BALI, DEPOST.ID- Lempuyang Luhur Temple is one of the temples located in the east of the Island of the Gods. More precisely, it is located in Karangasem Regency, Bali.
3 years ago, this temple began to be discussed widely because many took pictures with the arch with the background of the dashing Mount Agung. The gate is called "The Gate of Heaven" or if it is interpreted, the gate of heaven.
The tourists will be amazed by the beauty of the largest and most important temple in Bali. Lempuyang Temple has a height of 1,175 meters above sea level. To get to the viral photo spot, you have to climb a lot of stairs and it's quite steep.
For information, the location of the viral photo is called Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple, which is in the Mount Lempuyang area. Meanwhile, Lempuyang Luhur Temple itself is located at the top of Mount Agung.
It's not called Bali if a place doesn't have history or legend. Lempuyang Luhur Temple also has its history.
Lempuyang comes from the words "Lempu" and "Hyang". Lempu means light and Hyang is a term for god. Therefore, Lempuyang Temple means the bright light of God.
This is also supported because Lempuyang Temple is located east of the city of Bali, which is where the sun rises.
But some say that lempuyang comes from a type of plant used for cooking. Which is often associated with the names of the banjara or hamlets around Lempuyang Temple.
Not only that but some say the word Lempuyang comes from the word "Empu" which means to guard. This is because a source said that Hyang Pasupati sent his three sons to protect Bali Dwipa from all shocks and natural disasters.
The location of Lempuyang Temple is on the eastern tip of the island of Bali, on the eastern slope of Mount Lempuyang. The address is in Abang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali.
To go to Lempuyang Temple from Denpasar city, you have to go to Amlapura city which is the capital city of Karangasem Regency. Or you can also go to Semarapura and take directions to Besakih. Travel time from the city of Bali, for 2 hours drive.
To get to Lempuyang Temple, you have to use the shuttle bus that has been provided. But if you use a motorbike, you can continue to drive near the entrance counter.
After getting off the shuttle bus area, you have to continue the journey on foot for about 10 minutes. You can also rent a motor service and you can pay for it starting from 5000.
To enter Lempuyang Temple, you will be charged Rp. 50,000 per person. That includes the cloth that you must visit the temple. And there is a shuttle bus fee of IDR 50,000 for a round trip.
The operating hours of Lempuyang Temple itself are every Monday to Sunday and open for 24 hours. However, the right time for you to visit this temple is in the morning or evening when the weather is sunny and not too hot. To be able to take perfect photo spots of Mount Agung. -zz-