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Luhur Batukaru Temple
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Owner description: 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
Denpasar, Indonesia
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“a temple in bali...”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Do not skip this temple if you come to visit Jatiluwih. Batukaru temple is one of most interesting temple in Bali. It's a few minutes away from Jatiluwih village. Feel it's fresh air:)

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“A lovely look at Balinese Culture”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We visited the temple during a day tour with Bali Bliss Tours. Once we were saronged and sashed (the latter for a small hire fee - as we brought our own sarongs) we were allowed to wander the grounds of the Temple.
We took heaps of photo's - as it really is a very peaceful and place to visit.

Visited October 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Worth the horrible drive; go by yourself and explore thoroughly”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

If you're coming from Jatiluwih, there's about 4km of truly terrible roads. We've motorbiked all over SE Asia and, other than Laos, I've never experienced roads that occasionally dissolve under your bike and potholes that you can disappear in. However, if you're confident in your skills and want a solid arm workout, this temple is absolutely worth going to. You can also approach it from the south (from Ubud) and the roads are much better. The area surrounding the temple is not detailed in google maps but it'll get you to the right area and you can ask around. The villagers there are still not used to seeing foreign faces so they'll stare at you as you go by (especially if you get lost like we did and end up in the tiny group of houses in the forest) but they're extremely friendly. The temple looks like any other but the isolation and location transforms it into a truly reverent experience. We were the only people there except for three worshipers meditating in complete silence. I found myself whispering simply out of awe. Explore the side paths, because they lead down to lakes and rivers, huge banyan trees, misty mountain top views and crumbling Hindu idols. It makes you feel like you're in Tomb Raider, or Skyrim. One of my favorite experiences in Bali

Visited October 2013
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Kitchener, Canada
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“Nice if on the way”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you are around the area, this is a nice stop, otherwise you are not missing much as it is very similar to the other temples.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A must see if you are going to Jatiluwih”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

This temple is around 40 min very scenic drive from Jatiluwih. Being right in the jungle it is quite unlike other temples in Bali, and it is very peaceful with few visitors. An unusual feature is the ornamental lake.

Visited August 2013
Thank Andrew K
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