Plan to take a spiritual tour in Bali? Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple is one of places you must enter into your itinerary list. You should visit it before leaving the island.
Lempuyang Temple is categorized in Sad Khayangan Jagat (the six main temples in Bali). Five others are Besakih, Uluwatu, Goa Lawah, Batukaru, and Pusering Jagat.
Therefore, many Hindu people around Bali come with the aim of praying.
Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple is located Bisbis Hill, Tista Village, Karangasem Regency. If you depart South Bali, it probably takes 2.5 hours to drive.
Route to the temple is a bit uphill. If you think you have no good skill of driving, you should hire a transport service or join tour with a travel agent.
As Besakih, Lempuyang is also a complex that consists of several temples. From parking area to the peak of Bisbis Hill, you will see and pass through several temples.
If you come with the aim of taking a picture at the gate of the heaven. You don’t need to climb up long stairs because it’s close to parking area.
Otherwise, if you visit with the aim of getting main temple. You must climb up 1.700 stairs from parking area.
Lempuyang Hill Temple doesn’t only offer great traditional gates but it also offers impressive sceneries of nature. When standing on main area of the temple, you may see green nature surrounds.
When it’s sunny day you can also see spectacular view of Mount Agung. Particularly in early morning, the temple looks so amazing with sunrise panorama.
You may combine between view Agung Mount and Sunrise for getting a perfect shot. For getting more impressive, you can pose at the split gates with stairs flanked by dragon statues,
The temple is always crowded by tourists who come to take photo. It even makes a long line to take photo. So, you should come earlier in the morning.