One of the beautiful and exciting sacred sites to be found in Bali is Pura Lempuyang, which is located in the Eastern Bali, more precisely – in the village of Purahayu in the Abang District.
The way in reaching and fully enjoying sites is not that easy since it is known that more than 1700 steps have to be made in order to reach the top of the site and it takes you about 2 hours ( this site is also called “The temple of 1000 steps”). However, once you manage to get there, you definitely will not regret all the efforts, since the place is truly scenic and it holds variety of interesting values of Hindu religion.
At the bottom levels of the mountain you will find Pura Agung Lempuyang, Telaga Mas Temple, and Mas Temple. Walking further you will pass such sites as Lempuyang Madya Temple, Puncak Bisbis Temple, Agung Lempuyang Market and then you will reach the highest and most notable temple Lempuyang Luhur Temple.
Not only you will be able to enjoy the incredible architecture and observe all the quite uncommon traditions related to the Hindu religion, but also, since the temple is located so high above the sea level, to gaze at the sunrise which will set over the mountains and the sea. Therefore the best time to visit the temple is quite early in the morning.
There is variety of rules and restrictions that have to be followed and it is very important to have a respectful attitude towards the religion and the traditions in this sites.