Mount Lempuyang

Mount Lempuyang

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Located in east Bali within the highlands of Mount Lempuyang this temple is not only one of the most difficult to get to, but also one of the most sacred on Bali. 1,700 steps cut into the mountain are between your parking lot and the shrines. This means a 1 1/2 to 2 hours of physical challenge leading you uphill through the jungle.  Located in the village of Tista district Karangasem, Mount Lempuyang with 1174 m above sea level is one out many other temples on top of the hill in the island of Bali.

At Mount Lempuyang there is Pura Luhur Lempuyang, one of Bali’s most important religious places. Like Besakih, Tanah Lot etc it’s also one of the island’s nine directional temples with the function to protect Bali and the Balinese from evil spirits. It is also one of the six temples that are dedicated to the supreme God, Sang Hyang Widi Wasa. The six are the temples of the world, also called sad kahyangan.  This temple situated of top of the Bisbis hill need a huge effort to reach the temple especially when you fully dress to pray and still carry the offerings to the top.

Well, there is a concrete stairs to go up to the top but still make sure you are fit enough to walk on the hilly stairs. This mountain normally full of people praying during Umanis Galungan and Purnama Sasih Kadasa ceremony which is held twice a year.

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