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Pura Meru
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Lombok’s largest temple features three towering shrines dedicated to both the Hindu trinity and Indonesia’s highest volcanoes.

Situated in the centre of Mataram, Pura Meru is the largest Hindu temple on Lombok. Completed in 1720, the temple was built under the patronage of a Balinese prince who sought to strengthen ties between the islands of Bali and Lombok. Pura Meru is a stunning example of Balinese architecture and is the perfect window into the spiritual life of Lombok’s Hindu minority.

Enter the outer courtyard and look for the hall containing wooden clappers and drums used for calling the faithful to celebrations. Pura Meru is dedicated to the three gods that form the Hindu trinity: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Step into the inner courtyard and stand before the three main meru (multi-tiered shrines). The central 11-tier meru is dedicated to Shiva, while the nine-tier meru belongs to Vishnu and the seven-tiered to Brahma. The three meru are also believed to represent Indonesia’s largest volcanoes, Gunung Bromo, Agung and Rinjani. Look around the courtyard to find more than 30 other smaller shrines dedicated to various Hindu deities.

Pura Meru is an active temple so remain respectful at all times, particularly when worshippers are present laying offerings of incense, fruit and flowers. Remember to bring a sarong or sash to wear or rent one for a small fee at the entrance. The temple gets particularly busy during Hindu full moon celebrations each June.

After exploring the serene environs of Pura Meru, head just across the road to the cool tranquillity of the Mayura Water Palace. Here, in the centre of a broad man-made lake floats a Balinese-style pavilion which once served as a meeting place and court of law during the time of Balinese rule.

Pura Meru is conveniently situated in the centre of Mataram. It is easily accessed by public transport or taxi. The temple is open daily, closing before sundown.

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Top 10 Hotels Near Pura Meru

Hotel Kautaman
Hotel Kautaman
3 out of 5
No.23 Jalan Sultan Hasanuddin, Mataram
The price is RM129 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Situated in Mataram, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pura Meru and Mayura Park. Mataram Mall and Islamic Center NTB are also within 3 miles (5 km).

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Transit hotel

"Baik"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2018

Hotel Kautaman
M Hotel
M Hotel
2 out of 5
Jl. Rajawali no. 10, Cakranegara, Mataram, Lombok
The price is RM76 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Situated in Mataram, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pura Meru and Mayura Park. Mataram Mall and Lombok Epicentrum Mall are also within 3 miles (5 ...

4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
Good hotel

"Easy to looking for some food in near of hotel"…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2015

M Hotel
Hotel Nanda
Hotel Nanda
2.5 out of 5
Jalan Jakatawang No. 1, Cilinaya, Cakranegara, Mataram
The price is RM89 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Situated in Mataram, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Pura Meru, Mayura Park and Mataram Mall. Lombok Epicentrum Mall and Islamic Center NTB ...

Hotel Nanda
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Hotel Kautaman
Hotel Kautaman
3 out of 5
No.23 Jalan Sultan Hasanuddin, Mataram
The price is RM129 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar
Hotel Kautaman
M Hotel
M Hotel
2 out of 5
Jl. Rajawali no. 10, Cakranegara, Mataram, Lombok
The price is RM76 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar
M Hotel
Hotel Nanda
Hotel Nanda
2.5 out of 5
Jalan Jakatawang No. 1, Cilinaya, Cakranegara, Mataram
The price is RM89 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar
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Hotel Astawa Lombok II
Hotel Astawa Lombok II
2 out of 5
22 Jl. Subak I, Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Bar.
Hotel Astawa Lombok II
RedDoorz near Mayura Park Lombok
RedDoorz near Mayura Park Lombok
3 out of 5
Jl. Garuda No.5, Mataram
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Sekardiyu Guest House
Sekardiyu Guest House
2.5 out of 5
Jalan Sekardiyu No. 9, Cakranegara, Mataram
The price is RM89 per night from 3 Apr to 4 Apr
Sekardiyu Guest House
Fortune Hotel
Fortune Hotel
2 out of 5
Jl. Repatmaja no. 2, Cakranegara, Mataram, Lombok
Fortune Hotel
Citilike Hotel Lombok
Citilike Hotel Lombok
3 out of 5
Jalan Balam No 7 , Cakranegara, Mataram
The price is RM52 per night from 15 Mar to 16 Mar
Citilike Hotel Lombok
Nalaya Home
Nalaya Home
2.5 out of 5
Jl. Nalaya, no 5, Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Bar.
Nalaya Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.