Pura Melanting Temple

Open 24/7, no days off
Type of place
Melanting Temple is one of the temples built in memory of the visit of the Javanese Hindu priest, Danghyang Nirartha. Legend has it that the temple was built on the spot where the priest's eldest daughter, Ida Swabawa, turned into a spirit.
To reach the temple from the main road, you need to drive through small jungles and local houses. From the parking lot, you can access the Melanting area by stairs. The temple building was rebuilt by the government and redesigned by the famous Balinese architect, Ida Bagus Tugur. Two huge dragon statues adorn the main gate. From the parking lot, the temple looks majestic. On the way to the main gate, before climbing up to the temple, there is a small area where people gather to pray, ask for something, and take holy water. Like most temples in Bali, you enter the middle courtyard through the main gate.
The temple offers a magnificent view of green layered hills, and you can see the blue Javanese sea in the distance. The atmosphere here is very calming. The monks who take care of the temple are very hospitable. You can rent sarongs from them and get information about the temple.
Hindus come to this temple to pray not only from the surrounding area but from all over Bali and even beyond the island.