"Temples" Tabanan by kyoub

Tabanan Travel Guide: 68 reviews and 262 photos

Temple in the forest

Driving down a road with gigantic forests on both sides, you finally arrive at a temple deep in the jungle. You think surely very few people ever make it here but thousands have made the journey before you. It is a very important temple because of its high location, near the peak of the volcano Batukau.
The charm of Pura Luhur Banukau is its setting. The shrines seem to be engulfed by forest. There are many beautiful flowers, bushes, and trees.
Stone carved gates and statues all around.

Temple at the beach

On the coast and nearly on the Tabanan border is the much photographed-temple: Pura Tanah Lot.
I was somewhat put off by the numerous souvenir stalls and hawkers at this location. You must walk past all these before reaching the temple.
In the caves surrounding the temple is where the sacred snakes dwell, at least the signs state that fact. The temple sits up on a rock away from land. This beach is a place to go to see a beautiful sunset.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Temples, rice paddies, and veggies
  • Cons:Hawkers
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful area to visit
  • Last visit to Tabanan: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2007 at 4:53 PM

    That litte civet cat was so cute--it's good to hear they are harmless!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2007 at 7:29 AM

    Temple of land and sea looks great. Beautiful shot of stone artwork in off the beaten path tip!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2007 at 5:14 AM

    Lovely page on Tabanan Kay.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2007 at 7:22 AM

    brought back some good memories. thanks

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2005 at 10:43 PM

    Nice place to visit; the culture of the people is facinating. Regards.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2005 at 12:30 PM

    What beautiful place to visit Kay. I'll just live my adventures through you...lol! Great photographs too! HUGS!!

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2005 at 12:38 PM

    I think the Pertiwi was on our shortlist of hotels to stay at. Ubud is definitely a nice place to base yourself at. Nice page and pics!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2005 at 3:38 AM

    Kay, Another top-quality page filled with great insights, lovely photographs, and helpful, interesting tips.


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