We explored Pura Puseh Batuan, a Balinese Hindu temple at Batubulan Village in Gianyar that’s strategically located on the maid road leading to Ubud. It’s not the most famous temple out there, but being close to 1000 years old, it’s one of the oldest and finest, famous for its architecture and intricate stone carvings and Balinese ornaments.
This temple is still used today as a place for worship and are occupied by thousands on days were ceremonies are held.
Just at the entrance were offerings like this, placed on the floor. One of the temple keepers (if there’s such a thing) told me to pick one up and leave it somewhere in the temple — it’s one of the things they to do every day, to appease their gods. The offerings, fragrant leaves and flower petals, were everywhere in the temple.
Inside, we also spotted elder Balinese ladies working on the offerings for the next day.
There was no entrance fee, however the temple accepts donations. Before we went in, we were required to wear sarongs that were provided by the temple, with the help of the Balinese women who were in charge.
Read more about Pura Puseh Batuan on TripAdvisor.