One of the eldest temple in Bali. The temple located east side of Bali island, is far away from Denpasar town. Hence, we got our rent car in Bali. we chose to drive. we chose to skip our free breakfast from Homestay and departed early at 7 am. reach to destination about 920 am. Took 2.5 hrs.
But we had ready some bread/snack as breakfast along the travel. we drive and eat, like rushing to work.
Why i come to this temple ? it is because i saw a picture on Instagram. The picture showed the tall white temple Gate and the view behind the gate is a tall mountain view (if not mistake the mountain is Gunung Agung). is look very attractive. So i bookmarked and include it to my visit list. The temple also is one of the oldest temple in Bali. i like historical stuffs,especially religion related building. so it catch again my attention.
The entrance of the Pura Penataran Agung, Is the Gate high ? Pura Penataran is the first temple in the compound , is most accessible. Biggest also. You don’t need to climb 1700 steps to reach here.
the front view of the temple, there 3 stair case to the temple, middle one is closed. each stair start with Naga . Naga always believed as the Guardian.
is quite highland even located in lowest of the compound. Climb up to to the temple is able to see this level is very high. View is super .
after we had hike one round trip, i am quite respect the tour guide. the tour guide has to follow the tourist hike 1700 steps per tour. is very exhausting.
the route , sometime got monkey
Some uncover route can see the nice view . Is the sea behide the mountain ? Ya . Pura lempuyang located east Conner of the Bali island . Actually already close to the sea .
Temple with Garuda statue, Turtle statue. Who read Hindu god story will know the Garuda is Vanaha (carrier) of the Lord Vishnu .
Have a Rest at the stall. The uncle who take care temple try to tell Hindu god story , But we not really understand the language. But the point he said is some connection between Hindu and Buddhist mythology. .
Another beautiful temple. Lempuyang Madya Temple. Time 12 pm in afternoon . already spent 2.5hrs here.
We make our way down. Struggling that how far the trail left. Once we saw the MotoBike driver . We catch them without think twice. Haha .
Bebek Bengil Ubud
In front of the restaurant is really crowded with car. Traffic jam. No parking .But have special parking space for the customer behind the restaurant .
Ubud is a nice town to visit, due to limited time , we only had a lunch.
The night has come and rain followed. We get wet and drive back to Kuta. Traffic jam. Guess what ! The road was flooded . Just at Legain street. Lucky our rent car is high enough. Didn’t think flood will happen.
Fly and hike , it still in original shape. Haha. Is a moon cake festival night! So let’s Celebrate with my favorite mooncake and Local Bintang beer!
Haapy Moon cake festival !!