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Pura Luhur Batukaru

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Address: Jln. Batukaru | Tabanan Regency, Tabanan 82114, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 813-3834-9417

Luhur Batukaru Temple is one of Bali's key directional temples (Bali...

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

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This temple is located on the slope of Mount Batukaru surrounded by dense forest. Although it is a royal family temple honored mainly by Tabanan and Badung nobles, the decoration... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Denpasar, Indonesia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is located on the slope of Mount Batukaru surrounded by dense forest. Although it is a royal family temple honored mainly by Tabanan and Badung nobles, the decoration is quite modest, only the moss and the jungle around it. The temple goes in harmony with the surrounding mother nature. It is among few places where we still can... More 

Thank Andresguia
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another rustic Temple in Bali without bus load of tourists. It's bit far so check out photos before you decide to visit, but would recommend if you are in the area.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet and beautiful. I had a nice visit from the locals. A part of the place is reserved for the prayers which seems more respectful for them. Nice visit to combine with a little trek around in the jungle from there (better with a guide)

Thank Olivia M
Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My driver asked us to bring extra clothes when we came here.. as we can bath here with sacred water here~~

Thank starn9
Bruges, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old temple, not too crowded. Take some extra info from the travel guide about temples to better understand the whole scene, or take a tour guide with you

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Like all the other Bali temples...redundant. Far and traffic on the roads in Bali sucks. This temple was more zen like/serene and reminded me of Japanese temples in that they really incorporated the environment into design. For that...it gets a very good rating. Sarong at entrance...no worries.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

It's a typical temple like many others. Nothing too special about this one. You do have to wear a sarong, which they'll provide. The drive from Jatiluwih Rice Terraces was longer than expected, but I think our driver went the wrong way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

The temple is really unique from historical point of view, old, flavored with traditional rituals and building. Construction is well done by local trees and bushes. We have been introduced to Hinduism, which came to Indonesia from India in the fifth century CE. It was gradually replaced by Buddhism, which was the main religion of Sumatra and Java, until it... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

After leaving the Tamblingan lake, we headed south to Pura Luhur along a narrow and bumpy road. Except either in the afternoon or on a fine day, the valley usually covers with smog. As the temple is deep in the mountain, it seems not a tourist attraction that full of large crowds of people. Besides you could not reach your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

After a long drive when we reach this temple it was silent & no tourist others. The entry fee was 15000 IDR. You need Sarong (local dress) to enter the temple.

Thank Rashidul H

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