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Pulaki Temple Bali (Pura Pulaki Bali)
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Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki Bali)...
...is located in the western part of Buleleng Regency, close to Banyu Poh, a grape-growing village in the Grokgak sub district and about a 3 hour drive away from Kuta (30 kilometres from Seririt and about 45 kilometres from Singaraja).
Pulaki Temple also commemorates the arrival of the Javanese saint-priest Nirartha in the early 16th century (Please see also Rambut Siwi Temple, Uluwatu Temple and Goah Lawah Temple). It is said that when Dangh Hyang Nirartha entered the forest of Pulaki he was escorted by a troop of monkeys. To give thanks to those monkeys who guided him, he established Pulaki Temple. In the end the monkeys eventually became the guards of this temple. Also Pulaki Temple was meant as a retreat for Nirartha’s beautiful daughter to prevent her abduction by the king.
Pulaki Temple, the main temple of Permuteran, directly situated on the coastline, offers some magnificent views. It is divided into 3 courtyards and dominated by the colour black. To enter the main court you have to climb some stairs but they can be managed by everybody. Pulaki Temple is surrounded by two more temples. At Pura Pabean Temple local fishermen pray for a safe journey. At the foot of Pura Pabean you can find Segara Temple, an older and very basic temple.
- Tip 1: Buy some fruit and you will have the attention of the macaques.
- Tip 2: Check out the path in the upper part of the compound and get some even better views.
- Tip 3: Banyu Poh Village is surrounded by vineyards and is the perfect area for a wine tasting tour. Please ask your friendly hotel staff to get you the information you are looking for.
- Additional Information 1: Nyegara Gunung is a place where the mountain is close to the ocean. The Balinese believe that these kinds of places have a special spirit.