Lempuyang Temple

November 1st, 2016 | by TheJourneyMagz
Lempuyang Temple
Bali
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Lempuyang Temple, locally referred to as Pura Lempuyang Luhur, is one of Bali’s oldest and most highly regarded temples, on par with Besakih (aka the ‘mother temple’ of Bali). It is also believed to predate the majority of Hindu temples on the island. Definitely a highlight on any travel itinerary for the fit and adventurous, the main temple lies at 1,175m above sea level, up on the peak of the namesake Mount Lempuyang in East Bali.

Bali - Lempuyang Temple (2)

With over 1,700 steps stair to reach the top, with attractions along the way including several other temples and hordes of grey longtailed macaques that inhabit the surrounding cool mountain forests. While avid hikers will love the blend of mountains and cultural excursions that Bali’s eastern region has to offer.

The first to come into view on the pilgrimage, this temple offers an impressive sight with its towering dragon staircases – perfect for photos. The best views are higher up the stairs, where you can see all the way across the green forested slopes and neighbouring Mount Agung, Bali’s highest peak and abode of Besakih Temple.


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