Private Tour: Batuan Temple, Tegenungan Waterfall, Elepahant Cave
Architectural Design of Gianyar Puseh Batuan Temple
Candi Bentar as the entrance gate of Puseh Temple looks dashing standing made of red bricks. Decorated by floral ornaments and curls of temple characteristics, making it more beautiful and unique. Candi Bentar as the gate is a barrier between Nista Mandala (Jaba sisi - the outer part of the temple) with Madya Mandala (Jaba Tengah - the central part of the temple).
Typically a temple building in general, there is also a statue of Dwarapala as a gate guard. But this Dwarapala statue in Paseh Temple is not like in general a giant statue of a temple gate guard. Usually Dwarapala is in a sitting position with one leg bent with a mace weapon, but here Dwarapala does not carry a weapon and is standing up.
What's included :
- Pickup from your hotel and back to your hotel
- A private car with a good AC
- A driver who can speak English as your guide
- Entrance ticket for each attraction
- Entry/Admission - Puseh Batuan Temple
- Entry/Admission - Tegenungan Waterfall
- Entry/Admission - Elephant Cave
- Entry/Admission - Tegalalang Rice Terrace
- Entry/Admission - Ubud Palace
What's excluded :
- Meals fee and any other personal (optional) expenses.
- Guide Tipping
Stop At: Puseh Batuan Temple, Batuan Village near Singapadu, Sukawati 80582 Indonesia
Bali Batuan Temple is a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local resident of Batuan countryside. The temple is designed very beautiful with full of Balinese ornaments and the roof temple building is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm tree. It is strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. For over a thousand years, Batuan has been a village of artists and craftsmen, old legends and mysterious tales.
Batuan Temple were founded in the year 944 isaka (1020 AD). Nearly 1000 years old.The Batuan Temple is a Puseh Temple category based on 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 or Tri Murti including 3 temples :
Desa or Village Temple as a place to worship of God Brahma (the Creator)
Puseh Temple to worship of God Vishnu (the Preserver)
Dalem Temple to worship of Lord Shiva (the Destroyer)
History of Batuan Temple
The name "Batuan" or "Baturan" mentioned here prompts villagers to joke about being "tough as stone" or "eating rocks" as batu means "stone" in Balinese. But it likely refers to an ancient megalithic tradition in which standing stones served as meeting places and ceremonial sites for the worship of ancestral spirits. Because Batuan became a center from which Buddhist priests and brahmans spread to the main court centers of south Bali, the village has an unusual preponderance of brahman. Local people are very concern about the care and preservation of the temple architecture and its environment. Not all existing buildings were old buildings here, there are some that have undergone renovation, renewal, and change from 10th century to 13th century and also 18th century AD. The structure and foundation of this temple are very tough and strong. It has the original Balinese ornament that beautifully craved on every building at this temple area. Some ornaments are reflection of The Ramayana Epic story and every holy building has different function philosophically.
Batuan Temple is not only emitting a high spiritual vibration, but also representing the historical values. You can look inside there are many stunning ancient relics from prehistoric times. How the influence of Hindu culture in Bali made of natural stones in this temple become a place of worship, both to their ancestors and worshiped Hindu Deities. You will amaze in finding some ancient and unique statues there. Based on a number of statues found in this Puseh Temple, it can be grouped into several types. They are Dwarapala Statue, Embodiment Statue, Animal Statues, The Status Figure of Holding the Chicken, Phallus, Demons (Time), and many more.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Tegenungan Waterfall, Jl. Raya Tegenungan, Kemenuh, Ubud 80581 Indonesia
Tegenungan Waterfall is a great attraction for nature lovers staying in Ubud or have neighbouring Sukawati among their sightseeing itineraries. The waterfall is halfway between Ubud and Bali’s provincial capital of Denpasar and is considered the closest natural attraction of its kind that you can reach within a half-hour drive southeast from Ubud central. You can go down to the vast pebbly base and enjoy a dip in the plunge pool, but this is not advised after heavy downpours, due to the risk of flash floods. There are restaurants here that serve great local dishes such as the signature Balinese-style crispy fried duck and which serve as good spots to hang out before or after heading down to Tegenungan Waterfall.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Elephant Cave, Jl. Raya Goa Gajah Desa Bedulu, Ubud 80581 Indonesia
Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave’ is an archaeological site on the cool western borders of Bedulu Village, 6 km out of central Ubud. To the unknowing, Goa Gajah’s name can be slightly misleading, often creating an impression that the site is a gigantic dwelling full of elephants. After taking the flight of stone steps down to the Goa Gajah temple complex, you often don't need more than an hour to explore and admire the relic-filled courtyard and view the rock-wall carvings. The site contains a central meditational cave, bathing pools and fountains.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Jalan Raya Ceking, Tegalalang 80517 Indonesia
No trip to Bali is complete without a visit to one of the island’s gorgeous rice terraces. You’ll see them everywhere as you motorbike or drive around, but if you want to visit the big kahuna of rice fields, Tegalalang Rice Terrace. This is the famous rice terrace near Ubud that you’ve probably seen in everyone and their mother’s Instagram photos. It’s touristy and most people visit for the photo opp, but these fields really are stunning. Unlike some places around the world that have been spoiled by tourism, the Tegalalang Rice Terraces are definitely still worth visiting despite their notoriety. That being said, you can definitely ensure you have a less crowded and overall better quality experience if you follow some basic tips
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ubud Palace, Jl. Raya Ubud No.8, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Puri Saren Agung is the palace of the Ubud royal family, making it one of the most prominent landmarks in Ubud. It serves as a cultural repository of arts, dance and literature. The palace’s stage and meeting halls host international events, including the opening ceremonies of the annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
The vision to establish a painters association was born in 1936 and saw a collaboration to form the Pita Maha between Tjokorde Gede Agung, Spies, Bonnet and several local artists. With the help of the American composer Colin McPhee, who had built a home along the stunning Sayan Ridge, the group was responsible for bringing together some of Bali's greatest artists to teach painting, dance and music to a younger generation. Ubud developed the reputation as being the cultural pulse of Bali and that image still stands today
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ubud Traditional Art Market, Jl. Raya and Monkey Forest Road, Ubud 80571 Indonesia
The uniqueness of the traditional art market in Bali is different from other countries and other regions in Indonesia. These create many foreign tourists and domestic tourists interested in visiting the traditional art market while on holiday in Bali.
Almost all the traditional art market in Bali sells merchandise that is no much difference from one another. Merchandise available in the traditional art market such as T-shirts with Balinese barong, Balinese silver rings and silver necklaces, beach clothes, Balinese snacks, paintings and sculptures with Balinese carvings. Therefore, if you are looking for cheap clothes shopping in Ubud, the best place to buy is at Ubud central market.
One of the famous attractions in Bali which has a traditional art market in Ubud. The traditional art market in Ubud known as Pasar Seni Tradisional Ubud, the English language means Traditional Art Market Ubud. Due to the uniqueness of the traditional art market in Ubud, one of the Hollywood movies, called Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts, takes the shooting set in the Ubud traditional art market.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Mas Carving Center, Mas Villages Ubud Indonesia
Mas Village, Bali Wood Carving and Places to Visit
Mas Village is one of traditional villages in Bali fundamentally as an artistic countryside by focusing the art of wood carving. This village is famous in the island as Bali Wood Carving Center located in Ubud sub district and Gianyar Regency. It owns the typical style of wood carving art by placing forward the distinguish synergy of the humanism and naturalism. The village’s popularity as an art village is famous in the national as well as world wide. It is coming from the highness name of some maestros born and found the spirit and soul of art (Taksu). The famous maestro who was borne at Mas Village is Ida Bagus Tilem.
The artistic of Mas Village can be seen from long history root. The result of wood carving art in Mas Village owns the immeasurable and wide dimension such as idol for the devoting (Arca dol), representative dimension of everyday Balinese social society life (farmer, fisherman, worker, intellectual, merchant etc) And also, the abstract dimension as existing of actor imagination is listening carefully of reality, dynamics and life philosophy. The villagers are similar like villagers at other tourism countryside in Bali. They have also experienced the transformation from agrarian society to the crafting society.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in ( Seminyak, Kuta, Legian, Canggu, Tuban, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua area, Tanjung Benoa, Ubud, Sanur, Uluwatu, Denpasar, Gianyar)Airports
- Bali Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar Indonesia
- Port of Benoa, 7646+WRV, Pedungan, Denpasar Selatan, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms