so I felt he was just trying to steal money, I refused to give him anything unless he proved it was official, he became agressive, shouting and pushing me out of the temple. I went to the police and the called the owner who made up a terrible excuse of charging because I needed to put a piece of fabric around my waist (I was completely covered from knees to shoulder and arms), and that it was because of something cultural in Mataram only. The cops were even laughing about how ridiculous this was, but they did nothing. In the end I think he ended up feeling bad about trying to get money using religion and offered me to go inside for free, but by then I was so upset that I didn’t want to see it. Please, if you go refuse to pay, so that they know that it’s NOT OK to try to rip off people.
Written February 25, 2018
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pjotahh
Delft, The Netherlands4 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The doorguard initially charged us 100k rupiah in total for 2 people to go in, he said the charge was for maintaining the temple.

After we went in, we found out there is basically nothing there. The temple looked totally deserted and empty, aside from 3 shrines, no gardens or other buildings, so it was a total scam. We got really angry at the entrance guy and he gave us back 40k.

Just skip this one, it's totally not worth the trouble.
Written October 23, 2017
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Danny Too
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,209 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
I know that this is a small Hindu temple and lots of people have complaint about the condition of the temple. Whilst I agree that there are "touts" outside the temple charging Rp 20L per person for "entrance fee", this temple has lots of historical stories worth studying.

Pura Meru is actually the largest and second-most important Hindu temple in Lombok. Built in 1720, this temple is dedicated to the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

There are 3 very distinct shrines within the compound, very suitable for good photo shoots. You will be given a sash to tie around the waist as you enter into this Hindu "holy ground". I certainly enjoyed my time there.
Written August 3, 2017
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chantalouise
Utrecht, The Netherlands28 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
We were dissapointed by the temple. Run down and empty. Too bad we paid the 20k each entrance but oh well! Theres just not a lot to see here. Go see the temples on Bali, theyre much more well kept and interesting to visit!
Written August 2, 2017
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