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Pura Petitenget Temple

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Constructed of beautiful red brick and sandstone, Petitenget temple which is called Pura Petitenget by the locals is a 16th-century Hindu temple known for its scenic beachside location. The temple is decorated with vibrant colored lamps and lights at the time of festivals which makes the temple more beautiful. The name ‘Petitenget’ translates to ‘matchbox’ and people believe this temple was built to protect them from the sea. Do add this place to your Bali package.

Location: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

Entry fees: 50,000 IDR

Timings: 24 hours open

What is Special about Pura Petitenget Temple?

The scenic beachside location is the major attraction of the temple. This centuries-old temple is one of the cultural landmarks in the beach resort area of Seminyak. The red brick and sandstone give an antique feel to the architecture of the temple. Next to the main temple is the Masceti Ulun Tanjung temple where local villagers used to pray for protection from famine and diseases in the ancient ages. The temple is still an active place of worship, so a number of religious festivals still occur there. Some of the events happen on the adjacent beach so that the people who come to visit the beach can also enjoy the Balinese culture. This is one of the must visit places in Bali.

You can see the dance rehearsals featuring young Balinese girls practicing their moves and gestures in the Bale Agung pavilion if you are coming on weekend mornings. The leafy and well-shaded frontage of the temple matches the age of the temple itself. The popular street Jalan Petitenget is full of world-class dining and entertainment venues.

How to Reach Petitenget temple

  • By air: Jalan Petitenget is within a half-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
  • By road: Petitenget temple can be accessed from the North via sunset road and Jalan Raya Kerobokan or from the South via Kutan and the main Jalan Raya Seminyak.

When to Visit the Pura Petitenget Temple

The most number of people visit the temple on Merakih Wednesday which comes every 210 days according to the Pawukon Balinese calendar. The temple is decorated with colored lamps and parasols on this day and the pilgrims wear traditional clothes. The pavilion will be filled with traditional rehearsals by the Balinese Hindus as an introduction to the anniversary ceremony. This is the best time to visit Petitenget temple since it is the best day for the temple and the pilgrims themselves.

Things to Know Before you Visit Pura Petitenget temple

  • The temple is open 24 hours.
  • The entry fee to access the temple is 50,000 IDR.
  • The Pura Petitenget temple is easily accessible by air and road.
  • You have to wear proper clothes when you are going to the Petitenget temple since it is a religious temple.
  • Wear a sarong to cover your knees and ankles and your shoulders and midriffs should be covered properly.
  • Women on their periods are forbidden to enter the temple.
  • Try to catch the celebrations at this temple during Merikah Wednesday.

Attractions Nearby Pura Petitenget Temple Kuta

The Ground Zero Monument

 The Bali Bombing Memorial, the Ground Zero monument, is the memorial of a terror attack that happened in Bali. The monument is 5.5 km away from the temple.

Tanah lot Temple

Located on the southwest coast of Bali, Tanah Lot Temple is a sea temple that is 16.8 km away from the Petitenget temple which is one of the most visited destinations of Bali.

Museum la Mayeu

This small museum at a distance of 17.5 km showcases the artworks and personal history of painter  Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres.

Sakenan Temple

The temple is 13.7 km away from the Pura Petitenget temple located at the North-Western shore of Serangan.

Karma Beach

If you want to go for watersports, beachcombing, and ocean spa treatments, Karma Beach which is 5 km away from the temple is a perfect choice for you.

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple, just 29 km away from Pura Petitenget, is located on top of a steep cliff that is 70 meters above sea level. The temple is believed to be one of the six spiritual pillars of Bali.

Bajra Sandhi Monument

Bajra Sandhi Monument is known for the struggle of the Balinese people throughout history. The monument is located 12.1 km far away from the Petitenget temple.

If you are looking for a place that is untouched by urbanization,  Pura Petitenget temple is the best option for you. You can experience the natural settings, scenic beaches, and rich history of Bali with the customizable Bali tour packages. Let’s make your trip to your dream destinations memorable with Pickyourtrail.

Frequently Asked Questions Pura Petitenget Temple
The visitors must wear a sarong which covers the knees and the ankles. Also, make sure that the shoulders and midriff are covered.
The best time to visit the temple is on Merakih wednesday which comes every 210 days according to the Pawukon Balinese calendar.
No, there are no entrance fees to visit Pura Petitenget Temple. However, donations are welcomed and appreciated to support the maintenance and upkeep of the temple.
Yes, you can take photographs inside the temple, but it is important to be respectful of the worshippers and the sanctity of the place. Avoid using flash and follow any specific guidelines provided by the temple staff.
Pura Petitenget Temple may have limited accessibility for wheelchair users due to its traditional architectural design and stairs. However, it is best to contact the temple authorities beforehand to inquire about any available accommodations.
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