Yeh Pulu in Bali

Archaeological Site near Ubud

Yeh Pulu is one in the collection of fascinating archaeological sites that you can visit in the central Bali highland village of Bedulu. After a descent on foot following a lush forest trail, you will discover a rice field, freshwater springs and an impressive 25m-long array of carvings etched into a rock face, depicting mythological wayang or shadow puppet characters, Hindu gods, as well as people going about normal village life.

The site that dates back to the 14th century is only several minutes’ transfer southeast from Goa Gajah, another historical complex within the Bedulu region. Yeh Pulu is located in a ravine between two of Bali’s most historically significant rivers, the Petanu and Pakerisan. Its name means ‘water of the stone vessel’ in archaic Balinese, which matches its rugged natural setting with a combination of

Some 200m metres to the north of this main site is a sacred bathing place, also decorated with sets of naturalistic stone reliefs. The site was excavated by the Dutch authorities in 1929 during the occupation in Indonesia. Among the most prominent are reliefs of the elephant-headed god Ganesh, horsemen, an ascetic, and a seated woman. Compared to Goa Gajah, Yeh Pulu is less visited, and the combination of fresh air and green paddies can be very rewarding. Entry is IDR 15,000 (only USD 1) for foreign visitors.

Read More

Yeh Pulu in Bali

  • Location: Jalan Yeh Pulu, Blahbatuh, Gianyar
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • Top 10 Attractions in Ubud

    Top 10 Attractions in Ubud

    Ubud, near Bali’s cool central upland, is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and Read More»

  • Top 5 Must-See Temples

    Top 10 Must-See Temples

    Bali’s highlands and coasts are home to many ancient temples. Several have become the island’s most iconic landmarks, Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Ubud

    Top 10 Hotels in Ubud

    With so many amazing hotels in Ubud, finding the best one can be a real challenge, so to help you making the right Read More»

  • Top 10 Shopping in Ubud

    Top 10 Shopping in Ubud

    Ubud has numerous art markets where you can strike great bargains or put those acquired skills to the test. The streets Read More»

  • Batubelig Beach in Bali

    Batubelig Beach is a black sand beach between Seminyak’s Petitenget Beach Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Seminyak

    Top 10 Hotels in Seminyak

    Hotels in Seminyak come in a variety of choices, from luxurious private pool villas, to five-star luxury beachfront Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com
Loading...