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Puseh Batuan Temple
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Ranked #4 of 40 things to do in Sukawati
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Pura Puseh Batuan are shrine owned by Villagers batuan-village-home-of-balinese-paintings" Batuan Village district of Sukawati - Gianyar regency. The Temple is part of the concept of "Tri Kahyangan or Tri Murti" taught by Mpu Kuturan around the 10th century to the Balinese Hindu community at the time. Tri Kahyangan including 3 temples, the Pura Desa or Village Temple as a place to worship God Brahma, Pura Puseh to worship God Vishnu, and the Pura Dalem to worship Lord Shiva.Pura Desa and Pura Puseh Batuan were founded in the year 944 isaka (1020 AD). Nearly 1000 years old. Not all existing buildings were old buildings here, there are some that have undergone renovation. The Meru, Bale-bale, grand Gates and statues are showing us how thick the Balinese ornaments in this temple. At temple parking area, we could see a stage which a place use as a meeting hall and to practice any kind of Balinese dances as Gambuh dance, Pendet dance, etc. Then, in the middle yard of temple there is a long building / bale called the Bale Agung and Bale Kulkul (a gong mad by wood or bamboo). In this yard there is also a high entrance Balinese Gate called the Kori Agung, which is flanked by the many guardian statues shaped the giant sculpture. The function of Kori Agung is the door where the exit and entry for the gods symbolized by a small statue called Pratima. Next to the Kori Agung there are two small doors as a place of exit and entry of people into the temple's main yard. In the main yard of the temple there are some three story Meru and Bale Pengiyasan as a symbol of the temple of Besakih, there is also a building called Padmasana as a place of worship to Sang Hyang Widhi, the only one Bali Hindu's God. If we want to know the ancient sculptures in this temple, please come to the back yard, a building called Wantilan Purbakala as a place for all the ancient sculptures of this temple, here we can learn about the ancient sculptures and other types of ancient stone.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this temple with a private driver and tour guide as he lived in the village. They were getting ready for a festival on Saturday and the place was alive with people getting it ready.

Our guide told us that every family in the local community must send at least one person per day for the week leading up to the Festival to help decorate it, otherwise the family will be fined.

It is a very relaxing and serene place and if you are into seeing the true Bali and Balinese people then this is a must.

Thank Arthur V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing and very calming. Given some of it is 450 years old it is in amazing condition. The stone work and carving was exquisite and like nothing you would normally see. On top of all this it is just a very beautiful place.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Originally build in the 10th century and destroyed by a volcano, this is a very historic temple. You can sense the religious meaning and the history and this is well worth visiting.

Thank SteMar247
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The Balinese people are amazing in everything they do. These people have very little but give soooooo much with everything they do. The temple was simply superb and a must see. There are no cafes etc so take your own eats and drinks.

Thank Vikki S
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a very beautiful temple I've ever visited. Wonderful art work there are windows and doors can not be pronounced. Bali craftsmen are really good and painstaking to build this temple. Beautiful and immaculately clean.

Thank Sotim5
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