Yeh Pulu Temple

Yeh Pulu Temple, Ubud

Yeh Pulu Temple
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Yeh Pulu Temple Build on 14th or 15th century and are in a very attractive rice field setting. You can reach Yeh Pulu on foot through the rice fields from Goa Gajah but you will definitely need a guide for the 45 minute walk as there is no path to speak of. Alternatively turn off the Ubud to Gianyar main road about 400 metres east of the entrance to the Goa Gajah complex. Drive through Banjar Batulumbang until the road comes to an end. For here walk down the track to Yeh Pulu passing the small warung on your left. As well as the carvings there is a holy well here and the attendant priest will be happy to bless you with the well water. Temple dress code applies here. Yeh Pulu is a much under-rated and under-visited site - highly recommended.
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Radu B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania428 contributions
A interesting stop of DPS to Ubud trip, away from crowds
Jan 2020
There is a beautifully preserved rock carving 26m long &2m tall about daily Balinese life: the farmer, animal hunting, women in community. The temple itself is tiny, small and not well maintained. 30k IDR access fee with free sarong included. 500m walk from parking by a nice rice paddies area, but not recommended if is to hot! Kinndly but strong refuse the locals who offer to show you the place, I heard them with a group speaking no English, no history questions answer, but high tip expected. Discover the place by yourself.
Written 30 January 2020
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KatieJane_L
Guildford, UK13 contributions
Quiet and interesting visit
Nov 2019
We went to Yeh Pulu on a day we hired a driver to take us around and outside Ubud. It was 30k IDR to get in, at the entrance we were asked if we wanted a guide. As our driver came with us we declined, we were unsure what the circumstances would be regarding needing a guide and charges after reading previous reviews.

From the parking it was a walk past rice paddies, an art shop and cafe. Further down the path there is a small waterfall. The site itself is quite small but very scenic and interesting. Before going through the gates at the entrance you will need to put on a sarong (these were offered at the entrance - as we brought our own with us, I am not sure if this would be a charge or not). If you are interested in the history I would recommend getting a guide as there is little information at the site. There is a small temple at the end of the carvings, this is why you should wear the sarongs in this whole area.

This is close to Goa Gajah, we did not this when we visited Goa Gajah. The walk from one to the other seems quite long but it is quite easy to get to by car. We had a very good driver who knew exactly where to go, this definitely made a difference to our trip.
Written 17 November 2019
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mrspony
17 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2019
We had the temple all to ourselves, it’s pretty small but well worth a visit if you’re in the area. We paid a local guide after buying tickets to tell us about the history and learnt so much. His English was great and it’s so nice to visit a lesser known sight and you felt like you were supporting the local community rather than trekking around another tourist attraction.
Written 25 October 2019
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Yaki Tomohon
Tomohon, Indonesia84 contributions
A bit outside of the city
Mar 2019
The Yeh Pulu Temple is a bit outside of the city of Ubud. A nice walk along rice fields to the temple and the old reliefs.
Written 2 October 2019
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Sarah F
Sydney, Australia44 contributions
This place is a real find
Sep 2019 • Friends
We were dropped off and visited the elephant caves and from there walked through some villages to Yeh Pulu. The entry ticket is not expensive but we noticed the elderly ticket seller was quick to take our money but a bit slow on issuing the tickets until we reminded him. We were met at the car park by our drivers so weren’t hassled by any one for a tour guide! It is not the temple that you come to see but the beautiful narrative engraved in the rock face that was created between the 11th - 14th century. A lovely setting but a beautifully preserved rock carving. Highly recommended but doesn’t take long to see.
Written 30 September 2019
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Brendo67
Carramar, Australia103 contributions
Serene
Mar 2019 • Couples
A very quiet & serene place. It's located a bit of a way from Ubud, but the reliefs are worth the trek. Beware of the "official tour guides" at the ticket office that offer you a "free" tour then try to hit you up for a massive fee afterwards!
Written 24 May 2019
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PS00011
Steamboat Springs, CO209 contributions
Not much there, but a beautiful setting
Apr 2019 • Couples
We had a driver and found the parking lot. There's minimal stuff there. The wall is beautiful and the setting quite pretty but we were in and out in 15 minutes. I was hoping for a Siem Reap type experience -- I loved hiking through the jungle at the less visited temples there, but this was far from it. A so-called "guide" wedged himself in between my husband and I , and then I was open to paying him but he mumbled, had zero enthusiasm and clearly was just an opportunist. I ended up paying him a small bit to leave us alone. :) That was better, but still I would have skipped.
Written 30 April 2019
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TaherAlbaghliJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait1,766 contributions
Cool
Mar 2019 • Family
Yeh Pulu Temple located at the Bedulu Village nearby Ubud-Gianyar.I visit this place in my trip to Ubud.In this temple you will see art about the ancient Balinese.The reliefs are amazing.In my opinion it is cool walking in the nature and chance to know about the heritage of Balinese people.It seem to me some area in the temple need
maintenance to encourage tourist and make this place more beautiful.
Written 5 April 2019
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ong t
410 contributions
Least Visited Temple
Mar 2019
Nice walk thru nature to reach this temple. Along the way i saw rice field , ready for harvest. Only me and my wife plus my guide that day I went.
Written 26 March 2019
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acgroupie
Rome, Italy42 contributions
A peaceful, tourist-free jewel
Dec 2018 • Couples
The reliefs are interesting, but what's wonderful is the stroll through the rice fields, the temple you have all to yourself, the clanking of the whirley-gig at the entrance.
Written 5 January 2019
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