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“Because it was near Goa Gajah”
Review of Yeh Pulu Temple

Yeh Pulu Temple
Ranked #34 of 136 things to do in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Yeh Pulu Temple Build on 14th or 15th century and are in a very attractive rice field setting. You can reach Yeh Pulu on foot through the rice fields from Goa Gajah but you will definitely need a guide for the 45 minute walk as there is no path to speak of. Alternatively turn off the Ubud to Gianyar main road about 400 metres east of the entrance to the Goa Gajah complex. Drive through Banjar Batulumbang until the road comes to an end. For here walk down the track to Yeh Pulu passing the small warung on your left. As well as the carvings there is a holy well here and the attendant priest will be happy to bless you with the well water. Temple dress code applies here. Yeh Pulu is a much under-rated and under-visited site - highly recommended.
Reviewed November 12, 2012

It's really peaceful there. I'm not sure I would call it a "temple". The carvings are nice and Lonely Planet identifies the pictures for you. It's a 25m length wall of carvings and then that's it. No English (or any) explanation.

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"worth a visit"
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"small waterfall"
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Visited this place last year,impressed by its lively rock cravings,there's an old lady guarding here,she asked me to make some donations as offerings to god,I donated,cos this is a religious place,should respect.And the very special thing is yeh pulu,which means water container,don't miss it,it's very small and buried by vegetation

1  Thank Lai S
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

A good idea to include in a tour of Pejeng, Tirta Empul etc. Rather than walk from Goa Gajah there is a car park about 100 m away. The easy walk to the carvings is through some beautiful scenery with water trickling past. You don't need the services of any of the guides hanging around and they take no for an answer. I have never heard anything relevant or new from any of these self appointed guides or guardians. There is sacred spring at the bottom of the carvings. The carvings depict scenes of everyday life and apparently date from the 15th or 16th century. When we visited it was quiet and we stopped at a small warung on the way back to our car.

2  Thank tomski2001
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Yeh Pulu is a small temple site with rock carvings, located in rice fields. It is a small site, and the carvings are not particularly impressive; however the place has a peaceful atmosphere and beautiful setting, and the short walk from the entrance is very pleasant. The old lady at the site is the pemangku (holy woman) and should be treated with respect. She accepts donations and offerings for Ganesha.

There is a small entry fee, payable at the entrance. The men hanging around the entrance may also offer to show you around for a fee, but Yeh Pulu is a small site and a guide is not necessary. This place is well worth a visit if you are going to Goa Gajah nearby, but would not be a must-see place if you are on a short holiday.

4  Thank Felis_Silvestris
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Myself and my girlfriend did the walk from Ubud over to Yeh Pulu Temple and the setting was truly stunning. The walk through the village to the temple was one of the most beautiful ive seen with lanes lined with colourful plants, kids playing and interesting houses full of detail. The people were amazingly pleasant and we saw a kid walking is praying mantis (somehow). This i would say is all part of the experience as if you were to base it purely on where you pay to get in to Yeh Pulu and the walk after, then its nice but not really worth the 15,000 entry.
Once past the paypoint its a really peaceful 3minute walk until you see the Carvings in the small cliff face that are quite impressive. Other than that the only other thing to witness (and she wont give you much choice) is the bubbly silent old lady who sits in there posing for photos with you, putting flowers onto your ear and going through what i presume is a religious process but didnt quite understand and she didnt say a word and your just expected to follow what she does.
After this theres the chance to get a cheap drink and sit and and view the stunning rice terraces surrounding the temple.

Myself and my girlfriend just loved the whole area and would recommend it to anyone, just make sure to walk there.

3  Thank fobl11
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