Pura Agung Pulaki
Jalan Gili Manuk - Seririt, Bali, Indonesia
Pura Agung Pulaki Bali Reviews
A Balinese black stone Temple occupied by monkeys Apr 03, 2007
On the main road of Gilimanuk-Singaraja in North Bali,in the village of Banyuop(renowned as a centre of viticulture!),the main attraction of the Pura Agung Pulaki, which looks simple in its construction, is its own location on the foot of a sheer rock cliff near the sea.
This Temple commemorates the arrival of the Javanese Priest NIRARTHA to Bali in the early 16th century,but the buildings of the Temple mostly covered with Mount Agung volcanic black stones are modern.They are occupied by hordes of macaques living there since a long time and considered as sacred(people believe that they are the sons of Hanoman,King of the monkeys)
It is said that,when Nirartha first arrive here,he granted the immortality to 8000 people and the locals believe that these Gomangs(invisible beings) still exist and they make offerings to them.
As any another Temple in Bali,Pura Pulaki consists of 3 main yards.A blackstone gate built in 1983 greet the pilgrims and visitors.The Temple is very busy during the October full moon with pilgrims from all over Bali.
Spacious parking next to the Temple with food and drinks stalls around AND MONKEYS.
WARNING:Be careful of your belongings such as glasses,bags,cameras because the monkeys can grab it all suddenly.
Children should not bring any kind of food
Part of the INDONESIA 2007:BALI and Ijen Volcano in JAVA. travel blog
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