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Besakih Temple

Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Indonesia
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Private Tour: Bali Cultural Experience with Lunch
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Over a thousand years old, Besakih Temple is known as the "Mother Temple of Bali". Perched on the slopes of Mount Agung, at a lofty 1000 metres (3000 feet)Pura Besakih is the paramount Hindu temple on Bali. Located high on the slopes of the volcano Mt. Agung, it has developed over more than a thousand years into a great complex of 22 separate temples, the largest and central being Pura Penataran Agung. The annual cycle of more than 70 rituals, which symbolically link the temples into a whole, culminates in the centenary ceremony called Ekadasa Rudra, last held in 1979. The temple complex, state-supported since the 15th century, has undergone a series of architectural and ritual changes.
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Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Indonesia
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Reviewed today via mobile

The temple has its majesty and you can really feel the energy of this sacred site, particularly if you go to the last most uphill temple ( where the imposed local guide didn't bring you). It is very peaceful. However, you have to forget the...More

Thank Guy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visisted the temple in our last day which happened to be the Hindu weekly celebration. The temple is huge and nicely designed with wonderful colours. The local guide will explain to you everything about the prayers and offering.i found it interesting to know about...More

Thank Amal K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This temple has the most expensive tickets but there is no entry to all the temples inside. You just have to stand outside and peek inside. Best thing is to avoid this place. There is nothing.

Thank Mayank831
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a guide / driver for a day and asked him to drive us to Besakih Temple as every book talks about this site. As he was not part of the mafia-guides controlling Besakih he could not join us. At every step, at anytime,...More

Thank francoisgarnierfr
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are countless things to do and places to visit in Bali. When I went there I saw to it that I would have a chance to visit its Hindu temples to catch a glimpse of the local people's spirituality. I know that there were...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pura Besakih is undoubtedly Bali's most important and beautiful temple. It is a pity that its reputation is being ruined by numerous tricksters who are out there to deceive the unwary tourist. Our trustworthy local guide could not accompany us inside the temple complex because...More

Thank Enzio G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bali's Mother Temple Besakih is a truly exquisite site with several adjacent Puras or Temples that are all wonderful pieces of architecture. However, what may ruin the experience a bit (it did for us) are the many sellers of so-called obligatory offerings and paid-for guides...More

Thank Jurgen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole temple and the views with a mountain on the back were really pleasant, but all the local people were horrible. They trying to make money on everything! You needn't any guide because he was telling all the time the same information that I...More

Thank Diorkaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

must see big temple with transport surprise... keep your hand on your wallet.....everybody wants some money even after you payed entrancefee ..

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the saying goes: "once there was a way to get back home." and in this case , especially to Balinese, Besakih, considered to be the ultimate premiere sacred place of pilgrimage on the magic isle. It is interesting to not that according to traditional...More

Thank Lorenanda
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31 July 2017|
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Response from Natasha09 | Reviewed this property |
You will need a sarong. If you don't have one they can be purchased at the markets around the temple. As women we were wearing sleeveless shirts and there wasn't an issue.
29 June 2017|
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Response from Tharaka C | Reviewed this property |
I travel from Ubud to Besakhi by hired scooter with one of my friend, was the best experience in Bali. You can enjoy green amazing places on the way while riding through untouched classical villages, I suggest you to not to... More
7 May 2017|
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Response from anamr94 | Reviewed this property |
I`ve been to Besakih temple in March 2017 and this is true. You can visit this temple with all your heart! I didn`t saw any locker for luggage but you cand leave your things in your driver`s car. It`s safer that way :)