Hi Travel Buddies,
Our next stop after Pura Tanah Lot was another balinese temple – Pura Luhur Bataukau. What is so special about this temple? Our driver, Made told us that this is the only temple in Bali that is located in a forest.
Pura Luhur Batukau, one of the nine directional temples in Bali, is the guardian of the west.
- Ladies who are pregnant
- Ladies whose children have got the first teeth
- Children whose first teeth not fallen out yet
- Ladies during their period
- Devotees getting impure due to death
- Mad ladies/gentlemen
- Those not properly dressed
All devotees entering temples should maintain cleaniness and environmental conservation.
As we strolled in the temple, we like the cool and fresh air and you can hear birds chirping sound occasionally. We passed by a large square pond and a small stream of white water running on the rocks. Made told us there are organised treks and with an experienced guide, one can explore further the forest and trek all the way up to Gunung Batukaru, a long-extinct volcano.
It was half past one by the time we completed the tour of this beautiful temple, time to find food to fill our growling stomach! 😛