Pulaki, Temple with Spectacular Views in North Bali
The Pulaki Temple is located in the Banyu Poh Village, Grokgak Sub District, on the western part of the Buleleng Regency, and is nestled on a foot hill exactly in front of the coast. It is one of the biggest Hindu temples in Bali situated in the coastal side west part of Singaraja town or 1 hour drive to the west from the town.
During the rainy season, the dry brown hills that back the temple turn sparkling green. The architecture is dominated by black and white stone as if some parts of the temple are the hills themeselves being carved.
Monkeys roam around inside and outside the temple, attacking the offerings brought by the people. So guard your valuable items and better not to wear anything that can attract the monkeys attention. When you visit this temple, the common sight will be men holding sticks to keep the monkeys away.
What to See in Pulaki Temple?
Pulaki Temple is a famous temple among the Hindu people in Bali located in Singaraja regency, north part of Bali. There are the group of monkeys dwell the hill forest around the temple and it usually standing around the temple in the day time. The beautiful beach with black sand and calm seawater is one of the fascinations to visitor to come to this temple. We can find the beautiful hill bank and beaches along the coastal road.
On the other hand, Pulaki Temple has a spectacular view to be enjoyed. Entering the temple you arrive at the mid court, and from here the glamorous blue of the Javanese sea can be seen clearly framed by the green hills on the right and left side. There are more stairs to climb if you wish to enter the main court where people put their offerings and pray. The main court is not more silent as it should be because the monkeys are hanging out there waiting for the right moment to steal the fruit from the offering! People seem to get used to the noise made by the monkey and do their prayers with full concentration.
More spectacular views are available from the upper part of the temple compound, where there is a narrow path that can be a bit slippery during rainy days. Make sure you go through this path when you visit the temple. You’ll be trekking amidst the local corn fields while your eyes get seduced by the picturesque scenery of the ocean and hills, and the sound from the sea is chilling you down on a hot sunny day.