Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang is part of the iconic temple complex along the hike to Mount Lempuyang. It is believed to predate the majority of Hindu temples in Bali, making it one of the island's most important holy sites.
Entry is free, but donations of 10,000–30,000 IDR are recommended. Visiting all 7 temples within the grounds takes ~4 hours and involves climbing 1,700 steps. The dress code requires wearing a sarong and that knees and shoulders be covered at all times while visiting the temple complex (this applies to both men and women). As this is an active temple, be respectful of worshippers.
Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang is considered one of the oldest and most sacred temples in Bali.
While the famous white ‘split gate’ is the tourist favorite, make sure to visit the three towering and ornately designed staircases.
Many tourists take photos that depict the famous gates reflected in a pool of water. There is actually no pond or lake onsite—the effect is created by holding up a mirror to the camera lens.
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