Lempuyang Temple is the most popular object for Bali tour nowadays, after the authenticity and majesty in the form of images are plenty posted on social media as Instragram.
The images display the great split gates in Balinese Architecture, which each of them has a stairway with dragon statues flanks on the sides.
They are so amazing and make many people get curious to visit the temple.
If you maybe get it, we really recommend to finds out about “Lempuyang Temple” before you have the tour.
Lempuyang Luhur Temple Tour
Great Temple on the Hill Area
Lempuyang Temple is located on Bisbis in the eastern of the island exactly in Tista Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency.
Its location is approximately 65 kilometers northeast from Ubud, which it maybe takes 2 hours and 3 minutes to drive.
For more detail, you check it on the following map.
Layout of the Temple
As others, the areas of Lempuyang Temple can be divided into 3 part (tri Mandala) as: Nista Mandala (Outer Part), Madya Mandala (Middle Part), and Utama Mandala (Main Part),.
- Nista Mandala
At the Nista Mandala (also called “Jaba Pisan”), there is a white split gate at the entrance some Balinese pavilions (Bale).
The pavilions consist of a Bale Gong (a place to store for gamelan instrument) and a Bale Kulkul (Balinese traditional bell that is made from wood).
- Madya Mandala
At the Madya Mandala (Jaba Tengah), there is only a rectangular-shaped big pavilion that has some poles (Saka), and without walls around sides.
- Utama Mandala
At the Utama Mandala (Jeroan), there are some Meru and Pelinggih (building with multi-storey roofs), which all are dedicated for the manifestation of God.
Dress Code for Visitor
When entering the temple, every visitor is required to wear a sarong and a shawl as for a dress code.
The sarong is a Balinese cloth that wrap from your waist to ankle, while the shawl ties around your waist (outside the sarong).
If the visitors don’t bring, both item can be rented at locker ticket. That cost at cheap price (about IDR 15.000).
See Great Gates of Heaven
The temple has 4 popular gates for photography backgrounds. One gate stands at the entrance point between Nista Mandala to Madya Mandala.
While, others threes line up to side at each entrance between Madya Mandala to Utama Mandala.
All gates were built in white-colored Balinese architecture. Each of them has a stair which is flanked by traditional statues in the form of Dragon (the mythological creatures) and also in Mahabharata Story.
Climbing Up the Stairs
For getting the gates above, the visitors are required to walk along footpath and climb up the stairs, which it start from ticket locker.
Along the route, you may see stunning natural view of green small forest which overgrown by many wild trees and plants.
On arrival at Madya Mandala (middle part), every visitor will be sprinkled a splash of Tirta (the holy water) which symbolize self-purification.
Recommended Spots to Enter Into Tour
There are two recommended spots that you can also enter into Lempuyang Tour, the spots are:
Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Tirta Gangga Water Palace is an amazing spot that located in Ababi Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency. The location is exactly surrounded by rice field area.
The spot is popular for its heritage garden by Karangasem Building. The garden is so wide (about 1,2 acre) and there are pool and statues in the area.
Its pool is main attraction of the palace because it’s decorated by authentic statues with shower, and also inhabited by beautiful fishes.
It is recommended for you who want an amazing photography spot in Balinese nuanced background.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of unique waterfall that located at Nusa Penida Kelod Village, Tembuku District, Bangli Regency.
The waterfall has a height of 15 meter although sounds not too high but it’s different because hiding in cliff that surrounds, as like cave with roof.
Particularly in the afternoon, you can see amazing phenomenon which show off yellowish sunshine come from the top and light up to reflect around the water and cliff.
Many people often wait for this moment to get impressive photos in the phenomenon background.