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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...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This temple is very special. It is in the jungle surrounded by a large pond and spring water source. You must pay to enter and wear a sarong which is loaned to you when you pay. Plan on spending about 45mins here to really appreciate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of the 6 monthly celebrations visited with my wife and members of her family. As a non Balinese person I felt a little out of place even wearing traditional Balinese clothing. However the experiences at the three temples we visited was, as usual...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kenny100653
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Pura Luhur Batukaru is, in my opinion, the best temple I have visited during my vacation in Bali. Nestled in the forest, high up in the mountains, with a scenic drive preceding the temple. It is actually a temple complex, with 4-5 temples in one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

This temple was so quiet and amazing to explore. still very much in use, you get to explore the paths, while also being respectful around those using it. Up in the mountains, so it was nice and cool

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Tourists are a sideline. This is a temple genuinely revered by the Balinese. Make sure you explore the lake & paths around to get an understanding of the place.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

This is one of my favorite temples being in the jungle. Very calm and relaxing. Not so my visitors when we went there. Make sure to have cash for bathrooms.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Pura Luhur Batukaru is a Hindu temple in Tabanan. One of the six big temples in Bali.Mount Batukaru is the second highest mountain in Bali.The temple is in the mountain.It is surrounded by forest and great nature of the forest. It is a very quiet...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on our drive to Lovina. Quiet temple in a beautiful setting. Was able to see a ceremony and spot some interesting birds. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We went there driving our motorbike from Ubud: the drive was very scenic, passing through lovely villages and beautiful countryside. The temple was suggestive and there were only few tourists. They charge 20,000 for the sarong.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dale63
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Peaceful and peaceful temple with cool air here. To go to the main temple you will need to use a sarong. You can walk slowly and enjoy the atmosphere around the temple.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Rosalyn L
May 14, 2015|
Response from PETIT17 |
Hi, I wonder the same as you, how can you arrive there, have u got any information? Thanks
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Nicolas K
How possible is this itinerary (7 Replies)
I tried to split Bali into geographical areas as to make most of my trip what do you think about the following plan: Day 0 -> 20/8 Arrive at Bali 24.00, go to sleep at a hotel near Kuta area Day 1 (South Bali) -> 21/8 Turtle Conservation and Education Centre Uluwatu Table Blue Point Beach (a short break for coffee) Jimbaran Bay for sea food. Maybe Sindhu Market on the road to our Hotel @Ubud. Hire a full day private driver(?) Day 2 (Ubud) -> 22/8 Explore by...More
August 11, 2017|
Response fromMangoMunky|
I see what you are trying to do and the theory is fine. However, on some days you are trying to see too many things. If you play it by ear, and are flexible on your scheduling, you might find one day you dont' want to do this, you want to do another thing, or you hear about a cremation or a ceremony you want to attend, or whatnot (also your day 6 is not west Bali). Bali has much to do that is not just a temple or rice field, do try to do other things like spa times, watching Balinese gamelan...More
Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands
Bali the second time around (3 Replies)
We (couple early 50's) are so fortunate to be able to go from Holland to lovely Bali for the second time :) The first time we went to Ubud (Goa Gajah, Tirta Empul, Mas, Celuk, Nyepi day) then Lovina, finally Seminyak. This time our itinerary starts with 4 nights Sanur, then 4 nights Ubud, 3 nights Lembongan, 1 night Sanur. This is our plan (first half of april): Day 1 arrival DENP 14:40 transfer to hotel Sanur Day 2 relax at hotel Day 3 Tirta Gangga, Tenganan Bali Aga, Blue Lagoon...More
February 22, 2018|
Response fromcbimages|
Why not go directly to Ubud on arrival and leave Sanur until the end? This will cut your moves down from 4 to 3. And you could remove Tegallelang Road from day 6, and just grab a driver another day (day 7?) for a couple of hours for this, and add Gunung Kawi that day if you want to. Which Gunung Kawi? If the water temple at Sebatu, it's easy to add to Tegallelang Road as it's nearby.