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- The garden area, pond and surroundings were open to the public, but the inner sanctum was closed in preparation for cremation rites on 24th July. Very attractive water feature with fountains and the gardens surrounding. Glad that we got to see some of the grand Balinese temple architectural artistry.Written 28 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Really gorgeous temple more r less opposite Murni's Warung. Lovely carvings and great atmosphere above the sacred river.Written 28 February 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Since I stay with Balinese friends in Bedulu (=Bedahulu village), the Pura Samuan Tiga is more or less "THE TEMPLE" where the family goes for celebrations. This year was a big 12 days celebration from April 17th to 29th with all kind of activities. People from many communities around the Ubud area bring their holy temple symbols (the Rangda costumes and masques, the Barong, the temple shrines and others) to the temple to be blessed. They bring incredibly huge offerings (towers of fruits, rice cakes and decorated with ornaments made from young palm leaves and flowers) which get blessed with holy water by the Hindu priests. The intent sticks and some money on top are for the temple, the beauty of the colors and smells are for the gods, the edible parts are take home again for the family. There are Gamelan orchestras playing, people moving and singing and priests reading from the holy scriptures. Our friend took us for two evenings to the temple (dressed in the usual temple dress: Sarong, Blouse and Selendang for the ladies, Sarong, Shirt, Selendang and Headdress for the males and sandals or flip-flops on the bare feet). On the first afternoon we saw the processions of the different Banjars (communities) arrive with their temple things and circle three times the area of Samuan Tiga. Then there was the run of the ladies (long black skirts, white blouse, red selendang) and men (all in white) around the temple. They hold hands and run in waves symbolizing the waves of the sea. After three rounds the men take from the heaps of discarded decoration and put the dry palm leaves like hats on their heads. After one more round they sit in front of the priests to get blessed and then hit each other with the dry palm leaves. This symbolically drives out all bad thoughts. Now the temple and the people are cleansed and ready for the arrival of the goods. (Physically - in our eyes - the temple is more dirty than ever, rubbish laying around everywhere.) In the evening the school children and some ladies show special dances in beautiful costumes accompanied by Gamelan music. Again, the beauty of the dancers, the dances and the music is mainly for the gods, not necessarily for the onlookers, who talk, eat, come and go and let their children play. It is definitely not a show in our sense. Everybody who wants to look stands or sits crosslegged somewhere on the floor.
If there is no ceremony, the temple is just a big area of stairs, temple shrines, and the huge holy banyan trees. Certainly worth seeing as well, but nothing in comparison to celebration times and preferably guided by somebody who knows about the meanings, like for example our friend, guide and driver I Nyoman Darna from Bedulu.Written 1 May 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This temple was closed but so many people seemed to be going in. We were told that they were rehearsing for a dance performance for later on that week and that it was the first time I. 2 years this was happening. We were told that we could go in and watch rehearsal as ?omg as we wore sarongs. We went in and looked around but didn't stay for rehearsal as I felt funny being the only female among a coup!e hundred men lol. But it was still very kind of them to invite us to watch. I defeating templeWritten 29 May 2022
- There is a beautifully preserved rock carving 26m long &2m tall about daily Balinese life: the farmer, animal hunting, women in community. The temple itself is tiny, small and not well maintained. 30k IDR access fee with free sarong included. 500m walk from parking by a nice rice paddies area, but not recommended if is to hot! Kinndly but strong refuse the locals who offer to show you the place, I heard them with a group speaking no English, no history questions answer, but high tip expected. Discover the place by yourself.Written 30 January 2020
- visited this temple three weeks ago when i had my regular visit to ubud in june.i attended a traditional dance performance here.actually,i did watch more than two times of kecak dance here.this time the performance i watched is legong and barong dance. the skills of dancers are great,their performance is beautiful.the temple actually is a dead temple, but it is natural to watch performance here. the temple itself worth a visit,but that time already late,cant see anything,will come here again in the morning one day.Written 28 June 2023
- Quiet off the busy street
Lush setting pool big rooms
Staff accommodating and friendly
Good price near everything
Slept very wellWritten 28 December 2018
- The doors is what deserves the view, you could see it from outside.
Inside everything is been repaired, so you cross over the workers or is closed. So the toilet is the only one well signed.
In the entrance they charge you with 10.000 indonesian rupies (less than a dollar) to set you properly with a sarong.
2 or three pictures.Written 9 July 2019
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