Temple that is tough as stones

Batuan Temple is a local Balinese Hindu temple that is still active and looked after by local residents of Batuan countryside. This temple was originally founded in 944 iaska (1020 AD). The name “Batuan” means ‘stone’ in Balinese, which prompts villagers to joke about being “tough as stone”.



Before you enter the temple you must wear a Kamben (traditional Balinese costume) which local people at the temple will lend you.  This is a must to show your respect and honor to the holiness of “Puseh Temple of Batuan Village”.  This is all free, as well as the entrance fee, however, the local people expect every tourist to donate any amount of money to support the up keep of the temple.


There are also local sacrifices still being made.  The pictures below are made out of an actual pigs skin and organs.



The temple is absolutely gorgeous designed with Balinese ornaments and the roof temple building is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm tree.  It is also strategically located beside the main road from Denpasar to Ubud.








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2 thoughts on “Temple that is tough as stones

  1. Hi Hillary, looks like you are having a hell of a time in your travels, looking forward to seeing you when you get back. Enjoy the rest of your trip

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