Long before the island of Bali was famous for its magnificent natural attractions and elegant beaches, Bali was already known as a place with a strong culture, unspoiled traditions, and beautiful Bali temples. However, even though it has been a tourist destination for many years, the sanctity and magical power of temples in Bali are still intact and not scratched.

What if we told you to go to the Bali temple and leave the beach, would you? Maybe yes, maybe not. But, if you come to Bali for once in a lifetime, there is nothing wrong with coming to some of Bali’s temples and enjoying what their ancestors have preserved for centuries. Maybe you won’t go back to your place of origin to research Balinese culture? No one knows!

For that, we have collected the best temples in Bali. It’s hard to choose, because the facts show that there are far more temples on the Island of the Gods than a matter of days in a year. Here are the options:

Ulun Danu Temple

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is located in Bedugul, its location in the middle of Lake Beratan is the main attraction. It is said that Balinese Hindus dedicate Ulun Danu Temple to the God of Water, ensuring that the island’s water supply is sufficient. Besides that, the cool air of Bedugul will add to the charm of Ulun Danu Temple. If you visit Bedugul, we can confirm that Ulun Danu Temple will be included in your list of places.

  • Entrance Ticket: IDR 30,000 for domestic tourists, and IDR 75,000 for foreign tourists
  • Visiting Time: 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location: Lake Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali. Go out!

ulun danu beratan temple Source: Unsplash

Tanah Lot Temple

Top of the rock and in the middle of the sea. Tanah Lot Temple is one of the favorite places for tourists. Its location on the beach makes this temple the right place to enjoy the sunset. Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most sacred Bali temples, crowned by an ancient temple dating back to the 1400s. Therefore, this special part of the temple is not open to the public, only for those who come and pray. When coming to Tanah Lot Temple, pay attention to the schedule of visits, especially during Galungan and Kuningan Days – four days after that is the temple’s anniversary.

  • Entrance ticket: IDR 20,000 for domestic tourists, and IDR 50,000 for foreign tourists.
  • Visiting Time: 6:00am to 7:00pm.
  • Location: Beraban, Kec. Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali. Go out!

tanah lot temple Source: Unsplash

Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple is the largest and holiest Bali temple on the island, often referred to as, “Mother Temple”. In fact, Besakih Temple is a temple complex consisting of 23 different temples. Its location at the foot of Mount Agung makes this temple phenomenal. Of the many temples in Bali, Indonesia, Pura Besakih is the most famous. Come and see for yourself.

  • Entrance ticket: IDR 30,000 for domestic tourists, and IDR 60,000 for foreign tourists.
  • Visiting Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location: Jl. Gunung Mas No.Ds, Besakih, Kec. Rendang, Karangasem Regency, Bali. Go out!

besakih temple Source: Unsplash

Lempuyang Temple

Lempuyang Temple is one of the fantastic Bali temples on the island of the Gods. It offers stunning views above the clouds against the backdrop of the majestic mountain majesty. In fact, the gate of Lempuyang Temple is known by the nickname, “The Gate of Heaven”. Located at an altitude of 1175 meters above sea level, this is because you have to climb more than 1500 stairs. For stunning results, that’s natural. Come on a sunny day.

  • Entrance Ticket: IDR 50,000 per person
  • Visiting Time: 7:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Jl. Telaga Mas Lempuyang Temple, Tribuana, Kec. Brother, Karangasem Regency, Bali. Go out!

lempuyang temple-highest bali temple Source: Unsplash

Uluwatu Temple

Pura Luhur Uluwatu, is also one of the favorites of tourists. The sea panorama looks so clear here, its location on the edge of a cliff as high as 97 meters above sea level Uluwatu is so enchanting. Apart from that, Kecak Dance performances by more than 100 men are also shown every afternoon. Pura Luhur Uluwatu holds the status as the Sad Kahyangan Temple or a support for the cardinal axis of the island of Bali.

  • Entrance Ticket: IDR 30,000 for domestic tourists, and IDR 50,000 for foreign tourists. For the Kecak Dance, you have to spend IDR 150,000 per person.
  • Visiting Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location: Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Badung Regency, Bali. Go out!

magical uluwatu temple Source: Unsplash

Final Word

If you are looking for a holiday experience with a temple destination in Bali, you must choose at least one of the five options above. Bali will always be a paradise for visitors who come. Plan your vacation from now on. Are you still looking for a Nusa Dua Hotel? Check out SADARA Resort, the gateway to Ordinary, and find excellent service from Bali.

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