Pura Lempuyang Luhur

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Pura Lempuyang Luhur is one of the oldest and the most revered temple in Bali, Indonesia. The temple is actually a collection of several temples along the hiking path to the summit. The main temple also the highest, the Pura Lempuyang Luhur, lies at 1,175m above sea level, up on the peak of the namesake Mount Lempuyang.[1]

The temple is located on Mount Lempuyang or Gamongan Hill, Bunutan village, Abang subdistrict, Karangasem, east Bali, around 10 kilometres north from Amlapura, the capital of Karangasem. The temple complex is dedicated to Ida Betara Hyang Iswara, the guardian of the east.[2] It is one of Sad Kahyangan Jagad or the "six sanctuaries of the world" which are the six holiest places of worship on Bali.

The most popular temple among visitors is the Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang. With its towering white candi bentar split gate, three dragon stairs and three kori agung gates, this compound has views to the west overlooking Mount Agung, the highest volcano in Bali.

Temples[edit]

The temple consists of several temples along the hiking path to the summit of Mount Lempuyang or also known as Gamongan Hill in eastern Bali. The temples along the hiking track among others areː

  • Pura Penataran Lempuyang
  • Pura Telaga Mas
  • Pura Telaga Sawangan
  • Pura Lempuyang Madya
  • Pura Puncak Bisbis
  • Pura Pasar Agung
  • Pura Lempuyang Luhur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lempuyang Temple in Bali - Bali Magazine". bali-indonesia.com. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  2. ^ Suardana, Kartika Dewi (2014-04-15). Real Bali: Temples, Palaces, Museums and Nature. PT. Phoenix Communications. ISBN 9786029797169.

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