8 Most favorite Temple In Bali

Holiday in Bali will not be complete if you have not visited some favorite Temple In Bali that become icon of Bali because the majority of the population in Bali is Hindu Daily spiritual Life in Bali is not far from the temple.

temple is an important part of daily life starting from prayer, wedding ceremony, funeral and other events making temples in Bali is very sacred that can only be visited by people who will do the worship.

But there are some temples in Bali that you can visit as a tourist there are several temples in Bali that have an interesting charm to be captured at your best moments.

from some of these temples are located in the sea, lakes, hills, and mountains following some temples that you can make for the reference in the list of places you want to visit in Bali.

Besakih temple

Besakih temple or also known as Mother Temple is the largest Hindu temple in Bali. Located rendang village in Karangasem regency on the slopes of Mount Agung, this temple complex has several temples in it such as Pura Penataran Agung Besakih and 18 accompanying temples make Besakih temple as a center of activities of the whole temple in Bali

Besakih temple or also known as Mother Temple
Besakih temple or also known as Mother Temple

This temple distance is quite far around 66 kilometers from Denpasar or about 2 until 2.5 hours depending on traffic.

Entrance Fee  : IDR 60,000

Location   : Rendang, Karangasem Regency

Opening Hours  : Monday-Sunday 07:00 am – 22:00 pm

Lempuyang temple

Pura penataran agung lempuyang is a Balinese Hindu temple located in slope of mount lempuyang at altitude 600 meters (2,000 ft) high above sea level in Bunutan village, Abang, Karangasem Regency, East Bali

Lempuyang temple or also known as (the Gates of heaven) is one of the favorite spots for photographs that have two gates with the background is a Mount agung.

8 Most favorite Temple In Bali
Pura penataran agung lempuyang

The best time to visit the temple is early morning because you can see the sunrise going up from this temple and if you look at the photo this temple on Instagram it will look a pond but it’s just a picture trick it is the reflection of the mirror. That would make it seem as if a pond.

Entrance Fee : Donation aroud IDR10.000 – 30.000 per pesron

Location : Bunutan village, Abangan, Karangasem Bali

Opening Hours : Monday-Sunday 06:00 am- 06:00pm

Tirta empul temple

Tirta empul temple or also know holy spring temple located in Tampaksiring village Gianyar regency around 40 minutes from Ubud the temple situated in below presedential palace of tampaksiring.

8 Most favorite Temple In Bali
Tirta empul temple or also know holy spring temple

Tirta empul is quite large temple complex entering the courtyard you will arrive at jaba tengah which is the main area of the temple here you will see the main pool  which has 30 showers into two sacred purification ponds.

Balinese and Hindu worshippers stand along the pond to wait for their turn to cleanse themselves by bathing from every shower in the pond in a purification ritual known as ‘Melukat’ this ritual begins from the pond on the left side standing under the water’s first shower after they cleaned themselves in their first shower joining the next queue this process was continued until they had cleaned themselves up in every shower that ended in the second pond.

But there are two showers that are forbidden to be used by people living for ‘Melukat’ because water from this shower is only in the allotment for deceased people

Entrance Fee : Donation IDR 50.000 per pesron

Location : Tampaksiring, Gianyar Bali

Opening Hours : Monday-Sunday 08:00 am- 05:00pm

Read also : 7 Best must things to do in Bali

Tanah lot temple

Tanah lot temple Is a Balinese temple perched on a rock overlooking the Indian Ocean Sea Make this temple one of the most important temple in Bali, Tanah lot located in the Beraban village District of tabanan about 30 kilometer from Denpasar.

8 Most favorite Temple In Bali
Tanah Lot Temple

The history of Tanah Lot temple dates from the 16th century, by Dang Hyang Nirartha, he was a respected religious figure. Dang Hyang Nirartha has the supernatural powers of mighty He moved the rocks into the sea and built a temple called Tanah Lot. The word Tanah Lot has the meaning of rocks that are in the middle of the sea.

Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most famous Characteristic of Bali because this temple is one of the places that have the best spot to see the sunset in addition to the uluwatu temple.you can walk around and explore the temple environment such as visiting cave which is located opposite the Tanah Lot temple in the cave there is a holy snake with two heads that are believed by the Balinese people as keeper of Tanah Lot temple or see some temples are located in the area of Pura Tanah Lot like Pura Batu Mejan ,Pura Batu Bolong, Pura Enjung Galuh and Pura Pekendungan.

Entrance Fee : IDR 60.000 per person

Location  : Beraban village, Tabanan Regency.Bali

Opening Hours : Monday-Sunday 08:30 am- 07:00pm

Ulundanu Bratan Temple

Pura Ulundanu Bratan is a large water temple located in Lake Bratan in the mountains of Bedugul. The temple in its function was used for the offering ceremony for Dewi Danu. Dewi Danu in Balinese story is as a keeper of the lake that is found in Bali besides the lake Bratan Dewi Danu also also keeper of Lake Batur located in Kintamani.

8 Most favorite Temple In Bali
Ulundanu Bratan Temple Bedugul

The temple was built in the year 1633 with Meru which numbered eleven is dedicated to the god Shiva. Meru is a roof structure on the temple building that has role of a place of worship for Istadewata and Bhatara-Bhatari which symbolizes the mountain mahameru.

Entrance Fee : IDR 30.000 per person

Location : Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency,Bali

Opening Hours : Monday-Sunday 08:00 am- 05:00pm

Ulundanu Batur Temple

Pura Ulun Danu Batur is also known as Pura Batur is one of several Pura Kahyangan Jagat in Bali located in kintamani Pura Ulun Danu Batur has an important role in Bali as a maintainer and stability of the island of Bali.

8 Most favorite Temple In Bali
Ulundanu Batur Temple located in kintamani

Pura Ulun Danu Batur is the north direction and is dedicated to God Vishnu and Goddess Dewi Danu after being destroyed by the eruption of Mount Batur volcano complex temple location of Ulun Danu Batur moved and rebuilt in 1926.Pura Batur Complex consists of nine different temples dedicated to the gods and goddesses

Entrance Fee : IDR 30.000 per person

Location : kintamani, Bangli Regency,Bali

Opening Hours : Monday-Sunday 08:00 am- 05:00pm

Taman Ayun Temple

Taman Ayun Temple Basically serves as a family temple for the Kingdom of Mengwi built in the 17th century precisely in 1632 the temple complex consists of 4 different parts, the first part is called Jaba on the right side There are large building in Bali mentioned with  wantilan on this page there is also a fountain monument that leads to 9 directions of the wind.

8 Most favorite Temple In Bali
Taman Ayun Temple also know royal mengwi temple

Entering the second page on the right is a complex of Pura with the name of Pura Luhur Purnama. Entering the third page, the view will be on a building of a Aling-Aling Bale Pengubengan decorated with carvings depicted the Nawa Sanga or the 9 gods of the direction of the wind.The fourth Area or last page is the most sacred. Because it is a ceremonial place. and in 2012 Unesco established Pura Taman Ayun as part of a World cultural heritage site

Entrance Fee : IDR 30.000 per person

Location : Mengwi, Badung Regency,Bali

Opening Hours : Monday-Sunday 08:00 am- 05:00pm

Uluwatu Temple

Pura Luhur Uluwatu is a temple located in the southwest of the island of Bali precisely in Pecatu area about 15 kilometers from the international Ngurah Rai Airport.

8 Most favorite Temple In Bali
Uluwatu Temple on the cliff

Uluwatu temple is on the cliff with a height of 75 meters above sea level and facing the Indian Ocean and is one of the Kayangan Sad temple in Bali which is believed by Hindus as the place of worship Dang Hyang Nirartha , who came to Bali at the end of the year 1550 and ended his sacred journey.

This temple becomes one of the best spots to see the sunset in addition to Tanah Lot temple and also has a kecak dance show where this dance has a story of the Ramayana figure.

Entrance Fee : IDR 50.000 per person

Location : Uluwatu, Badung Regency,Bali

Opening Hours : Monday-Sunday 08:00 am- 07:00pm

Kecak Dance : Everyday start 06.00pm

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