Bali: Lempuyang Temple – Heaven’s Gate

Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang is a Balinese Hindu temple on Lempuyang mountain, and faces Mount Agung – Bali’s largest peak, and recently active volcano.

But this temple is most famous for the split gates where people wait for hours to get the perfect Instagram photo.

The view of Agung is spectacular, but we did not wait in the very long line in order to get individual photos between the gates.

There has been a bit of controversy over this spot because some of the photographers use a special mirror to make it look like there is water, but there isn’t.

We got the best shots we could without waiting in line. This is a must see destination on Bali.

The above photo is the back side of the gates. Everyone had to wear sarongs.

The gates as I quickly walked through.

My friend Lisa. Her sarong matched her clothes better than mine. The sarongs were provided by our guide.

Lisa and I with our guide. He was awesome!

That covered building on the left is where people stand in line for three hours for that perfect photo of them standing between the gates.

Our guide said we were lucky the day we visited – there were few clouds so we had good views of Mount Agung.

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I want to see the world! I am armed with the book "1,000 places to see before you die" and I am having a great time. I am also a dog lover and theatre snob.
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