Religious Sites in Ubud

Religious Sites in Ubud, Indonesia

Religious Sites in Ubud

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  • caddyandbellA
    Perth, Australia5,660 contributions
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    We were lucky to be staying in the hotel beside the temple and ate all our breakfasts here looking out at the beautiful lotus and lilly ponds.Free to enter and look from the restaurant but 100000rph to pay if you want to inspect the temple in traditional dress.We had free access and went and had a look.If you are on a budget,dont worry about paying the entrance fee and just have a drink or some food at the restaurant.At night they have a Barong Dance which will cost you 100000rph to go and watch.Worth the money for the cultural experience.Beautifully maintained and keep your eyes open for a water monitor in the ponds.A must to visit whilst in Ubud
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Joe B
    6 contributions
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    Really gorgeous temple more r less opposite Murni's Warung. Lovely carvings and great atmosphere above the sacred river.
    Written 28 February 2023
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  • BASILEA-BALISEA
    Riehen, Basel-Stadt36 contributions
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    Since I stay with Balinese friends in Bedulu (=Bedahulu village), the Pura Samuan Tiga is more or less "THE TEMPLE" where the family goes for celebrations. This year was a big 12 days celebration from April 17th to 29th with all kind of activities. People from many communities around the Ubud area bring their holy temple symbols (the Rangda costumes and masques, the Barong, the temple shrines and others) to the temple to be blessed. They bring incredibly huge offerings (towers of fruits, rice cakes and decorated with ornaments made from young palm leaves and flowers) which get blessed with holy water by the Hindu priests. The intent sticks and some money on top are for the temple, the beauty of the colors and smells are for the gods, the edible parts are take home again for the family. There are Gamelan orchestras playing, people moving and singing and priests reading from the holy scriptures. Our friend took us for two evenings to the temple (dressed in the usual temple dress: Sarong, Blouse and Selendang for the ladies, Sarong, Shirt, Selendang and Headdress for the males and sandals or flip-flops on the bare feet). On the first afternoon we saw the processions of the different Banjars (communities) arrive with their temple things and circle three times the area of Samuan Tiga. Then there was the run of the ladies (long black skirts, white blouse, red selendang) and men (all in white) around the temple. They hold hands and run in waves symbolizing the waves of the sea. After three rounds the men take from the heaps of discarded decoration and put the dry palm leaves like hats on their heads. After one more round they sit in front of the priests to get blessed and then hit each other with the dry palm leaves. This symbolically drives out all bad thoughts. Now the temple and the people are cleansed and ready for the arrival of the goods. (Physically - in our eyes - the temple is more dirty than ever, rubbish laying around everywhere.) In the evening the school children and some ladies show special dances in beautiful costumes accompanied by Gamelan music. Again, the beauty of the dancers, the dances and the music is mainly for the gods, not necessarily for the onlookers, who talk, eat, come and go and let their children play. It is definitely not a show in our sense. Everybody who wants to look stands or sits crosslegged somewhere on the floor.
    If there is no ceremony, the temple is just a big area of stairs, temple shrines, and the huge holy banyan trees. Certainly worth seeing as well, but nothing in comparison to celebration times and preferably guided by somebody who knows about the meanings, like for example our friend, guide and driver I Nyoman Darna from Bedulu.
    Written 1 May 2019
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  • Margo H
    New Brunswick, Canada117 contributions
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    This temple was closed but so many people seemed to be going in. We were told that they were rehearsing for a dance performance for later on that week and that it was the first time I. 2 years this was happening. We were told that we could go in and watch rehearsal as ?omg as we wore sarongs. We went in and looked around but didn't stay for rehearsal as I felt funny being the only female among a coup!e hundred men lol. But it was still very kind of them to invite us to watch. I defeating temple
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,731 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is one of the Hindu temples along Jalan Raya Ubud that is used for Balinese dance performances during evenings and can also be visited during they for those interested to explore the grounds of local temples. Opening hours are 9am to 5pm daily. Entry (20K IDR) and includes use of a sarong which the attendant will secure to you prior to being allowed to enter the temple grounds.

    You will see delicately carved entry gate and inner temple structures. There are statues of interesting if not sinister looking appearance of Rangda, the Demon Queen. The interior shrines feature delicate carvings. Overall, this is an attractive and photogenic temple worth 10-15 minutes to explore while sightseeing around Ubud.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • Radu B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania467 contributions
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    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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  • Christopher D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best guide for water Purification Ceremony in Ubud. Good English and they gave us 4 options of temple. They also provide affordable hotel shuttle. Just with $10 they provide everything Including entrance fees!
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • brun0bloss
    Nhulunbuy, Australia81 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quiet off the busy street
    Lush setting pool big rooms
    Staff accommodating and friendly
    Good price near everything
    Slept very well
    Written 28 December 2018
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  • Bianca W
    London, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked a water purification ceremony or Melukat through 9bali.com and they took us to Tirta Empul Temple at 8 am to avoid crowds.

    Overall it's a unique experience.
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,731 contributions
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    Pura Dalem Agung is the large Hindu temple situated in the middle of the Monkey Forest Sanctuary. It is believed that the temple was originally built around 1350. It has played an important part of the spiritual lives of Balinese people around Ubud for many centuries and is today part of the home of over 1200 long-tailed masques that call the Monkey Forest Sanctuary home.

    While exploring the sanctuary grounds, you will walk past Pura Dalem Agung Temple. While it is closed for public visitation (open for prayer only), you can view through the closed gates and see the typical Balinese Hindu temple architecture within. The exterior of the temple is nice as well. It is fronted by lion and other statues. Make sure to see the interesting facade panel carvings, some depicting scenes of monkeys battling a dragon.
    Written 18 May 2024
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