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Review of Yeh Pulu Temple

Yeh Pulu Temple
Ranked #31 of 135 things to do in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Yeh Pulu Temple Build on 14th or 15th century and are in a very attractive rice field setting. You can reach Yeh Pulu on foot through the rice fields from Goa Gajah but you will definitely need a guide for the 45 minute walk as there is no path to speak of. Alternatively turn off the Ubud to Gianyar main road about 400 metres east of the entrance to the Goa Gajah complex. Drive through Banjar Batulumbang until the road comes to an end. For here walk down the track to Yeh Pulu passing the small warung on your left. As well as the carvings there is a holy well here and the attendant priest will be happy to bless you with the well water. Temple dress code applies here. Yeh Pulu is a much under-rated and under-visited site - highly recommended.
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Small temple, at the bottom of a creek with few old rock carvings in poor condition. Rp15,000 to enter and the smooth talking 'guide' negotiates a further fee to show you through. If it is an option, I would not bother with the guide. Old lady blesses you with water at the temple (generous use of the word) and then wants donation for her services. I would not bother with this site unless you are really into temples and have done most of the others. Very slippery surfaces in places, so wear shoes with good grip. Would not go back.

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

We prefer places which reflect the culture and history of the area, and are preferably low key and private. Yeh Pulu fits this description, being a little out of the way and not heavily visited. The 25m long carved relief is not easy to access if you have difficulty walking, being down a longish path with several sets of steps, but we found it worth the effort to see this 13th century carving depicting local gods and customs.

3  Thank YorkFoodie
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

The main attraction is the bas relief on the cliff face. It's quite long but that's about it for the attraction. At the end of it is a small shrine. You might be lucky to witness some ceremony if the priest and some devotees are there.

Can be skipped...

2  Thank JoshShoeString
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I was at Yeh Pulu with a taxi driver who waited for me at his car while I explored this wondrous stone carving relief.

There was this male tout (in singlet, shorts and moustache) who pleaded with me to let him be my guide for 50,000Rp. I refused and he reduced it to 40,000Rp. Again I refused because it is a small (but significant) attraction. Then he tells me that he had "no business" the whole day and wished me good karma if I helped him.

Anyway he gave a description of the caste system in Bali and the gods Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. He had a "story" behind the stone carvings which I don't know if it is all accurate.

However he was very pushy that i also took up a walking tour from Yeh Pulu to Goa Gajah. After his very short tour of the attraction, he actually tugged at my arm for payment. He seemed very desperate to be paid. Being a lone lady tourist I found his behaviour scary, intimidating and rude.

Anyway his gesture ruined the beautiful peace and quiet on Yeh Pulu - which is so quaint but this tout made it to be his "begging" ground and did not dignify this attraction.

I just want to write this to alert any visitor (male or female) to this attraction about this guide. Frankly there is no need for any guide to this attraction. Be alert of this kind of tout - he can ruin the experience there

3  Thank thrschin
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

Yeh Puluh (10 Waters) is a great place to meditate -and just sit and relax (not far from Ubud it offers relief from crowded Ubud, shopping and congested roads. You can walk and sit at Yeh Puluh, with no traffic, no noise -just water and sit next to the ancient carvings, contemplating the times when the first Hindus (from India) were sitting there, telling Hindu and Buddha stories to the local Balinese...

Thank UbudYogi
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