Known as a Village temple for locals of Batuan Village. Batuan temple in Bali located near Ubud center. One of the beautiful temple with rich of stone carving.
About Batuan temple, Ubud Bali
Batuan Temple is a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local resident of Batuan countryside. located in the southern side of Ubud centre, The temple is designed very beautiful with full of Balinese ornaments and the roof temple building is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm tree. It is strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Ubud.
For over a thousand years, Batuan has been a village of artists and craftsmen, old legends and mysterious tales. Batuan’s recorded history begins in A.D. 1022, with an inscription that is housed in the main village temple, Pura Desa Batuan.
The name “Batuan” or “Baturan” mentioned here prompts villagers to joke about being “tough as stone” or “eating rocks” – as batu means “stone” in Balinese. But it likely refers to an ancient megalithic tradition in which standing stones served as meeting places and ceremonial sites for the worship of ancestral spirits.
Map and Location
Located in within 30 Minutes drive from main center of Ubud, or 1 hours drive from south Bali (Kuta/Seminyak). Here is the Batuan temple Bali map
Batuan Temple Entry Ticket Fee
To visit this beautiful trinity temple, there are no fixed amount collected, But there is a donation box where you can put to support the temples. Sarong and sash are provided for visitors.
Unlike the other temple, Which is not Allowed visitor to enter the worship area, This Batuan Temple are totally open to be explored. You are allowed to see the temple building and the entire area inside the temple.
Be sure that every visitor are dressed properly, and especially for women during monthly periods are disallowed to enter this temple. This temple are open from 8.30AM to 6PM daily.
What to Expect at Bali Batuan Temple
This village temple is one of the biggest village temple in Bali, The every ornaments of the temple building is rich with stone carving from its gate, Walls and the temple itself.
Good for photography spot with Balinese Hindu Temple while learn and experience the temple tour closer.
Inside the temple area, there are 2 Main area, The outer area has a few building like the ceremony storages, wooden Bell tower and the huge gate to the main area.
At the main area, where is for the worship area, You will see few temple building, Gazebo and Balinese music instruments. Other than that, There also Function hall and kitchen where is often used to prepare the ceremony/Festival.
Nearby this Temple: Elephant Cave Temple in Ubud Bali