Yeh Pulu Temple Overview

Tucked in the quaint village of Bedulu, a fertile rice field located in the central Bali highlands, visit the 14th century Yeh Pulu Temple on your trip to this destination. Known to have some of the most intricate stone carvings in all of Bali. Accessible by foot on a lush forest trail, Yeh Pulu Temple is one place that will transport you to the bygone eras.

Situated in Bedulu village in central Bali, the Yeh Pulu Temple is an extraordinarily beautiful attraction to witness with our Bali tour package. Tucked amidst rice fields and freshwater springs, the temple is an archaeological site, which has stunning carvings etched onto the rock, depicting Hindu gods, people, as well as mythological Wayang or shadow puppet characters telling ancient stories.

With the bright green fields and the cool waters of the stream acting as its backdrop, the temple begins with a corridor, almost seemingly being cut out directly from a rock. Then you find a rustic basin, where water is spurting out of, and a Balinese mythological figure that stands in an intimidating way.

Located on the banks of the Petanu River, the temple has a very rich history, and was first discovered in the eponymous archaeological site in 1925. Between 1949 and 1953, the Yeh Pulu Temple underwent a lot of restorations, so as to protect its sandstone wall from abrasion due to the water from the rice fields.

It is believed that the temple actually belongs to a building dating back to the 14th century, and has relics similar to the ones found in Penataran Temple in East Java.

An interesting fact about the Yeh Pulu temple: It’s name is derived from the words Yeh which means water, and Pulu, which translates to a container of rice. Therefore, the name Yeh Pulu means water that comes from a container of rice.

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• Explore a lush forest trail on foot and come across a verdant rice paddy field, on your way to the magnificent Yeh Pulu Temple
• Get a chance to witness a collection of fascinating archaeological wonders at this temple site, along with rock carvings that date back to the 14th century and make up the longest sequence of relief rock panels in all of Bali
• Explore the 25-metre-long array of intricate rock carvings here, showcasing traditional shadow puppet characters, people, Hindu gods like Ganesha and a lot more
• Head over to the holy well in the centre of the temple, and see how it supplies holy water for the everyday blessing rituals

How To Reach

The Yeh Pulu temple is located in Bedulu Village, in the Blahbatuh District of Gianyar Regency, around an hour or two away from Denpasar. To get to the temple, you first need to avail a rental taxi to the Bedulu Village in Ubud. From there, you will have to walk on a forest trail for around 30 minutes till you get to the temple.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Yeh Pulu Temple in Ubud is from June to September, when the weather during the days is pleasantly sunny, and the evenings are relatively cooler.

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Places to eat near the Yeh Pulu Temple:

  • Bale Udang Mang Engking: One of the most beautiful restaurants located near the Yeh Pulu Temple, this restaurant is set amidst a jungle river and rice paddies. Offering seafood, Asian, Indonesian and western style dishes, the restaurant also has an extensive selection of drinks that you can choose from. 
  • Warung HANA: A modest restaurant or traditional Balinese eatery, Warung HANA offers a wide range of Indonesian and Asian delicacies. While tucking in to dishes like tempura, fried bananas and black rice burger, you can also enjoy local music here.
  • Bebek Tepi Sawah: Exuding tranquil vibes, a comfortable seating arrangement, and offering a plethora of delicious dishes, including crispy duck, chili dishes and many drinks, Bebek Tepi Sawah is one of the best places to head to for a delicious meal after a visit to the Yeh Pulu Temple.

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Point of Interest for Yeh Pulu Temple
Visit the Holy Pool

Visit the Holy Pool

The bathing pool or holy pool is situated right in the middle of the temple, and serves as a place where locals come for a cleansing ritual.

The pool consists of a low stone wall carved with intricate details, along with plants growing on it. You can also find several other ancient Balinese rock carvings towards its left.

Admire the carvings at the temple

Admire the carvings at the temple

The Yeh Pulu Temple has the longest sequence of carved rock panels in the entire island, with a majority of the carvings dating back to as early as the 14th century.

Some of the famous carvings that you can marvel at in the Yeh Pulu Temple include that of Ganesha, Guci Carrier, Maiden and Dwarf, Hunting Scene among others.

Learn about the rich history of the Yeh Pulu Temple

Learn about the rich history of the Yeh Pulu Temple

The Yeh Pulu Temple has a rich history, one that dates back to the times of the 14th and 15th centuries with different sections and surrounding premises of the temple depicting the age-old stories.

During your visit, you can get a chance to learn how the temple site was earlier used for the ascetic king of Bedahulu, and how it was discovered by the Punggawa Ubud in the 1920s.

Explore the nature around the temple

Explore the nature around the temple

The rice paddy fields and lush green plantation that surround the Yeh Pulu Temple offer some of the most beautiful views of this place.

With a stream flowing here, and the lush green rice grains growing here offer a stunning backdrop to this ancient temple.These rice paddies also give the temple its name, which translates to the water that comes from the container of rice.

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Yeh Pulu Temple FAQs

What are the timings of the Yeh Pulu Temple?

The Yeh Pulu Temple remains open on all days of the week from 07:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

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Is there any particular dress code to enter the temple?

No, but all visitors must dress in a modest manner in order to enter the Yeh Pulu temple. While men can wear shirts and trousers, women must wear clothes that cover their shoulders and midriffs, in addition to a sarong that covers their knees and ankles.

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