Set upon a rock at one of Segara beach’s peninsula, Batubolong Temple is a magnificent set of ancient remnant with breathtaking, postcard-perfect sunset view as its backdrop.
Situated at a small traditional village in Canggu, North Kuta district, Batu Bolong temple is a seaside temple facing the vast blue ocean. It was established as a place of worship of the Ida Batara Segara and is one of ‘Pura Kahyangan Jagat’—the most important temple that serves as a holy guardian shrine in the island of Bali. Hindu community in Bali regularly come to this temple daily, to perform prayers, invoking the blessings of Ida Batara Segara so they could be given protection and live the life of harmony.
The early history of the development of Pura Batu Bolong is comes in various versions and a story contained in ancient manuscripts. It was built around 15th century. Communities around the temple live as farmers and fishermen, which proven by the existing paddy fields along the way leading to the temple, while fishing boats can be seen on of side of the temple’s vicinity.
Pura Batu Bolong is well maintained, clean and beautiful. There is a parking area adjacent to the temple building. Due to its location, tourists who visit this temple can also witness the wonderful scenery of wondrous sky and immaculate ocean off the shore of Canggu beach.