Have you ever heard about temples in Ubud? If you ever visited Bali Island in Indonesia, you may familiar with the place name Ubud. The place is so popular in Bali, which is always crowded with tourists from time to time.
During the holy seasons, most temples in Ubud are always crowded with locals that do their prayers there another thing such as Bali’s traditional festivals and celebrations. During these seasons locals will be busy preparing the sacred ceremony to pray in the temple.
If you come to visit Bali during some of that holy season, such as Nyepi, Kuningan, or Galungan day you will find the most crowded place is the temples in Ubud. You need to be aware of some of the etiquette while visiting temples in Bali before getting there.
If you are wondering what kind of temples in Ubud, here we have some of them below. Let’s check them out!
1. Saraswati Temple
Saraswati temple is one of the most popular temples in Ubud, specifically around Kajeng Street. The temple is open daily from 7 am – 5 pm and is always crowded during the holy seasons in Bali.
Saraswati temple is dedicated to the goddess Saraswati as one of the Hinduism deities. Saraswati is known as the god of knowledge and art so the temple represents a unique carvings pattern of art along the walls of the temple.
Saraswati temple is well built like an open space that has a large park surrounded by a lotus pool in front of the main temple.
2. Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal
Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal is one of the most popular temples in Ubud, specifically around Monkey Forest Ubud. The temple becomes one of the temples in around southwest of Monkey Forest Ubud.
Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal is known to be built to worship the god of Shiva. The temple consists of a Bale that is used to hold the based ceremony of cremation. There is also a twin statue of the Anak Vampir or vampire child that hugs each other tightly.
Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal is a kind of funeral temple that become the most popular temples in Bali that exist in Ubud. There is another one that looks similar to this temple which is located not far from the temple called the Pura Prajapati.
3. Pura Prajapati
Pura Prajapati is one of the most popular temples in Ubud that located not far from the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal. It is a kind of funeral temple that used to hold some funeral ceremonies for most Hinduism in Ubud.
Lately, the Pura Prajapati is renovated because one was destroyed by a giant tree around 2017 during a rainy season. Nowadays the temple looks stunning with everything new around there.
4. Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest
Ubud sacred monkey forest is one of the most famous temples in Ubud located around the Ubud holy monkey forest sanctuary. The temple is located in the middle of the forest that is full of grey long-tailed macaques the endemic species there.
Ubud Sacred monkey forest contains several temples including the funeral temples of Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal and Pura Prajapati. There is also an ancient bathing temple that is located around the north of the sanctuary area.
5. Puri Saren Agung
Puri Saren Agung is one of the most popular temples in Ubud located around the Jalan Raya Ubud Km 8. The temple also called the royal Ubud palace was used to become a little palace for the kingdom family of Hinduism in Bali to do their prayer.
Puri Saren Agung has the main temple inside but is not for tourist visits. Commonly tourists are allowed to explore the palace outside of it. Even so, it has so many beautiful things to see, such as a carving of flowers along the walls.
6. Pura Padang Kerta
Pura Padang Kerta is one of the most popular temples in Ubud located around Hanoman Street. It is not too far to reach from the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, which comes in the same district.
Pura Padang Kerta is a famous temple that most Balinese believe has protection from god over the top of the temple. The rooftop of the temple is made of coconut leaf fibers as a part of the traditional houses of Bali, which Balinese believe can protect them from any evil spirit.
7. Pura Gunung Lebah
Pura Gunung Lebah is one of the most popular temples in Ubud that located around the Jalan Raya Ubud No 23 at Sayan village. The temple is believed by most Balinese as the pioneer place of the existence of Ubud itself.
Pura Gunung Lebah is surrounded by the nature of the bamboo tree and other types of trees as well. The environment around the temple has the most silent yet relaxing place of hills. That makes this temple a great place to do prayer and meditation.
8. Pura Puseh Ubud
Pura Puseh Ubud is one of the most popular temples in Ubud located around Suweta Street No. 4. The temple is known renovated in 1992 due to prevent extinction.
Pura Puseh Ubud is made from the carving of stones that beautifully form as many forms such as the Bhoma head and great elephant. The gate is also full of stone carve that made it so beautiful to look at.
The unique thing you can find at the Pura Puseh Ubud is the rooftop made from the fiber of the chromatic palm tree. You may get a difficult way seeing some of the similar roofs top like that around Indonesia.
So, there are some of the most popular temples in Ubud that you should know. Have you ever visited one of those beautiful temples? Which one that becomes your favorite so far?