Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : IDR 60,000
The magnificent Batukaru Temple popularly referred to as the Pura Luhur Batukaru by the locals, is situated at the foot of the southern slope of the Mount Batukaru. Visually stunning, this sacred site is encompassed by lush forests, thus offering a fascinating environment to nature lovers. Being one of the nine directional temples that are located on the island, Pura Luhur Batukaru is believed to protect the region by warding off evil spirits.
The ancient temple was originally built in the 11th century. However, it was destroyed in 1604, after a siege conducted by the Buleleng Kingdom. Again, in 1959, it was rebuilt, and since then, it stands tall till date. The glorious Pura Luhur Batukaru is dedicated to Lord Mahadeva, a Hindu deity also regarded as the God of the Batukaru Mountain.
Frequent drizzles and the surrounding sea have led this place to have a cool, misty atmosphere. In addition to being a place of worship, Batukaru Temple is also categorized as a renowned spot for sightseeing. However, a number of areas in the inner sanctum of this temple are prohibited to those people who visit this place for reasons other than the worship of the idol.
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