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Luhur Batukaru Temple, Tabanan

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Hike up Mount Batukaru to find Luhur Batukaru Temple, a temple tucked away in its slopes. Sacred to the local Hindu population, the site is believed to protect Bali from evil spirits. Originally built in the 11th century, the temple was subsequently destroyed and rebuilt in 1959. Take a walk around this secluded structure, viewing its ponds, shrines, and traditional architecture. Explore a bit further into the surrounding thick mountain vegetation, including bamboo, coffee trees, and cocoa plants, but grab some warmer clothes because it gets quite chilly at this altitude. Use our Tabanan day trip tool to visit Luhur Batukaru Temple on your trip to Tabanan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • To reach this temple need long drive and road is not so nice. We hired a driver and fortunately we arrived there in good weather. The temple is really peaceful though it is not big temple ever seen. N...  more »
  • This temple has an very special ambiance - you can almost feel how old this place of worship is. A Hindu Saint built the temple in the 11th century, but probably on the fundaments of a Pre-Hindu cult ...  more »
  • Have to pay 20k rupias per person. It is not one of the most known, but is really nice... small but not crowded as others, and you can walk close to the temple and have nice pics  more »
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  • The temple is so far out the way hardly any tourists visit it I guess. There was only myself and the girl I was travelling with there the entire time (apart from staff). One of the best temples we saw.
  • Big Hindu Temple at Wangaya. It has beautiful archirectural design and located in a quiet and cold area, making it a perfect place to worship and practise meditation.
  • This is a mountain top Temple that was very beautiful and calm. It was not overrun with tourist trap things. It was a place of worship and for a modest fee you could walk the grounds and enjoy the tranquility. ****Note the photos of the rules before you go. My daughter had to stay at the car; but, we were expecting this as our guide has told us the rules before we booked our tour.
  • Been there the only tourist, so quite with such a special atmosphere.
  • Beautiful temple! You won't find much tourists there)

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Where to stay in Tabanan

Options for accommodations on your Tabanan holiday are as diverse as the geography of the region itself. The town of Tabanan, from which the region takes its name, has a few options, but you're better off looking elsewhere if you want to see the area's best sights. Head up north and stay in an eco-resort near Mount Batukaru, or base yourself in the old town of Mengyi for easy access to the Taman Ayun temple complex. If you want something more cultural, go for a homestay among the region's central rice paddy fields. While Tabanan's coastline remains less developed than that of many other regions in Bali, you can find some excellent luxury beach resorts, especially around Kerambitan.
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