Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple Overview

Located in Bali’s little tourist town of Ubud, the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple is amongst the most popular temples in the region, amongst locals and tourists alike. Known for its stunning architectural style, and is home to hundreds of magnificent statues.

Situated in the heart of the island, is the famous Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple, which is also one of the most significant temples and sightseeing spots to include in your selected Bali tour package. Popular amongst locals, tourists as well as those who are interested to know about the religious history of this land, the temple also plays host to numerous traditional dance nights.

Besides that, the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple is also known for its fire dancers and the Balinese traditional dancers, which perform here on most nights of the week. The dances, performed around the aesthetically symmetric architectural style of the temple adds to its beauty even more, and are known as the Kecak Fire and Trance Dance. 

Folktale of the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple: The tale around the temple talks of a Hindu priest, belonging to Java, who was asked to move to Bali by Ida Batara Toh Langkir, who used to reside atop Mount Agung. This was because the latter found out that the priest had heard a Pawisik or spiritual whisper, which suggested that he was the one who could help cleanse Bali.

It is said that Langkir threw his weapon out of anger at the priest, and one of its parts landed in the forest. The area where the stone fragments landed later went on to become the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple.

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• Experience a true spiritual Ubud experience by visiting the Pura Dalem Bentuyung temple here.
• Get a chance to experience the wonderful exotic dance nights that the temple organises.
• Marvel at the amazing Kecak fire dances that take place here during the week.
• Go on a journey of the temple and learn about its history and folktales from a temple guide.
• Enjoy views of the many Balustrades that run along the length of the staircases in the shape of a snake-like Naga at the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple.
• Enjoy viewing the different instruments carved intricately with creatures from the Balinese mythology.

How To Reach

The Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple is located in the centre of Ubud. To get here, you can take a taxi from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, which will take around an hour to 90 minutes.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple is from April to September, when the region has dry weather, and the entire location flourishes, with greenery all around. You can also enjoy fire dances on a regular basis during these months.

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Other Essential Information

Things to know before visiting the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple:

  • It is important to note that you need to be accompanied by a member from the temple who will act as your guide and help you get access to the temple.
  • You must also remember that only certain areas of the temple are open to the public owing to it being a sacred site.
  • You cannot enter the inner sanctuary, since only Balinese locals are allowed there.
  • You need to follow the dress code, in which no human is allowed to show their shoulders, midriffs, knees and ankles, make sure to cover it up.

Popular places to stay near the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple:

  • The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel: Built in the 1930s, The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel is one of the best places to stay near the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple, located just a few short kilometres away. Boasting of a boutique design, the hotel has a wide range of amenities, including a bar, gym, spa and sauna, outdoor pool as well as inhouse restaurant.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport: Another popular place to stay near the temple, this property is known to offer a wide array of activities and facilities to guests. In addition to having elegantly designed spacious rooms equipped with modern facilities, the hotel also has a café and restaurant, a bar, gym, an outdoor swimming pool and other amenities. 
  • Alaya Resort Ubud: Offering multiple different categories of rooms for every type of traveller, Alaya Resort Ubud is also located very close to the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Ubud. Guaranteeing a comfortable and relaxing stay, the resort offers complimentary wifi in all rooms, along with other amenities like a private balcony, outdoor pool, spa, garden and more.

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Point of Interest for Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple
Fire dance

Fire dance

A popular traditional form of dance, known as the Kecak Fire and Trance Dance, especially common amongst the local community here, fire dances are held quite regularly in the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple.

Balinese dancers perform these dances with fire rings, often showing a variety of insane tricks, which are sure to mesmerise you.

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Rock statues

Rock statues

If there is something that the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple is known for, besides its magnificent architectural style, it is the hundreds of majestic rock statues of all sizes that you can find in and around the temple. Carved intricately and boasting of different designs and details, these statues are surely some of the major highlights of the temple. 

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Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple FAQs

Is there a particular dress code one must follow to visit the Pura Dalem Bentuyung temple?

Yes, when visiting the temple, visitors must ensure that their shoulders, midriffs, knees and ankles are all covered. This means that males must always wear trousers, while females should wear a sarong to cover their knees and ankles, along with an outfit that covers their shoulders and midriffs.

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What are the opening hours of the Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple?

The temple remains open from 08:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. on all days of the week.

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