Pura Lempuyang Temple – Gateway to heaven
This beautiful temple situated on a hill looking upon Mt Agung, was one of the reasons for my obsession with Indonesia. I was not to leave this country without visiting this temple. As a rarely touched tourist spot located far out east as the sun rises, I was looking at a 6 hour round trip. Being Solo, this meant a taxi ride of $50. (Yes, I know it’s great for that long of a trip, but in Indonesia your money goes a long way)
So With my heart half full I left Bali and hopped on a plane to Java in hopes to return with possible humans whom I can convince to take the path less traveled with me.
It’s funny how life has a way of bringing people into your life. Two feisty Brits and an amusing Dutch later, one of my dreams manifested into reality. Not only did I make it up to this temple, I was able to share this moment in my life with fellow travellers that I had grown to love. We ended up spending 2 weeks together on this trip, sharing such high emotions and unforgettable moments. Frankly - Indonesia would not have been the same without these souls.