"Pura Luhur Batukau" Bali Things to Do Tip by theo1006

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  Pura Luhur Batukau - entrance
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  • Pura Luhur Batukau - entrance - Bali
      Pura Luhur Batukau - entrance
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  • Pura Luhur Batukau - interior - Bali
      Pura Luhur Batukau - interior
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  • Pra Luhur Batukau - Rama and Shinta relief - Bali
      Pra Luhur Batukau - Rama and Shinta relief
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  • Pura Luhur Batukau - the shrine in the pond - Bali
      Pura Luhur Batukau - the shrine in the pond
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  • Pura Luhur Batukau - an altar in the forest - Bali
      Pura Luhur Batukau - an altar in the forest
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If you found the Besakih temple complex a letdown (too touristy!), then you should go to Pura Luhur Batukau. At this main temple of the former kingdom of Tabanan no would-be guides, no souvenir sellers. A tricle of tourists find the place, but no crowds.

Pura Luhur Batukau lies at 920 m elevation on the southern slopes of Gunung Batukau, Bali's second highest mountain (2275 m), just within an extensive area of rain forest. Here it is easy to feel the proximity of the deities of nature. At the highest structure, a seven-roofed meru, the people of Tabanan worship the guardian spirit of Batukau mountain.

See the relief of Rama, Shinta and the golden deer for the Ramayana story. After visiting the temple, go down a few steps to the east to a shrine in a pond, only accessible by submerged stepping stones.

Directions: From Tabanan it is 17 km north via Wanasari, A popular tour combines Pura Luhur Batukau with the terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih,

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