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Pura Luhur Batukaru

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Address: Mount Batukaru | Tabanan Regency, Tabanan, 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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Sacred temple~~

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We really enjoyed our trip to Pura Luhur because it is a very peaceful and wuite place without many tourist. You see and feel that the temple is actually in use by the locals and not a tourist attraction.

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

peaceful temple on mountainous circumstances. the temple is not so big but we felt calmness as not so many tourists come to this temple. road access is not so good, the way up bit difficult. just got one professional driver and will be get there safety.

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

You need a ride to reach this destination. It takes over an hours drive through the woods from the city. Once you reach this be wary of the scam ploy-ed where you meet witch doctors who will give you a blessing for a fee.

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