Pura Lempuyang Temple located in Banjar Purwa Ayu, Tribuana village, Abang Subdistrict, Karangasem regency, Bali, Indonesia, sitting on Mount Lempuyang 1175 meters above sea level. There are seven temples that make up Pura Lempuyang, the largest and most grand being at the very top.
Lempuyang Temple also known as Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang is one of Sad Kahyangan Jagad or six main temples which are believed as the pillars of Bali. Which is one of the most sacred natural points in Bali
The word “Sad” was derived from Sanskrit word means “six” and “Kahyangan” means “place of Gods” Hence, “Sad Kahyangan” could be translated into “six places of Gods”. The entire landscape looks very spectacular view from this temple gate, and that gate also known to the western world as "The Gates of Heaven". The view from the temple is very beautiful, as you will see an amazing panorama of Mount Agung. The beautiful forest around the temple is known as the lungs of the island of Bali.
Pura Lempuyang Temple is oper for visitor daily from 09.00 AM to 06.00 PM, however for worship purpose it is open for 24 hours daily.
The best time to visit the Pura Lempuyang Temple is during the day before sunset, as the view is absolutely breathtaking.
Visit to the Pura Lempuyang Temple is no entrance fee required, however just small donations which collected by local villager to maintain and cleaning the area.
Things to Know Before Visiting Lempuyang Temple:
1. Wear a sarong while visiting this temple complex, and make sure bare knees and shoulders are not visible.
2. Pura Lempuyang Temple is a very religious Hindu temple so any form of kissing in public is seen as scandalous.
3. Don’t take photos directly in front of worshippers.
4. Don’t Step Over or Tread on Offerings Small offerings called canang sari are often left on the ground. Palm leaves are woven into a small box and flower petals herbs, money, snacks are inside. These offerings are to appease the spirits. Be careful where you’re walking.
5. Any woman on her period, or anyone (regardless of gender) with a running sore or bleeding wound for that matter, is considered impure and not to be allowed into any Balinese temple.