Bali's 9 Key Directional Temples That Face A Variety Of Mountains, Lakes or Oceans
Puncak Mangu Temple (Pura Luhur Puncak Mangu)
Puncak Mangu Temple is not very well known and not very easy to reach as it is located on top of Gunung Catur (Mount Catur), 2096 meters above sea level.
Park your car at Taman Rekreasi Bedugul. The approximate 6 kilometer hike to the top of Mount Catur takes, depending on your condition, 2 – 3 hours. The way back will take about 1 hour less as it will all be downhill.
The trip starts with a casual stroll but near to the summit it becomes a lot more challenging. However after the hard struggle you will be rewarded with an amazing picturesque view.
Puncak Mangu Temple is the perfect place to go if you would like to combine sightseeing and hiking. It is clearly not recommended for people who don’t like longer walks or hiking.
Tip 1: Don’t forget to bring your own water
Tip 2: Ask at the rangers’ station for a guide as you can’t manage this trip without one.
Tip 3: Don’t to this trip during the rainy season
Tip 4: See Goa Jepang, a former Japanese Bunker from World War 2