Located to the east of Lake Batur in Trunyan village, Pura Pancering Jagat is an ancient Hindu temple famous for the massive 4m tall statue of the village's guardian spirit. Featuring a seven-tiered meru shrine, the temple is believed to have been built from a farmer's discovery of the statue long ago. The fascinating history and Balinese architectural features make this a must-visit.
The statue that the temple is built around is guarded by the locals and is fiercely protected and tourists are not even allowed to look at the statue. The statue is only brought out during special religious processions as well.