Lempuyang – The Gate of Heaven
On the slopes of Mount Lempuyang sits Pura Lempuyang Luhur, otherwise known as Lempuyang Temple. This is one of the key nine directional temples on the island of Bali, where you can find the famous Gateway of Heaven and grants spectacular sunset views at dusk as it is situated high on the mountain slope. There are two sections to the temple, a lower level and an upper level. The latter is worth the climb up the seemingly infinite staircase – this is definitely a temple with a view.
The view from the temple is very beautiful, as you will see an amazing panorama of Mount Agung. The beautiful forest around the temple is known as the lungs of the island of Bali. To reach the temple Lempuyang, you pass the road with lots of turns and climbs. To reach the main temple, we have to climb more than 1,500 steps. The scenery along the way to the temple is very beautiful and tourists get to enjoy the refreshing cool air of the forest. A very unique fact is that one does not feel the clothes getting wet even when we pass through the clouds around us.
The best time to visit the Pura Lempuyang Temple is during the day before sunset, as the view is absolutely breathtaking. Or as early as possible suring the sunsrise so you can take so much better pictures with less crowded even no crowd at all.
Book your tour at your Ubud accommodation upon arrival and escape the tourist trail and see the sacred volcano Mount Agung framed between Bali’s “Gates of Heaven” at Lempuyang Temple, one of Bali’s oldest and most beautiful temples.