Title : Wonderful Experience!
We visited Pura Lempuyang as a group and had a wonderful experience. The temple architecture is beautiful and varied, the views are stunning, and there are wild monkeys in the surrounding forest! Our host arranged a guide for us who was absolutely charming (whatever his real story is, he gave us a great tour), and we enjoyed every minute. You must wear a sarong, and be prepared for LOTS of steps and climbing, and lots of banana eating. Libby Tille, California
Title : Quiet, local temple. A steep walk!
I visited this ridge-top temple with a guide from our hotel during Galungan celebrations. We walked there from a neighbouring village so avoided walking up the 1700 steps (did walk down them though!). It really is a fantastic temple divided between the larger,more ornate temple at the base of the ridge, a middle temple half way up the 1700 steps, and then the top temple on the peak. We went in the late afternoon for sunset, which was spectacular over the mountains to the west. Make sure you wear a sarong, as required to visit Balinese temples, and be careful not to trip over it on all those steps! No touts and not hassled anywhere during our visit. Lots of locals expressing their devotions or going about their business or a bit of both, all in all a great place to visit.
Title : Well worth the effort
We visited Pura Lempuyang as part of a day driving around East Bali and it was well worth the visit. Unlike other temples, there were no hawkers touting their wares, and we only encountered a handful of Westerners whilst walking up to the temples. The first temple is the largest but I would recommend continuing up the hill and the 1700 steps (bring water, but if you forget there are stall located at convenient points on the way up) and visiting the others. Unfortunately due to time constraints we were unable to visit the one on the summit, however, I think my legs had probably had enough doing the other five! The views from the different temples were fantastic, particularly when the cloud cover moves away from Mt Agung. Ulla Junell, Helsinki, Finland
This was one of the highlights of our Balinese trip and I would recommend that it is considered as an alternative to some of the other temples.