Pura Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus

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Pura Batu Ngaus is a stunning 17th-century fertility temple perched on a rock in the ocean. The temple is made from black lava rock and so has a dark a looming quality about it, especially on an overcast day like the day we visited. The Balinese people come here to seek medicine or fertility blessings from the mangku (priest), and leave offerings. There is also a blowhole here in the rocks that connects to the ocean via an underwater cave. This temple is much less frequented that the more famous Uluwatu, it was nice to have the whole thing to ourselves to explore.

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