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List of Bali Temple Tourism

Updated: Jan 26, 2020

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Below is a list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali and their locations. The list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali on this page, is not based on the author’s personal opinion. However, the list of top 10 temples to visit in Bali based on our data when travelers book a tour package in Bali.

Also, the data of the best temples to visit during a holiday in Bali we get from the tourist’s itinerary, when using the car rental service with driver in Bali that we provide.

1. Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot temple very popular as a tourist spot. Because of the popularity of Tanah Lot temple, even though during the low season in Bali still crowded with tourist visits. Tanah Lot temple built on a large coral rock in the marine area. To enter the Tanah Lot temple area can only be accessed when the seawater receded. While at sea tide, Tanah Lot temple looks like located in the middle of the sea.

2. Uluwatu Temple – Pura Luhur Uluwatu

If you have questions, what is the name of the famous temple in Bali built on the tip of the rock? The answer is Tanah Lot temple and Uluwatu temple. Uluwatu Temple, by Balinese people, called Pura Luhur Uluwatu and categorized as one of the six main Hindu temples in Bali.

Besides the uniqueness of Uluwatu temple architecture, Uluwatu temple location located at the edge of a very steep cliff and the cliffs have a height approximately 70 meters above sea level.

3. Ulun Danu Temple Bedugul Lake Beratan

The main attraction of the Ulun Danu Temple Beratan as a tourist attraction is in the temple location which located in the middle of lake Beratan. When you arrive at the site of Ulun Danu Beratan temple, you will see the clear waters of Lake Beratan Bedugul surrounding the Ulun Danu temple area, and it looks as if Ulun Danu temple is floating on Beratan lake water surface.

4. Tirta Empul Temple

Furthermore, if translated into English, Tirta Empul means holy spring. Because inside the Tirta Empul temple area there is natural spring water. The spring water flowed into the outside area of the Tirta Empul temple in the form of a bath with a shower.

Natural springs and baths in the temple area, which is the main attraction of Tirta Empul temple as a vacation spot in Bali. Adjacent to the Tirta Empul temple location, precisely located on the hill there is the Indonesian presidential palace Tampak Siring. For Balinese Hindus, the spring water from the Tirta Empul temple is holy water which is believed to bring sanctity, serenity, and luck.

5. Taman Ayun Temple

If translated into English, Taman Ayun means a beautiful garden. In the area outside the Taman Ayun temple, there is an extensive yard with a Balinese architectural fence wall. While inside the Taman Ayun temple area there is a pool that surrounds the temple area.

Taman Ayun Temple is one example of the uniqueness and beauty of traditional Balinese architecture with a combination of Chinese architectural influences.

If you are interested to see the ancient Balinese architecture, Taman Ayun temple Mengwi is one of the places you should visit and listed into your Bali holiday itinerary.

6. Taman Saraswati Temple Ubud

The location of the Taman Saraswati temple situated in the center of Ubud. Taman Saraswati temple's main attraction lies in the architectural beauty, and lotus pond surrounded the temple.

Most tourists who visit Taman Saraswati temple will conduct a photo session with a temple background. Also, there is no entry fee to the Taman Saraswati temple in Ubud. Every 19:30 (Bali time), at the temple area of Taman Saraswati Ubud there will be Balinese dance performance.

If you are curious about traditional Balinese dance, it might come as one of the best things to see in Bali.

7. Gunung Lebah Temple Campuhan Ubud

Besides Taman Saraswati temple, one of the Hindu temples that worth your visit while on vacation in Ubud Bali is Gunung Lebah temple. The location of Gunung Lebah temple Ubud is unique because it located at Campuhan valley. Also, the Gunung Lebah temple is categories as Kahyangan Jagat temple.

Kahyangan Jagat temple suggests, all Balinese Hindu is allowed and able to pray at Gunung Lebah temple Ubud. For Gunung Lebah temple entrance fee is IDR 10,000/person.

8. Goa Lawah Temple Klungkung

The Goa Lawah temple is one essential temple for Balinese Hindus. The uniqueness of Goa Lawah Temple because of the location of the temple. Goa Lawah temple built in front of a large cave inhabited by thousands of bats.

Although there are many bats, you do not have to worry about visiting Goa Lawah Temple, because it is very safe. Furthermore, Goa Lawah temple location is in Klungkung regency precisely in the village Pesinggahan, Dawan district. In front of the Goa Lawah temple, which is across the main road, there is a black sand beach. From the beach shoreline, you can see the island of Nusa Penida.

9. Gunung Kawi Temple

Consequently, Gunung Kawi is an ancient temple complex and is a unique archaeological site in Bali. The uniqueness is in the reliefs of the temples carved on the Rock cliff.

To be able to reach the location of Gunung Kawi temple from the parking lot, visitors must walk by the footpath and approximately 371 stairs. As you walk along the route and stairs, you will be capable of observing the scenery of rice fields and valleys with green trees.

10. Besakih Temple

Besakih temple location is 900 meters from the slopes of Mount Agung (active volcano). Besakih temple is a sizeable Balinese temple complex which hosts plenty of temples. Because the Besakih temple area is so large, to explore all sections of the temple will take at least one day.

Visitors who visit the temple of Besakih usually only visit the Penataran Agung temple. Also, Penataran Agung temple is the principal and most significant temple in the area of the Besakih temple complex. Also, Penataran Agung temple intended to worship the god Brahma, god Shiva and god Vishnu.

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