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Lempuyang's Gate of Heaven: Tickets and Tours

At Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven, you’ll enjoy incredible views of Mount Agung and get to take photos at one of the Instagrammable places in Bali.

The Gate of Heaven can be found within the Lempuyang Temple complex, which is one of Bali’s oldest and most sacred temples. A Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven tour allows you to experience this area in depth, and learn about its rich history with a professional tour guide at your side.

The Gate of Heaven is etched with elegant Hindu carvings and is over 8 meters high— making this feat of Balinese architecture a magical photo opportunity.

Below you’ll find all the information you need about Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven tours in Bali, one of the most fascinating attractions in Bali.

Where is Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven located?

The Gate of Heaven is located within the Lempuyang Temple complex, and the famous photo spot is just a 5-minute walk away from the temple’s entrance.

Lempuyang Temple is located in Mount Lempuyang’s highlands and is 600 meters above sea level. The temple is situated in the Karangasem region in eastern Bali.

The area is relatively rural, with the closest city being Amlapura, which is 22 kilometers away. Most people visiting the east of Bali, stay in the small beach town of Amed, which is just 30 minutes away from Lempuyang Temple.

When traveling to Lempuyang Temple from popular tourist destinations, such as Ubud and Denpasar, you can expect the journey to take roughly 2.5 hours.

What are the best things to do in Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven?

Get a Photo at the Gate of Heaven

Most people travel to Lempuyang Temple solely to get a photo at the Gate of Heaven. This is an incredible photo opportunity, so be sure to charge your camera. There are many Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven tours that include the services of a professional photographer if you want top-quality photos.

Pura Lempuyang Luhur

Pura Lempuyang Luhur is the highest point of the Lempuyang Temple complex. It is also the most sacred place on the temple grounds. To reach this temple, you’ll need to climb 1,700 stairs, but the view at the top is worth it! You’ll enjoy views of Mount Lempuyang and surrounding villages.

Tirta Pingit

Tirta Pingit is a shrine situated within the bamboo groves at the top of Pura Luhur Lempuyang. The bamboo groves produce holy water used in many of the temple’s religious ceremonies. This water is cool, fresh and drinkable.

What are the best tours to visit Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven?

Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven photographic tour

Get picked up from your Bali accommodation by a professional tour guide and photographer. You’ll be taken to some of east Bali’s most photogenic locations, such as the Gate of Heaven, Tirta Gangga and Cepung Waterfall.

Have fun posing for the camera, and enjoy a traditional Balinese lunch during your tour.

At the end of your tour, you’ll be given between 15 and 20 digital photographs from various tour locations.

Private sunset or sunrise tour of Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven

Experience the picturesque Gate of Heaven at Lempuyang Temple at sunrise or sunset— it’s your choice!

The rest of this full-day private tour to the Gate of Heaven will be spent exploring other east Bali highlights, including Bali’s Virgin Beach, a visit to a coffee plantation, Taman Soekasada and more.

Enjoy commentary and insight provided by your local guide, as well as a hotel pickup and drop-off service.

Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven and snorkeling tour

Start your day by snorkeling at Bali’s famous Blue Lagoon, where you’re sure to see a wide variety of fish species.

Once you’re finished with snorkeling, your private guide will drive you to Lempuyang Temple. Here, you’ll get the opportunity to take amazing photos at the Gate of Heaven before being dropped off at your hotel at the end of the day.

What are the prices of Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven tours?

Photographic tours of Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven cost US$70 per person, including a hotel pickup and drop-off. This is a guided tour.

Private sunset or sunrise tours are full-day tours that cost between US$55 and US$100 per person, depending on how many people are in your group. This tour includes a round-trip transfer.

A snorkeling and Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven tour typically costs US$60 per person, including hotel transfers.

Where do Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven tours start?

Most Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven tours include hotel pickup services from hotels in popular areas such as Ubud, Denpasar, Jimbaran, Canggu, Seminyak and Sanur.

There are a few group tours that begin at the entrance of Lempuyang Temple.

When is the best time to visit Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven?

Lempuyang Temple is open between 6 AM and 7 PM every day. It is best to visit the temple early in the morning or in the evening to avoid the crowds that line up to get their photo taken at the Gate of Heaven.

Midday can get very warm, so visiting the temple in the early morning or evening may be best if you want to enjoy cooler temperatures. Visiting in the evening also lets you to enjoy the spectacular sunset views at Lempuyang Temple.

Bali’s dry season runs from April to October, and this would be the best time to visit Bali and Lempuyang Temple if you’d like to avoid heavy rainfall.

Travel tips

  • There is usually a long line to pose at Lempuyang’s Gate of Heaven. Decide on your poses beforehand and get there early.
  • It is very important to dress modestly and cover your legs and shoulders when visiting Lempuyang Temple. Sarongs are available for rent.
  • Drones are not permitted on the temple grounds.
  • Public displays of affection are not considered appropriate when visiting Lempuyang Temple.