Watu Klotok Temple - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Both Klotok temple and the beach were very deserted when I was here. The few dogs hanging around were not at all impressed with me being there and continued to bark and harass me from the time I entered the temple to the time I left the car park.
Watu Klotok Temple - FURTHER INFORMATION
Watu Klotok Temple - Bali visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Watu Klotok Temple' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Lesser Sunda Islands.
Panorama showing Watu Klotok Temple in Klungkaung regency of Bali. The Watu Klotok Temple is right on Watu Klotok Beach, and the area is very important to the Hindu community on Bali. To get to the inner courtyard shown here, pilgrims must pass through an outer courtyard containing a frightening statue of a dog god wielding and enormous sword.
The temple is one of three temples visited during the ritual 'melasti' procession. This procession represents the passage of the devas (manifestations of the gods). The other two temples visited during this procession are Tegal Suci and Toya Sah.
Thousands of devotees descend on Watu Klotok Temple and the beach during the Galungan holiday. Worshipers will first visit the Segara Temple near the beach before entering Watu Klotok Temple itself.
Those interested in visiting the temples of Bali during their stay should also visit Pura Goa Lawah near to Goa Lawah beach just a few miles up the coast, which is very famous for the fruit bat colony in a cave around which the rest of the temple has developed.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
From Kuta follow signs to Sanur. Then proceed up the coast road north for Semarapura. Klotok Temple is just before Kusama.