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Luhur Batukaru Temple

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Address: Tabanan, Indonesia

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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Divine temple in the jungle where the dragonflies soar

My favourite temple ever! In the jungle and it has a mountain as backdrop. At the entrance a hundred dragonflies soaring through the air. The walls and statues are made of stone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Velp, The Netherlands
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Velp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite temple ever! In the jungle and it has a mountain as backdrop. At the entrance a hundred dragonflies soaring through the air. The walls and statues are made of stone and covered in moss. It was beautiful and sereen. When I prayed here I had a very divine moment - it is truly a sacred place.

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Luhur Batukaru Temples is localized with forestry mountain downhill slopes. The temperature is pretty cool and the three species are great numbers of authoctonous three species. The temple is situated such in the peaceful forestry zone which is lovely for visiting both: worshiping and relaxing. This place is not learly providing public transport from the capital or villages to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of temples that you can visit but not so many temples are still very frequently used like this one. It is interesting to see how the people are preparing to pray and pray afterwards. Around the main temple it has a nice park to walk around.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in Tabanan Regency, this pura (temple) is one of the most sacred temples in Bali island. And when there is ceremonies, this temple will full of Balinese people from all over Bali for praying....and the atmosphere will be so mystical and holy.... When there's no ceremonies, this temple so quiet, still you will feel mystical and holy. Even from... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Crowds make it difficult to enjoy and appreciate but still a must do.Try going early. Read in advance so that you know what you're looking at.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

After visiting hot place on beach, we can visit this cool place in Bali. So now we knew that Bali aren't just beaches.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We hired a driver and a guide for a day, we chose where we wanted to go from UBUD. On our way to the Tagalang Rice Terraces, we decided to stop at the first Temple to visit Pura Luhur Batukaru. After paying the entry fee (if you want to go the toilets you need to pay too), we put on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A lovely temple, quiet, no tourist hordes. Many different levels, take your time to walk around, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. During our visit we were lucky that they had a small ceremony for men while at the same time women were preparing offerings and we got to watch how they make those intricate baskets. Practical tips: Wear long pants... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I read about this temple in a Lonely Planet guidebook and added it to my list of temples to visit on my first trip to Bali. My husband and I were underwhelmed. The pros were it was not touristy and is located in a quiet, nature filled place but the cons were it didn't feel like there was much to... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This temple locates in the deep of the forest. I was going there from Jatiluwih rice terrace, the way to go there was very silent through the green forest, village, and damaged road. But for me, this was the art of travelling to Batukaru temple. You will find rarely people walking through this way. When you arrive there, you will... More 

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