Lempuyang Temple

Entrance of Lempuyang Temple

Pura Lempuyang is a temple located on the slope of Mount Lempuyang in Karangasem, east Bali. This temple is part of a group of 7 temples with a spectacular setting on the steep slope of Gunung Lempuyang. It is one of the Sad Kahyangan Jagad or “Six holy places of the World”, the six holiest places of worship in Bali with Pura Besakih being the most important.

The group of temples in Mount Lempuyang is also part of the group of temples in Bali known as the Pura Kahyangan Padma Bhuwana. Each of those temples marks each of the eight main points of the wind. Pura Lempuyang represents the eastern direction (or Purwa). This direction is associated with the realm of Balinese God, Iswara

The location of the temple is 10km northeast of Tirta Gangga Water Palace. From the car park, four-wheel-drive style vehicle transport visitors up the steep road and to the security entrance of the temple and also to go back down to the car park.