Pura Lempuyang Temple, also referred to as Pura Lempuyang Luhur, is one of the oldest and most sacred temples on the island. So we took a weekend trip out East to check out the famous Bali Gateway To Heaven for ourselves. It’s fair to say you should definitely add Pura Lempuyang Bali to your island sight seeing list!
How To Get To Pura Lempuyang Bali
Many people heading to East Bali choose to stay in the small beach town of Amed, which is around 30 minutes from Pura Lempuyang.
Costs To Enter Pura Lempuyang Temple
No Entrance Fee – The temple asks for donations only. We recommend around 10,000 – 30,000 IDR per person, which is the usual price of temple entrances in Bali.
Sarong Rental – 10,000 IDR. You must wear a sarong so if you have your own be sure to take it.
The Background Of Pura Lempuyang Luhur (Bali Gateway To Heaven)
Pura Lempuyang Temple is a Balinese Hindu temple located in the slope of Mount Lempuyang, 600 metres above sea level.
Known on the island as one of the most highly regarded temples in Bali, it has become more popular in recent years amongst tourists thanks to Instagram.
The Bali gateway to heaven is quite far from a lot of other typical holiday destinations in Bali. Although that doesn’t stop people flocking out East to witness the view amongst the clouds and capture some beautiful photos.
Things To Know When Visiting Pura Lempuyang Temple
There are 7 temples – Many people don’t realise there are actually 7 temples within the grounds of Pura Lempuyang. The whole loop is said to take around 4 hours.
The first is a 5 minute walk – The famous photo spot is located at the first temple, so you won’t have to walk far before you get your cameras out.
Your shoulders must be covered! – You will not be allowed to enter Pura Lempuyang Luhur unless your shoulders are covered. So make sure to wear a t-shirt or take a scarf of some sort.
No kissing – Pura Lempuyang Bali is a very religious Hindu temple so any form of kissing in public is seen as scandalous.
No drones – Photographers beware. Although there has been much drone footage of Pura Lempuyang Bali, we were told were weren’t allowed to fly our drone.
What time to visit? – There’s no specific time to visit Pura Lempuyang Temple. We visited at 7am for sunrise, although had to wait for the clouds to clear. So if you want a beautiful photo we recommend sunrise or sunset but keep your fingers crossed it’s not cloudy.
Luxury – The Griya Villas and Spa – If you’re looking for the top hotel in Amed this comes up top of all the lists.
Mid-Budget – Blue Moon Villas Resort – With a pool overlooking the ocean and a romantic feel this is ideal for a couples trip.
Backpacker – Bali Yogi – For a cheap and cheerful Amed stay Bali Yogi is ideal.
For other places to stay in Amed you can check the latest prices here.
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