Pura Lempuyang Luhur

Foreign tourists alternately pose in the middle gate of Pura Lempuyang Luhur, Karangasem, Bali. The four-meter high gate is a popular photo scene among tourists. They take pictures in the gate is not without reason. With the right angle of shooting, in the middle of the gate appears the Great Mount in precision size. “Yes, later the tourists crowded, probably because of Mount Agung,” said the stakeholder in Lempuyang Luhur Temple, Jero Mangku Ketut, Monday (22/1/2018). Mangku recalled when the eruption of Mount Agung, November 2017, tourist visits, especially foreign tourists dropped dramatically. “Two weeks of eruption, it runs out again, mostly tourists from Russia, they come midnight or dawn,” explained Mangku. Mount Agung viewed from Lempuyang Luhur Temple, Karangasem, Bali Most tourists come in the dark to capture the moment of hot lava of Mount Agung which glows in the dark. The moment for some people may be frightening. However, some people consider the eruption of Mount Agung as a rare moment with a magical view. No wonder Pura Lempuyang Luhur be the location targeted by tourists to see the eruption of Mount Agung. The distance of Pura Lempuyang Luhur to Gunung Agung is also still within a safe radius, 19 kilometers. “Now many tourists from China and domestic,” said Mangku. Pura Lempuyang Luhur, Karangasem, Bali In addition to capture Mount Agung, Lempuyang Luhur Temple actually has another charm that is not less interesting. Lempuyang Luhur Temple consists of seven temples located on the plateau, Bukit Lempuyang. To get to the main temple, visitors need to climb 1,700 stairs. “Rise early in the morning, with fresh air.This is also a form of purification, purification,” said Mangku. Pura Lempuyang Luhur become a destination that unfortunately missed if visiting Karangasem, East Bali. From Denpasar to Pura Lempuyang Luhur can be reached for two hours drive


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