Watu Klotok Temple and Beach in East Bali 

Ancient Temple and Exotic Beach in Klungkung

Watu Klotok Temple is a 10th century Balinese Hindu temple in the coastal village of Tojan, in the Klungkung regency of East Bali. This beachfront temple dates to the time of the historic high priest Mpu Kuturan, but is set within a site that itself is believed to date back to the megalithic ages. The temple overlooks Watu Klotok Beach, a stretch of black and pebbly sand that’s bordered by the verdant rice fields of a neighboring farming village. You can reach the temple and beach after a scenic kilometre-long drive past these paddies from the Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantra highway. 

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Visiting Watu Klotok Temple and Beach 

When there aren’t any pilgrims attending for prayers or during Galungan (a major Balinese Hindu observance that occurs every 210 days on the Balinese ‘Pawukon’ calendar), both Watu Klotok Temple and Watu Klotok Beach are mostly quiet without much going on. It does, however, provide you with a unique kind of sightseeing experience with an exotic beach and cultural landmark sharing the same site. Come weekends, the beach is often a favourite spot for residents to unwind and take in the sunset views.  
 
On clear days, from the temple courtyard you’re usually provided with beautiful paddy views with the outlines of Mount Agung, Bali’s highest peak, as backdrop. The crashing waves of the Indian Ocean behind you provide the perfect soundtrack to the beautiful scenery. Some of the locals make a living from handicrafts created using gravel and pebbles sourced from the beach as ornamental features for pots, floor tiles and terracotta. If you’re feeling peckish and you’d like to try out some local traditional fare, try the fish satay prepared in the Balinese wrap style, called ‘sate lilit’.

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Watu Klotok Beach 

  • Location: Tojan Village, Gelgel, Klungkung, East Bali 
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