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Pura Luhur Batukaru

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Address: Jln. 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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Pura Luhur Batukaru is a experience for forest lover. Here, you can explore all side the temple and feel the ambience. So quite, sacred and fresh air.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

According to Lonely Planet "This is certainly the most spiritual temple you can easily visit in Bali". It is indeed one of the most of spiritual temples you can visit there. There are not many tourists around. It has a beautiful lake. Visit it early in the morning.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We visited this temple during Galungan and we could feel the religious ambiance. Not so money oriented like other temples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Short visit but magical if this is the right place it costed 20000 rpi. Was a nice little bike along a river the people who were visiting were from every corner of the world. Very beautiful and serene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We drove there early in the morning and has very minimal other tourists. Lighting was great for pictures, lots of path to explore. Make sure to have a sarong to enter the temple (otherwise they can provide some at the entrance). Entrance fee is 20,000 IDR per persons

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A must visit though much out of the way. Excellent location adjacent to a forest. Excellent mountain air, good photo opportunity, historical place, has a small lake adjacent to it. Should be included in every itinerary..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

But less crowded. There are much better temples with no crowds such as Taman ayun, Klungkung and kehken (sorry for spellings). Still if you are seeing the rice fields not to far away, you may as well come here too. Oh, under 5s are not allowed or women on their periods!

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