Pura Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus is a 17th century Hindu Balinese temple. Perched on top of a black lava outcrop on Mengening beach in Mengwi, the temple is built in traditional Balinese architecture and is believed to give blessings of fertility and medicine. It is reminiscient is of the more famous Tanah Lot, but lis far less crowded.
Pura Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus is also popular as a spot for scenic photography, especially during sunset. The pounding waves crashing the outcrop of black lava rocks, against the backdrop of this 17th-century classical Balinese temple is a sight to behold. A blowhole is present in the rocks that connects to the ocean through an underwater cave. You can explore the temple and its surroundings at leisure as it is almost always devoid of crowds.
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