Pura Batur

Central Mountains

Spiritually, Gunung Batur is the second-most-important mountain in Bali (only Gunung Agung outranks it), so this temple, the ever-more-flamboyant Pura Batur, is of considerable importance. It's a great stop for the architectural spectacle. Within the complex is a Taoist shrine.

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