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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. Our Tabanan itinerary maker makes visiting Luhur Batukaru Temple and other Tabanan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Big threes and the sound of jungle like to say welcome to you when you arrived here. Really harmony place make you feel really relaxed to be here. The place is about 40 minute from tabanan city and ma...  more »
  • We walked through the forest on the way up, crossing mountain streams and enjoying the look into local forest gardens and local people's lifestyles.The afternoon was grey so not as photogenic as it mu...  more »
  • This temple is one of the most beautiful on the island of Bali. Located in the foothills of Batukaru on the way from Kuta to the lake Beratan  more »
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  • 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.
  • Quiet and peaceful place, definitely worth a visit. A bit remote though, not too easy to find. Entrance fee is reasonable, staff is nice and courteous.
  • It is the best temple I have ever seen. Atmosphere is incredible, no tourists!!!
  • 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 the entering road until you arrived at the gate (Candi Bentar) you already feel so sacred. You'll need wearing sarong to enter the temple and small donation will be rewarded, big donation will make all local people happy. When you entered the temple, sometimes there's a small box with "Dana Punia" written, this box for donation too, it's a holy donation....you decide... There's a big lake in the back, very relaxing and very beautiful, you can slowly walk and enjoy the atmosphere.....
  • Very nice temple in the dschungle. Nearly 1000 years old.

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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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